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cleaning solution for dandy pvc

Post by Krist0n on Mon 09 Jan 2012, 2:06 pm

I have tried the simple stuff such as washing up liquid, and car shampoo, but the stains, especially on the roof will not shift. Is there a magic product I can use?


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Re: cleaning solution for dandy pvc

Post by mike on Mon 09 Jan 2012, 2:25 pm

k.zissler wrote:I have tried the simple stuff such as washing up liquid, and car shampoo, but the stains, especially on the roof will not shift. Is there a magic product I can use?

There are specialist solutions but they some times remove a small amount of pvc the most popular is ciff working on a dry surface with a damp cloth small areas at a time,hard work first time but a coat of mr sheen after makes a lovely job.


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Re: cleaning solution for dandy pvc

Post by Helen on Mon 09 Jan 2012, 3:49 pm

This may help with cleaning your new Dandy

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Re: cleaning solution for dandy pvc

Post by Tow Itch on Mon 09 Jan 2012, 8:35 pm

Just gone barking looking for this topic because I thought I'd posted on it earlier.

Re Helen's comment on using silicone spray.
The spray is also brilliant for zips.
Cazz sprayed my awning's zips at the Christmas meet.
Then after seeing the difference I bought a can and sprayed them again.
They positively glide, no more tugging at battleship chains!




Is there a Soluyion for the tryping error in the titel?
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Re: cleaning solution for dandy pvc

Post by Helen on Mon 09 Jan 2012, 8:38 pm

Will sort it Kevin, glad you found what you were looking for as I was just going to look through every post you've made in an attempt to find it lol!
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Re: cleaning solution for dandy pvc

Post by Krist0n on Tue 10 Jan 2012, 5:21 am

ciff it is then. Also cheap as chips Smile I needed a bit of the cheap, as the Dandy and the security devices have skinted me now.
Thanks for the advice
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Re: cleaning solution for dandy pvc

Post by mike on Tue 10 Jan 2012, 6:34 am

Dont know if i have put this but its the ciff cream cleaner
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Re: cleaning solution for dandy pvc

Post by Helen on Tue 10 Jan 2012, 8:37 am

Most supermarkets have an own brand of cream cleaner at a much cheaper price and it works just as well Very Happy
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Re: cleaning solution for dandy pvc

Post by Krist0n on Tue 10 Jan 2012, 1:22 pm

I have found some liquid pvc cleaner that a double glazing fitter gave us a few years ago. It states that it's for hard pvc, so not sure whether to try it or not. I may try it on the inside of the skirt first.
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Re: cleaning solution for dandy pvc

Post by mike on Tue 10 Jan 2012, 1:43 pm

Thats the type of stuff that often works by sacrificing a layer of pvc,the best way to check is use a coloured cloth on a unimportant white part and see if the cloth turns white,personally the stuff scares me.
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Re: cleaning solution for dandy pvc

Post by Helen on Tue 10 Jan 2012, 1:44 pm

Those cleaners tend to be solvent cleaners and although I have used it on tough stains I would only use it as a last resort. I did do my Dandy with it once but that was before I realised exactly what it did and when I checked using Mikes cloth method on my old cover I found it did show on the cloth as light blue affraid
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Re: cleaning solution for dandy pvc

Post by Krist0n on Tue 10 Jan 2012, 1:53 pm

Yes. I have just read some reviews and stuff on the actual cleaner I have, and it works by melting a layer of pvc, which I suppose why it's for hard pvc. I think I'll stick to the cif cream.
On the plus side, I did manage to get the sticky cellotape residue off the patio doors Very Happy
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Re: cleaning solution for dandy pvc

Post by mike on Tue 10 Jan 2012, 2:00 pm

The worst mark you can have is if some one has carried the spare wheel on the roof nearly impossible to get off without something like the cleaner you have,dont know if i would do that or not Question
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Re: cleaning solution for dandy pvc

Post by Helen on Tue 10 Jan 2012, 2:03 pm

My daughters has that Mark from the spare and we tried this stuff and it didn't touch it. We did only try it the once and cleaned the area immediately after but it was a risk we took and had no effect whatsoever.
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Re: cleaning solution for dandy pvc

