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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.
Due to the pandemic, my life now exists of only 3 days, yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Everything else has been forgotten!
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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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