Time to beat that Mould! (Rapido overcab shelving)

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  1. Techno

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    My van 7090 is nearly 7 yrs old and mould had already established itself in this area when we bought it over 2 yrs ago. It is mostly out of sight and difficult to get at so only has half hearted cleaning.
    This is purely a condensation issue from poor air circulation in Winter months.
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    It really is quite easy and takes little time to strip the furniture away.
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    Close ups in the corners reveal the ugly truth
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    Initially I'm going to use a mould treatment branded HG of Dutch origin I believe. This is like most mould treatments and largely bleach.
    I'll see how effective this is and then decide what to do next.
    To be continued.........
     
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    I'd be inclined to paint the whole area dark grey, then it won't show..:rofl:

    Seriously HG products very good, used it yesterday on some mouldy sealant and plastic trim, sprayed, left for 30 mins, wiped off, looked new.
     
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    Our eldest sons bedroom gets black mold spores in one corner of his bedroom ceiling. I use a bleach spray and a sponge scrubber. It gets rid of it but returns eventually . Months later.
    He won't have the radiator on in his room. But has his window open often , even in the depths of winter. His is the only room in the house that gets it. We've never had it in the MH though.
     
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    I'm considering white carbon weave textured vinyl as a possible covering.

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    Is it possible to add some insulation under the covering you have planned as it would help reduce the cold spot.
     
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    Good point Lenny I was thinking of upholstered panels as one option. However the mould has formed because the original surface is porous and I'm thinking vinyl will give the mould nothing to grow on and easy wipe clean. The stuff I pictured is easy fit no bubble and re positionable so I take it to be removable too if a change of heart transpires.
     
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    Tried the spray and it is not the answer. My contamination is too ingrained. So I will be trialling the matt white carbon vinyl in the near future
     
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    Thanks Don but it has been there too long and any more wetting will make the surface worse now.
     
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    Well in that case I do like the look of that carbon vinyl which I'm sure you'll do a great job with it :)
     
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    We have a corner up near the ceiling in our kitchen at home Andy, I tried every spray on the market but it always returned in weeks, I thought I'd try something simple, I mixed approx 5% bleach in and old Mr Muscle bottle and it seems to kill it stone dead, and takes a few months to return, as you're going to cover it anyway, bleaching the material isn't a problem, and why not use some 1/2'' foam sheet to add insulation, using Spray adhesive from Van mat man.
     
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    If I open the skylight I don't get condensation, unfortunately I inherited it and only found how to prevent it this winter.
    It is dead and gone but stained
     
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    Hi Andy -only ideas to try - sugar soap and bleach-kills bacteria-drilling small holes and using gun applied foam (heat canister in hot water) squirt into holes, leave to cure cut excess off with hacksaw blade,then cover-I also have some light grey veltrim -very easy to stick and cut plus it's warm if you want some give me a call got plenty of both the light grey and dark grey with spray adhesive glue -yours FOC ;)
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