Post by vickoir on Tue 10 Jan 2012, 8:00 pm

i found neat flash liquid worked on on the really stubborn black marks
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Re: cleaning solution for dandy pvc

Post by Coffee1 on Sat 14 Jan 2012, 3:32 pm

I know cif is good for cleaning the Dandy because her indoors always makes me do the scrubbing while she just takes pictures of me doing it to put on the forum. Shocked

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Re: cleaning solution for dandy pvc

Post by Nick on Sat 14 Jan 2012, 6:37 pm

hob brite which is a bit like CIF that cuts through stubborn stains but its not gritty or really abrasive
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Re: cleaning solution for dandy pvc

Post by Nick on Sat 14 Jan 2012, 6:38 pm

Coffee1 wrote:I know cif is good for cleaning the Dandy because her indoors always makes me do the scrubbing while she just takes pictures of me doing it to put on the forum. Shocked

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that's why you need to do your chores when her indoors is outdoors
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Re: cleaning solution for dandy pvc

Post by Helen on Sat 14 Jan 2012, 6:58 pm

The only scrubbing he doe's is on the Dandy and awning, oh and washes up when we are away he makes himself sound like Cinderella Laughing
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Re: cleaning solution for dandy pvc

Post by mike on Sat 14 Jan 2012, 7:08 pm

Helen wrote:The only scrubbing he doe's is on the Dandy and awning, oh and washes up when we are away he makes himself sound like Cinderella Laughing


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Re: cleaning solution for dandy pvc

Post by Krist0n on Sun 15 Jan 2012, 9:58 pm

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The dirtier side of the roof only cleaned with soapy water.
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Re: cleaning solution for dandy pvc

Post by Krist0n on Sun 15 Jan 2012, 10:02 pm

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This side wasn't quite as dirty as the other side (first picture)
But you can clearly see the difference Cif cream and Ajax powder made.

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Re: cleaning solution for dandy pvc

Post by Helen on Sun 15 Jan 2012, 10:04 pm

It will all be worth it in the end and if it's kept on top of it wont get to that stage again.
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Re: cleaning solution for dandy pvc

Post by Krist0n on Sun 15 Jan 2012, 10:09 pm

I know, but what worries me is that it took me nearly 2 hours to get 1/4 roof almost white, and that is the cleaner 1/2 of the roof.

I have managed to get the cushion covers off, and back on again. My fingers are so so sore. Has anyone ever tackled those button/tags before that go right through the cushion cover and the cushion? OMG!!!! Do you remember me saying the cushions weren't dirty, just a bit smelly. Well they certainly were dirty. The colour of the water in the washing machine...... They have come out and dried so much brighter. Maybe I SHOULD'VE gone to spec savers!!!

Is there any magic product to put on the roof once cleaned, to stop it getting stained again? Or at least to help?
If not, I feel I do need to put something on it, as the abrasive effect of the cif and the Ajax I feel may be a little harsh on the pvc.


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Re: cleaning solution for dandy pvc

Post by mike on Mon 16 Jan 2012, 2:35 pm

Krist0n wrote:I know, but what worries me is that it took me nearly 2 hours to get 1/4 roof almost white, and that is the cleaner 1/2 of the roof.

I have managed to get the cushion covers off, and back on again. My fingers are so so sore. Has anyone ever tackled those button/tags before that go right through the cushion cover and the cushion? OMG!!!! Do you remember me saying the cushions weren't dirty, just a bit smelly. Well they certainly were dirty. The colour of the water in the washing machine...... They have come out and dried so much brighter. Maybe I SHOULD'VE gone to spec savers!!!

Is there any magic product to put on the roof once cleaned, to stop it getting stained again? Or at least to help?
If not, I feel I do need to put something on it, as the abrasive effect of the cif and the Ajax I feel may be a little harsh on the pvc.



We always use mr sheen but others say silicone spray but to be honest once a year cleaning and it will never be like that again

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