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Mike Poole02/08/2020 21:58:30
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Time to upgrade to a carpetsmiley

Mike

gerry madden02/08/2020 23:46:55
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Thanks all for your thoughts and suggestions. I have tried a few more concoctions without even a hint of success so I'm not hopeful, especially after reading about plasticiser migration !

Looks like it might have to be a new floor or a large carpet. Look out for my next post where I ask for advice on how to break the bad news

Hopper03/08/2020 00:06:39
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It's a camper trailer. Carry on camping. It'll scuff out eventually.

(I'll let you tell 'er that though.)

 

Edited By Hopper on 03/08/2020 00:07:59

Jeff Dayman03/08/2020 04:02:33
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I'd be looking for some smaller tires and make some artistic and clever crop circle-like patterns in it. If you can't fix it - feature it!

(or get new rug)

Brian Morehen03/08/2020 07:23:12
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Try Shower Gel or Hair Shampoo . I often use use these with great results also Lighter ( Fuel but be carfull Highly Inflamable )

Good Luck Bee.M

John Hinkley03/08/2020 09:08:23
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Posted by george Aldous on 02/08/2020 18:22:05:

I know this going to sound mad but try brown paper and a hot iron. put paper on and iron over it, might suck it out

Don't forget to use vinegar as well. It worked for Jack when he and Jill fell down the hill!

John

Brian Oldford03/08/2020 11:19:52
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I can recommend a good divorce lawyer.

Russell Eberhardt04/08/2020 19:52:13
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Replacing the floor covering in a camper van is by no means easy. The flooring is usually laid before the installation of the furniture so everything must be removed including the kitchen sink!

A possible alternative is to use floor paint. This is a useful guide: **LINK**

Russell

John Paton 104/08/2020 21:24:19
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We have loose laid rubber backed washable carpet in our van and it works really well, even when we have the dogs with us. It can be taken out and scrubbed if necessary and is kind under foot. I turned yew plugs to fit the table leg sockets so that they finish level with the 'depressed' pile of the carpet.

The carpet is what is used for commercial venues and old folks homes where unfortunate accidents happen with regularity.

The sheet vinyl flooring remains below to help prevent spillages getting into the floor timbers.

Edited By John Paton 1 on 04/08/2020 21:25:35

Edited By John Paton 1 on 04/08/2020 21:27:22

Grindstone Cowboy04/08/2020 21:39:55
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Try a paste of sodium bicarb and water, leave it on overnight, but like the others, I don't hold out much hope.

Bo'sun05/08/2020 17:52:42
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If it is rust, then another vote for Oxalic Acid. I used to work in a foundry, and the iron dust in the air left millions of tiny rust specs in the cars paintwork. Oxalic Acid worked a treat. Bought as crystals and made into a solution. Paint it on and let it crystalize, then wash off with water.

Oldiron05/08/2020 18:36:27
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Posted by Bo'sun on 05/08/2020 17:52:42:

If it is rust, then another vote for Oxalic Acid. I used to work in a foundry, and the iron dust in the air left millions of tiny rust specs in the cars paintwork. Oxalic Acid worked a treat. Bought as crystals and made into a solution. Paint it on and let it crystalize, then wash off with water.

I didn't know that rubber tyres went rusty if left on the floor. winkdevil

Just gonna hide now. regards

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