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Old 04-10-2014, 09:36 PM   #1
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Mold under silicone

We just purchased a new Encounter from a dealer in Florida and we live in Tennessee. When we went through the PDI we noticed what appeared to be dirt on the seams of the trim. Thinking it would wash off we drove the RV home. After we got home we realized it was actually mold underneath the silicone caulking. Any suggestions on how to get rid of the mold? Has anyone had this problem? Thanks for your feedback.

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Old 04-11-2014, 07:16 AM   #2
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I live in FL and it is a common problem. You can kill the mold the same way you kill any mold but the discoloration will remain. At that point your choices are to replace the caulk (with a mold resistant brand) or paint over it if it's not a 100% silicone caulk.

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Old 04-12-2014, 09:19 AM   #3
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Thanks for the feedback. We were hoping not to have to replace the caulk, but sounds like that's the only way to solve the mold issue. If we were near the dealer, we would have them fix it, but not worth the long distance drive.
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