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Old 11-28-2018, 03:27 PM   #1
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Mould problem

Just moved to a very rainy/moist climate with my bus 2 months ago. We have a wood fire place but I'm still having mould issues. Mostly in front of the drivers seat, under the steering wheel. Haven't noticed it anywhere else yet.
How can I prevent further Mould? Is it a leak issue? Going to be scrubbing soon with vinegar but I would love some advice/help!


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Old 11-28-2018, 03:43 PM   #2
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real common place to leak...



1. - windshield seal
2. - chassis to body cowl seal (where the hood meets the body)
3. - less likely when stopped.. comes in around the wiper shaft
4. - usually ends up in water dripping onto the dash.. - clearance lights or where old school lights were on upper header above windshield...



my bluebird used to leak in all of those places...

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Old 11-28-2018, 05:57 PM   #3
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I have also seen where wiring was run through the firewall and not sealed up where it went through.
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Old 11-29-2018, 01:07 AM   #4
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Try a mild bleach solution, I'm not sure the vinegar will do it.
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Old 11-30-2018, 12:49 PM   #5
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I spent 3 years living in an RV outside of Seattle.

Winters would have been impossible without a. dehumidifier. We had the drain line plumbed outside to avoid having to empty it twice a day.
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Old 11-30-2018, 02:49 PM   #6
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Bleach will not work long term on porous surfaces

Neither will vinegar

A borax solution will penetrate porous materials and prevent mold regrowth
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Old 11-30-2018, 06:01 PM   #7
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Since having to rebuild my house since the hurricane I have discovered some stuff called moldstat used by professionals and approved for in hospitals.
Like 26$ for a a 16 ounce bottle that makes up to 40-gallons.
For my specific purpose on wood trusses,Sheetrock,sub flooring it says to spray the surface wait an hour wipe it off and spray again to get down to the mold roots.
A little much for your needs but for what you have I would tear that little bit of matting out find and fix the leak (looks like a firewall hood seal issue to me?) and then replace that that little bit with something more durable and appealing.
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Old 11-30-2018, 07:22 PM   #8
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Mold Armor available at Home Depot works great. I treated some very moldy leather car seats with it and the mold never came back. Just soaked the seats down with the spray. Wiped everything off with a damp rag. Redid the procedure. Seats were clean and stayed that way.

When cleaning up mold, don't forget to wear a good respirator. Some mold (e.g. Aspergillus Niger family) contains very nasty aflatoxins.
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