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  1. LCF

    LCF New Member

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    I'm currently living in Mississippi but raised in Tennessee. My husband and I bought a 2008 Niagara (Model 4233) about five years ago. Super nice! However, we have neglected to clean the exterior and now it's a hot mess. Do you think it safe to use a pressure washer on the side body panels and roof? As I understand it, the side has the Krystal Kote finish; the roof is fiberglass. Photos attached. If you zoom in, you can really the see what I'm up against with what looks like mildew specks, etc. Thanks so much for your opinion(s)/thoughts. Happy Camping! [PU]

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    PointyCamper Active Member

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    I have used a pressure washer but never on my camper.
    You would be pleasantly surprised how well a bucket of soapy car wash and a soft rag will get the grunge off the hard sides.
    Ymmv :)
     
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    bols2Dawall S.W. Ontario

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    No pressure washer , it'll blow off decals , get into seals and gaskets etc. Try a mild bleach solution and scrub brush
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Welcome from n/W Fl panhandle. Try some totally awesome available from $ general. I bought the small spray bottle and a gallon to keep it filled, all total maybe $5.00, It does a great job of removing black streaks and will probably get rid of the mold without too much trouble. I spray it on, let it set for a few minutes and rinse, for stubborn places I use a sponge. Good luck and Happy Camping
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    Hello and welcome from Minnesota!

    I use auto detergent, a bristle brush and some elbow grease to wash my pup.
     
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    Welcome to the forum from Midway USA.
     
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    Thanks for the replies and welcome messages! I'm using regular car wash soap, Awesome cleaner from Dollar General (truly awesome, it is) and the Mr. Clean magic eraser for the plastic parts. I have a strong cloth-covered sponge and a really soft brush for scrubbing. After plenty of elbow grease, attention to detail, rinsing really well and drying afterwards with white wash cloths (colored ones may transfer the dye), the results have been great. I will refrain from using the pressure washer, as everyone has advised. Just a couple of pics attached to show what I did yesterday... All the best! Under the Bed Half Way Washed.jpg Door Side Cleaned.jpg
     
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    The elbow grease and cleaners really make it look nice.
     
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    Looks good.
    Reminds me, I need to do a bit of cleaning....⛺️
    ooks good!
     
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    Welcome and greetings from North Carolina to the portal!
     

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