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mould on fly mesh

Went in the van yesterday and noticed we have mould on the fly mesh on the roof sky lights/vent.
can this be replaced ? or is there a good way to get it off ?
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We've a skylight fly screen in our AutoTrail.

I take off it's cover about once a year, remove the netting part, and wash it gently in soapy water with a soft brush on a flat surface. It needs to be done gently to avoid damaging the shape of the rectangular netting.

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I have in the past taken my roof fly screens off and put them through the dishwasher.

I was dubious about this action but had a new spare if it went wrong. The new one was not expensive at the time.

I was extremely happy with the result but had expected the glue to melt, in the event this did not occur but I may have been lucky.

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I use an old Mr Muscle spray bottle (they do a mold spray too) I put 5% bleach in water and spray it, gone next day, re-spray with clean water and pat dry, no need to remove them.
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Hi gemmy,

The frame of my old cover was broken so I had nothing to lose.

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I would imagine the simplest way is to steam them on a medium setting
Using the pad on the steamer

Would work to remove the dust on all window screens

On the subject of screens all our windows and doors have fly screens except the cab door windows

I hate insects in the van but love fresh air, any ideas on how to cover these effectively when on site

Anyone done it??

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I would imagine the simplest way is to steam them on a medium setting
Using the pad on the steamer

Would work to remove the dust on all window screens

On the subject of screens all our windows and doors have fly screens except the cab door windows

I hate insects in the van but love fresh air, any ideas on how to cover these effectively when on site

Anyone done it??

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If it is very bad I used to use a toothbrush with very hot water with lots of washing up liquid in it.

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.......... no need to remove them.
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I forgot to mention. I use the mesh cleaning exercise as an opportunity to get at the interior winding mechanism and make sure it's working efficiently.

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