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Cleaning our Dandy again.

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abc5575

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Re: Cleaning our Dandy again.

Post by abc5575 on Sat 30 Jun 2012, 8:50 pm

Hi all, I got some of the small rust marks off Desmond Designer today, using little exfoliating wipes.
I figured if they are ok on skin, they shouldn't harm Desmond.lol
Remember when we had the blue and white 'dart' who was called 'blue' O/H packed the spare wheel against the white PVC, ooohhhhh I cursed him. Evil or Very Mad
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Helen
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Re: Cleaning our Dandy again.

Post by Helen on Sun 01 Jul 2012, 9:52 am

Spare wheels leave awful marks ........ I would have been doing more than cursing, I'd have probably been sat in a corner rocking too and fro affraid affraid affraid

at least Desmond will be safe from wheel marks Very Happy

abc5575

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Re: Cleaning our Dandy again.

Post by abc5575 on Sun 01 Jul 2012, 5:43 pm

Yes Helen, as his spare wheel is strapped underneath. Very Happy

fearful wizard

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Re: Cleaning our Dandy again.

Post by fearful wizard on Sat 14 Jul 2012, 7:19 pm

I used some silky caravan and boat cleaner on the cover to see if it would clean easily and this is the result it says its non abrasive no scratch cleaning cream, has anyone else used it?

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mike
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Re: Cleaning our Dandy again.

Post by mike on Sat 14 Jul 2012, 7:22 pm

Not used it but it sounds ok,looks like you have a job on there. Smile
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Helen
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Re: Cleaning our Dandy again.

Post by Helen on Sat 14 Jul 2012, 8:27 pm

It's the first thing I used to clean my Dandy when we purchased it ....... my dad had some in his garage from his caravan days. It worked a treat but was more expensive than the cif but we do still use it on the tub to get any marks off and it works on tough stains on the pvc too with no scratching .......... it's also not as messy as the cif. Very Happy

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Re: Cleaning our Dandy again.

Post by fearful wizard on Sun 15 Jul 2012, 6:09 pm

fearful wizard wrote:I used some silky caravan and boat cleaner on the cover to see if it would clean easily and this is the result it says its non abrasive no scratch cleaning cream, has anyone else used it?

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another picture and didn't have to rub to hard, just wondered if it was a solvent?

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Caz1960

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Re: Cleaning our Dandy again.

Post by Caz1960 on Mon 16 Jul 2012, 11:29 am

on touch is it smooth or sticky after cleaning if smooth ok as a cleaner sticky could be that it's is eating the pvc ???I stick to Jif and elbow greese

fearful wizard

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Re: Cleaning our Dandy again.

Post by fearful wizard on Tue 17 Jul 2012, 5:28 pm

Caz1960 wrote:on touch is it smooth or sticky after cleaning if smooth ok as a cleaner sticky could be that it's is eating the pvc ???I stick to Jif and elbow greese



There is a phone number on the tub so i phoned and asked if silky was a solvent cleaner.
I explained what i wanted to use it for, and i was told it wasnt a solvent cleaner just test it on a small area first.
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Helen
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Re: Cleaning our Dandy again.

Post by Helen on Thu 19 Jul 2012, 10:44 am

Sorry for the late reply but no not a solvent cleaner and for cleaning the dandy tub (where you get marks from the bungees) it's better than the solvents. I like the stuff, it brought up our old dandy cover and gave it a lovely sheen too. It brought the paintwork on the tub up lovely and it was very very shiny when finished
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Caz1960

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Re: Cleaning our Dandy again.

Post by Caz1960 on Thu 19 Jul 2012, 10:29 pm

brilliant looks good but don't forget to polish ( mr sheen Silicon ) after so that the next clean will be easier.. I even put polish on my kitchen cupboards after as easier to wipe clean each time flower

abc5575

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Re: Cleaning our Dandy again.

Post by abc5575 on Mon 23 Jul 2012, 8:47 pm

Hi all.
We have marks on the trailer part of Desmond, that just do not seem to shift, whatever I use.
It is almost as though the marks are underneath the surface. Sad
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Caz1960

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Re: Cleaning our Dandy again.

Post by Caz1960 on Mon 23 Jul 2012, 11:30 pm

abc5575 wrote:Hi all.
We have marks on the trailer part of Desmond, that just do not seem to shift, whatever I use.
It is almost as though the marks are underneath the surface. Sad

Very Happy I have that with my roof of my awning I've scrubbed both sides but the marks be it fainter are still there I think with time and more cleaning they should fade flower
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Helen
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Re: Cleaning our Dandy again.

Post by Helen on Tue 24 Jul 2012, 6:58 am

Most Dandy's will have some sort of marks that won't shift no matter what you do, I have some on my awning roof that have had everything thrown at them and they still wont go away as they seem to have stained the pvc ........ call it character rather than worry about them lol!

abc5575

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Re: Cleaning our Dandy again.

Post by abc5575 on Wed 25 Jul 2012, 7:36 pm

Hi all.
Gosh it is 'muggy' on Tyneside, awfie.

Yes i think that I will have to just call it character, or I will be cleaning until the cows come home. Smile

abc5575

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Re: Cleaning our Dandy again.

Post by abc5575 on Wed 25 Jul 2012, 7:37 pm

Desmond has a 'mucky' character. lol!
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Helen
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Re: Cleaning our Dandy again.

Post by Helen on Thu 26 Jul 2012, 1:28 pm

Our Dandy is having a weekend away so we may just get to give it a clean up at last. Very Happy
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jake001

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Re: Cleaning our Dandy again.

Post by jake001 on Sun 29 Jul 2012, 6:09 pm

Isn't it amazing what a bottle of JIF and a lot of elbow grease can do Shocked

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No I have not made a mistake it is JIF

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Many years ago someone who worked for Unilever gave us a box of it FREE

abc5575

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Re: Cleaning our Dandy again.

Post by abc5575 on Sun 29 Jul 2012, 9:31 pm

Hi Jake, it looks like it is doing the job well.

I still call it Jif anyway,lol and I call Snickers Marathon.

After all, " A rose by any other name, would smell just as sweet".lol
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Helen
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Re: Cleaning our Dandy again.

Post by Helen on Sun 29 Jul 2012, 10:35 pm

We managed to get the front, side and rear of the Dandy clean this weekend but then we had sunshine and heavy heavy showers so couldn't do the roof this time ....... next time it's out which shouldn't be long we'll get it done Very Happy

Your cover has come up a treat Jake
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jake001

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Re: Cleaning our Dandy again.

Post by jake001 on Sun 29 Jul 2012, 11:25 pm

When I first got the Dandy, earlier this year, the cover was fitted inside out and I understood why when I looked at the "proper" outside. The half clean front picture looks bad but the top was/is worse but I thought it was sad to have the rear Dandy logo on the inside and so I decided to give it a go. I've now done half of it and used almost a whole bottle of jif, only two bottles left, we might have to buy some soon affraid (the first in over 20 years) lol!

When it is not in use I do have an extra cover (brown ) to protect the blue one cheers
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Helen
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Re: Cleaning our Dandy again.

Post by Helen on Mon 30 Jul 2012, 8:29 am

Our old cover was the same but it also had a large hole on the top from some rodent nibbling, we managed for a few years by patching it up and giving it a good clean but in the end changed covers. The Dandy on the rear is slotted into a clear plastic sleeve so I took a blade and cut that out then put it on the new cover with tenacious tape and slid the Dandy word back in before putting on the last bit of tape. It helps when packing as we know exactly which bit of the cover goes to the back Very Happy

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