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Old 03-09-2016, 05:45 PM   #11
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Before picture. I'll shoot After picture when it stops raining in a couple weeks and warms up enough to wash the trailer.
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Old 03-09-2016, 07:07 PM   #12
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Before picture. I'll shoot After picture when it stops raining in a couple weeks and warms up enough to wash the trailer.

Come down to where we are in Arizona. This climate will kill that stuff in no time
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Old 03-09-2016, 09:13 PM   #13
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Just a clarification. TSP is a base, not acid, so mixed with bleach it doesn't give off chlorine gas. It's probably too strong for cleaning the Escape, though.
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Old 03-09-2016, 10:36 PM   #14
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Just a clarification. TSP is a base, not acid, so mixed with bleach it doesn't give off chlorine gas. It's probably too strong for cleaning the Escape, though.

Mmmm now you have me thinking. I think you are right about TSP being basic .... my exterior cleaning recipe has been to 1/2 fill a 5 gallon bucket with water ... add a significant amount of bleach and then a very healthy squirt of Joy dish detergent .... stir and swab. It would make very short work of moss, dirt and algae like in Glen's picture with a 16" handled medium bristle brush and gloves. We get that accumulation here too with all the rain we get. Hose off and probably re-wax.

With your comment, I'm curious what the ph of Joy is. Now where did I put my litmus paper ...? Haven't seen it for 30 years.

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Old 03-09-2016, 10:51 PM   #15
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pH of Joy is 9.

https://www.pg.com/content/pdf/01_ab...oducts/Joy.pdf
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Old 03-09-2016, 11:51 PM   #16
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Im smirking and really enjoying this .... oh! the things you can learn from this site.

pH of Joy is 9
pH of TSP is 12
ooops forgot to look up the pH of bleach .... do I smell strong chlorine fumes from the exuberance of the amount of bleach I am adding to my wash solution? Or is my solution causing a chlorine off gassing from the bleach?

From the two strong alkaline products, It would be my guess that my wash solution might be hard on the aluminum belly band.


From your interesting moniker, have you been to Anartica? Must be a good story there.

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ooops forgot to look up the pH of bleach ....
Google says 12.6 for Clorox
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Im smirking and really enjoying this .... oh! the things you can learn from this site.

pH of Joy is 9
pH of TSP is 12
ooops forgot to look up the pH of bleach .... do I smell strong chlorine fumes from the exuberance of the amount of bleach I am adding to my wash solution? Or is my solution causing a chlorine off gassing from the bleach?

From the two strong alkaline products, It would be my guess that my wash solution might be hard on the aluminum belly band.


From your interesting moniker, have you been to Anartica? Must be a good story there.

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Hi Starving Hyena,
I'm not sure if you are smirking because you know about chemistry, or because you don't....BUT if the chemicals you mix bleach with are all basic, then you are OK because the chlorine gas is not released. It is only if you use something that is acid that the mixture allows the chemical reaction to release chlorine gas. I learned this the hard way! :-)

And yes, I explored the Antarctica peninsula in 2002....that experience changed my life! It is a long story, but in a nutshell, my company was one of many sponsors of an environmental cleanup by "Mission Antarctica" on King George Island. I was chosen to go by winning an essay contest (!) and spent 3 weeks exploring the Antarctic peninsula in a 67' Challenge yacht and then helped to deliver the yacht to Ushuaia, Argentina. Then I was on the team that represented Mission Antarctica at the World Summit of Sustainable Development in Johannesburg later that year. When I won the contest, my friends at work started calling me "Miss Antarctica", so I use it as an online moniker.

I made a video in 2008 with some of my pictures if you are interested, go to


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Hi Starving Hyena,
I'm not sure if you are smirking because you know about chemistry, or because you don't....BUT if the chemicals you mix bleach with are all basic, then you are OK because the chlorine gas is not released. It is only if you use something that is acid that the mixture allows the chemical reaction to release chlorine gas. I learned this the hard way! :-)

And yes, I explored the Antarctica peninsula in 2002....that experience changed my life! It is a long story, but in a nutshell, my company was one of many sponsors of an environmental cleanup by "Mission Antarctica" on King George Island. I was chosen to go by winning an essay contest (!) and spent 3 weeks exploring the Antarctic peninsula in a 67' Challenge yacht and then helped to deliver the yacht to Ushuaia, Argentina. Then I was on the team that represented Mission Antarctica at the World Summit of Sustainable Development in Johannesburg later that year. When I won the contest, my friends at work started calling me "Miss Antarctica", so I use it as an online moniker.

I made a video in 2008 with some of my pictures if you are interested, go to


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Did watch your video and what a once in a lifetime experience! Pat
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Did watch your video and what a once in a lifetime experience! Pat

Hi Sandy,
Wow! What an amazing opportunity and life experience. Thank you so much for sharing. Your video will be watched many times by me, at least. I have wanted to go to Antarctica many times and at one time was thinking about applying for work there. Likely that is going to have to be behind me now due to my excessive collection of growth rings .... but! I am planning on living to at least 400 just to make a small dent in my bucket list.

I was smirking because I was enjoying how friendly people are here and so willing to help. For the most part, we are all total strangers.

Welcome to the forum and I look forward to hearing more about your adventures.

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