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Old 29-03-2017, 08:11 AM   #1
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My friend has asked me to clean his New to him caravan. It's been parked under a tree for the past 2 years and has green mould/moss on it.
What's the best way to remove this and make it look good?

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Old 29-03-2017, 08:28 AM   #2
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Did one not long ago , started with APC at 10:1 , some bits required more than one hit, depends on how bad it is you may have go to 5:1 , then used tar & glue remover , wiped down then washed. Used turtle wax polish x2 coats and sealed with turtle wax tough coat.
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Old 29-03-2017, 06:13 PM   #3
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Thanks. I haven't seen it yet but he's told me the roof is all green and the sides very dull and flat.

I need to get a list together as he's buying the stuff to clean it not me


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Old 29-03-2017, 06:55 PM   #4
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Does it need machine polish mate
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Old 29-03-2017, 08:33 PM   #5
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We got a caravan a few weeks back and I've read a lot about not power washing around windows and trim joints.
APC though should clear the green.
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Old 29-06-2018, 12:23 PM   #6
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You can use Plain Stardrops @10:1 with warm water......use a mitt Some area are highly polished so be careful what you use, Autoglym SRP from any local store is adequate, do small areas.

You can snowfoam pre-wash just be careful with what you use as a too strong product will not help the window rubber, read the label try a test spot.

A round detail brush with that Stardrops mixtre will get the green mould off, do not use T cut in any form as this with scratch the sealed surface of the paint or aluminum trim, use a dedicated polish.

Once the dirt us loose you can use a PW from a good distance, caravans have insulation that you do not want to be getting wet.

As Chongo mentioned they can be machined polished once clean, just go slowly with the right product.
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Old 29-06-2018, 12:33 PM   #7
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Does it need machine polish mate
I wouldn't risk machine polishing a caravan, paint is way too thin. I just hand polish and wax mine.
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Old 29-06-2018, 12:52 PM   #8
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The one side of our static caravan doesn't get much sun so across the course of year gets green mould on it, BH autofoam in a garden sprayer, soft broom/old washmitt and a hose pipe fetches it all of ours with ease, obviously doesn't give it any bling but nice and clean
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Definitely avoid machine polishing any of the painted aluminium as it’s very thin and obviously heats up quick making it easier to burn through, although it is fine to do any GRP parts.
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Old 29-06-2018, 11:08 PM   #10
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We got a caravan a few weeks back and I've read a lot about not power washing around windows and trim joints.
APC though should clear the green.
Thats correct and I would only powerwash with care or you could damage any waterproof joints and/or introduce damp into the van.
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