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Old 12-12-2017, 08:11 PM   #1
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Cleaning vinyl walls

Our new trailer has a few glues spots on the vinyl. Does anyone know if I can use "Goo b Gone" without damaging the vinyl?
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Old 12-12-2017, 08:29 PM   #2
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I suggest you ask Escape for a product recommendation. We didn't have any glue spots on our vinyl. They should know about this since I don't think a new trailer should have left the factory that way.
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Old 12-13-2017, 07:25 AM   #3
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I suggest you ask Escape for a product recommendation. We didn't have any glue spots on our vinyl. They should know about this since I don't think a new trailer should have left the factory that way.
They are small spots that looked like drops of water, when I noticed them and tried to wipe them off they smeared and discolored. They were difficult to see until then. I will write escape.
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Old 12-13-2017, 07:37 AM   #4
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They are small spots that looked like drops of water, when I noticed them and tried to wipe them off they smeared and discolored. They were difficult to see until then. I will write escape.
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You might try cigarette lighter fluid. It will not harm vinyl.
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THere are plenty of inconspicuous spots (inside lower cabinets) where you could test the Glue be Gone. I’d do that first.
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Old 12-13-2017, 08:58 AM   #6
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I always had good luck with the Mr. Clean white sponge cleaner bar.
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THere are plenty of inconspicuous spots (inside lower cabinets) where you could test the Glue be Gone. I’d do that first.
Goo be Gone will dull some plastics. I would be very careful.

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I always had good luck with the Mr. Clean white sponge cleaner bar.
The white sponge does clean well, but is abrasive. Do not rub too hard if using on vinyl, and, like the Goo be Gone, it would be wise to test it in an inconspicuous location first.
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THere are plenty of inconspicuous spots (inside lower cabinets) where you could test the Glue be Gone. I’d do that first.
Good idea, thanks
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Old 12-13-2017, 11:17 PM   #9
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I always had good luck with the Mr. Clean white sponge cleaner bar.
Carl's right - it's abrasive. Not only that, it is only abrasive (no detergent or anything else - it's just a soft sanding block). There's a reason that they call these "Magic Eraser": they work like a pencil eraser, crumbling away as they are used. It is a really soft abrasive, and the crumbling away keeps it from holding dirt to scratch the surface, so these things are great for suitable surfaces... but that usually means a hard surface. Painted walls are the application usually shown in ads, and they seem most suitable for that.
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I only use it wet, never dry, but then again YMMV.....
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Goof off pro strength from home depot (not good gone) worked on my vinyl with a Q-tip.
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Escape wrote me back and said that paint thinner works.
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Fill a bucket with 1 gallon of warm water and up to 1/4 cup of mild soap or detergent and just wipe down the vinyl wall covering with the damp brush, working from the bottom of the wall up. Remove all surface dirt from the wall with the brush, moistening it in the cleaning solution as needed.
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I only use it wet, never dry...
Magic Erasers (or equivalent)? Yes, they are to be used wet.
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