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Old 05-02-2016, 05:58 PM   #1
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Window gasket mildew

After storing 19', opened rockguard and discovered condensation caused mildew on rubber gasket, Idea for removal without harming trailer? Thanks

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Old 05-02-2016, 09:02 PM   #2
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I would just wash with soapy water, that should take care of the surface. Then leave open to air dry.


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Old 05-02-2016, 10:03 PM   #3
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We have the same issue with our front window gasket.
I have not been able to remove the stains with any products I have tried.
Something we have to learn to live with in the PNW I guess??
I have tried to leave the rock guard ajar over the winter so air would circulate but for the last two years it has been closed by others!
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Old 05-03-2016, 06:46 AM   #4
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If I remember correctly I drilled a couple of small air holes along the bottom of the cover, to allow some air, when this happened the first time to me in my 19.
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Old 05-03-2016, 08:36 AM   #5
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I just leave the rock guard open a few inches when parked at home. Allows for air flow and mildew never gets the opportunity to develop.
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