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I searched the forum and could not find anything on this.  I am hull 246, 2017 and just now getting around to cleaning the excess glue around the edge of my floor.  Doing complete maintenance as getting ready to go out west next year.  Did any others have this issue.  Not sure why it exist from factory but see the picture.  What are suggestions to clean it with so not to damage the vinyl floor?

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Phil Drye

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I usually start with a plastic razor blade or scraper.  I've had success with De-Solv-It, Goo Gone or Goof Off on a coarse rag.  And don’t kill yourself because mine seems to come back a little less each time I clean the edges.

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Yep, plastic scraper with a brand new blade, change frequently. I just did my floor a month ago, it gets nasty where the dirt sticks to that rough surface. This is GREAT:

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3 hours ago, Going said:

 Not sure why it exist from factory but see the picture.  What are suggestions to clean it with so not to damage the vinyl floor?

I'm pretty sure it exists because neither the fiberglass floor nor the vinyl flooring itself are porous materials. The adhesive really has no place to absorb into like it does with the typical concrete or plywood underlayment and some of that adhesive near the outside edge finds its way out before curing. I replaced mine over a year ago and still get a couple of spots now and then.

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Our flooring and the surrounding fiberglass had a lot of sticky residue when I picked up Ollie-Haus. The first evening in Oliver campground I noticed my socks were quite dirty on the bottom after a little while milling around in the camper learning the systems. I decided to us a wash cloth saturated with hot water to just wipe the floor down. To my surprise, all the sticky residue came off with moderate effort just using hot water. I don't know if this is the same substance you are trying to clean, but I would start with hot water with a little detergent in it and see if that works before getting more aggressive. Hope this helps. 

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On 7/1/2023 at 8:23 AM, John E Davies said:

These are the bomb!  Scraping off excess "anything" on gelcoat - a "must have" for anyone owning an Oliver, Casita, CT-22, or a sailboat, IMO.

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