White sealer cleaning

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  1. Spottycatz

    Spottycatz Read Only Funster

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    Having got our 3 year old van,which is in excellent condition, it is apparent that the white 'silicon' sealer that bonds the cab unit to the habitation, has become grey in parts and almost black near the bottom of the van. Has anyone any ideas on cleaning this and what is best to use? Looked all through the tips section and can't find anything at all on this.
     
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    Good old Jif.....sorry Cif. Back of a non stick scourer, careful to keep it away from the paintwork and a toothbrush. Works brilliantly.
     
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    I'll give that a go this afternoon. :thumb:
     
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    Mastic

    Not at home at present so can't tell you the brand I used to replace it.
    I have an Auto Sleeper and Mark at the factory advised me to scrape out the old mastic with an old credit card,which like you had gone black, and replace it. Works a treat as like new even after an year.
    I'm sure if you contact any of the makers they will tell you the make of the mastic they use.
     
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    Wonder wipes. Non abrasive so you don't have to stress about rubbing like a demon on the joints :thumb:
     
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    Since I found Silky I havent looked back , I use a small soft brush to put it on .
    Heaven!
    I love cleaning my van
    Silky Cream is a non- irrating, A non abrasive and non dermatitic cream
    for cleaning the exteriors of caravans and boats.
    Leaves surfaces smooth and gleaming
    Good Luck
     
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    I second that - it's great stuff!
     
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    Well did you try to wash the exterior because sometime the rust is on the exterior which make the white color to grey. Or you can use some exterior cleaner without harming your sealant because mostly cleaner contains the chemicals which are not good for sealant.
     
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    Hi Bruce, yes I used Cif, on a paper towel, using a hose to wash any residue or drips off and the sealer has come up like new. :thumb: Took time though, but that's OK, I have loads of that now. :BigGrin:
     
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