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cleaning enclosed trailers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by AintNoFun, Dec 21, 2004.

  1. AintNoFun

    AintNoFun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,807

    what do chemicals do you guys use to clean your enlcosed trailers? just curious i always try all the normal stuff about pep boys, and it takes a lot of scrubbing... just curious what everyone else uses....
  2. 2k1yzfr1

    2k1yzfr1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 539

    My friend who has owns a trailer company here in Texas has a chemical that they had made the is the best cleaner for the skin of enclosed trailers. You just spray on and wipe off and it takes all the black streaks off. Let me know if you want his number.

  3. Wells

    Wells LawnSite Member
    from SLC UT
    Messages: 0

    I sealed the wood several times inside the trailer when I first purchased it. Now when I clean it out I just use a power-washer and everything washes off just fine, no need for chemicals or scrubbing.
  4. scott's turf

    scott's turf LawnSite Senior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 949

    I put linoleum on the floor. Cleans up nice.
  5. Lawrence Lawns

    Lawrence Lawns LawnSite Member
    from zone 7
    Messages: 23

    Try your trailer dealer. They should have a chemical to remove the oxidation. That's what the dark streaks are.
  6. Bray

    Bray LawnSite Member
    Messages: 87

    toilet bowl cleaner works good on the outside of the trailer. I bought one with a buddy 5 years ago for our hunting supplies when we go to colorado. The inside we put several coats of a sealer like thompsons, and it seems to wash out well with a hose and a push broom.
  7. scott's turf

    scott's turf LawnSite Senior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 949

    ok, I'm ********. I thought you were talking about the inside of the trailer :dizzy:
  8. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Messages: 2,702

    You might want to try On/Off. It's a chemical for cleaning the bottom of boat hulls. Takes off the scum line like nuttin. Never harms any of the vinyl stickers either.

    Read the label though and make sure it's OK for you application.
  9. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    on off is a pretty acidic cleaner. it's diluted hydrochloric (or sulphuric, can't remember) acid. be careful with that stuff.

    any alkyline or acidic cleaner will clean it fine.

    check out envriospec and look at thier truck (tractor trailer) cleaners.
    buy in 5 gallon buckets and save alot of money.

    acidic cleaners are also great rease removers. it breaks down the lipids like crazy
  10. riches139

    riches139 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 369

    Wallmart sells a good product called "Black Streak Remover".
    Works very well, very little scrubbing.
    It's in their travel trailer or RV section. :waving:

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