roof leak cured , how to get rid of staining ?

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  1. glyndwr

    glyndwr Read Only Funster

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    Had a leak around a roof rail joint on my Compass m/h looks like its cured with sv sealnt but can't shift the staining caused internally , tried 1001 carpet cleaner , stainoff and most others I have seen for sale but no result so far .
     
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    Don't know if this will work or not, but hey ho, tis worth a try (say a square centimetre maybe)
    I had a Mould stain on my awning canvas, I got some "Starbiight RV Awning cleaner" recommended by someone on here (can't remember who tho) followed the instructions and it worked.
    As I've said ! don't know if it will work.
    Is the stain Brown?
    Perhaps trial and error! Starbright and bleach? Gently does it tho!
    Weak weak mixture at first?

    Sorry I can't help otherwise!
     
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    Just had a quick squizz at a Victorian thingee and it recommends Lemon juice!

    Trial and error? tiny square for a tester?
     
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    Have you tryed WD40 and a tooth brush
     
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    Not yet , does it work ?
     
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    WD40 and cream cleaner are 2 most popular items i use for removing stains, don't think i have come across anything yet i haven't been able to remove with either (y)
     
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    Carpet stains? Have you tried Vanish carpet cleaner - the spot removal one in the spray can in this case, methinks.

    If not carpet, where else?
     
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    For a previous MH we bought 'Pampervan' and it worked a treat
     
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    if its on vinyl coated wall/ceiling board, it needs either replacing or painting usually
     
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    Got the WD40 but my toothbrush is electric so will have to use the other halfs!!:getmecoat:
     
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    All waterstaining on vinyl or matt substances will require a stain block. We are forever covering water stains in the building trade. You have several choices polycell do a stain block spray in a aerosol, we usually just use a oil based paint then once dry go over with emulsion.
    In a motorhome this ain't going to look pleasant. magnum motorhomes sell wall/ceiling boards you could cut the section out and replace using a reciprocating saw.
     
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    Yes, don't use your own its a messy job
     
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    Worth a try, can't do any harm
    White vinegar I've been told is also worth a try
     
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    I got some roof staining after trying to wash/clean it.After cleaning it ,it was a bigger mess than before I started :(I was going to simply overboard it but decided to paint it -A full 24 hrs later and 4 coats of paint all was as new (y)If I would have over-boarded it the job would have been done in a couple of hours and no waiting for anything to dry -Still very happy with result and I also painted the Heiki blind to the same shade of off white / cream (not the frame just the roller blind bit)-I found = parts of white and Magnolia to be a perfect match (y):)
    terry
     
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    I did this once, used my own toothbrush as well. Stain didnt come out but my teeth are whiter than white.
    Phil
     
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    I have the same problem with my Chausson, It has a fabric roof lining and it is that which has a slight brownish stain where water got in some time ago, it is OK now but the stain always looks like it is still leaking. WD40 is an oil and would stain it more but a different colour . I might try spot cleaner though on a tiny bit out of sight.
     
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    Fair point, sounds about right, I thought it is a fish oil but wasn't aware it would stain further
    Hope he hasn't tryed it, just shows always learning
     
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    Yes first thing I tried , thought it had worked but when dry was still same .
     
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    The interior of the roof on mine is covered in a Hessian type of material .
     
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