RV Showers are cool. They let you clean up in private and they are easy to clean. Plus, they are always ready to help you out on a hot day. A shower in the RV makes vacationing more fun and allows you to do evening activities after a hard day of fun.
How to Make an RV Shower White Again: There are a lot of solutions to this problem, One has you using ultraviolet light with hydrogen peroxide. Another solution uses denatured alcohol or isopropyl. Finally a third solution recommends watered down bleach.
RV showers provide its owners with a lot of convenience and helpful benefits. To find out how to return the favor and make it white again, just continue to read our article. The answers may surprise you.
Plastic may be a got to construction material for many items but it does have its enemies. Some cleaners and even UV rays will turn white RV shower stalls yellow. One easy solution to returning the shower walls back to their original white color is to use hydrogen peroxide.
The steps to use this answer are simple:
It is possible that some RV tub s and showers are made of fiberglass and not plastic. Fiberglass can yellow over time just like plastic does. The only difference is that the fiberglass may only have spot yellow stains and not be completely yellow.
Here is what you do to handle this situation:
There are several sources for yellowing on your RV shower walls. Each source is not that difficult to avoid and have very simple solutions to prevent yellowing from occurring.
First, you need to clean regularly- irregular cleaning allows for the yellowing process to become more severe and really affect the nice look you have in your shower
Second, Stop using harsh chemical cleaners- these cleaners can damage the plastic and allow for any yellowing process to get a foot hold in your shower stall.
Third, don’t use abrasive brushes, etc.- these can scratch your plastic surface allowing it to become vulnerable to yellowing. Use softer brushes, sponges and cloths to get the shower clean again.
Finally, close the shower or bathroom door- you want to block the harmful UV rays from reaching your shower walls. Close the doors or keep the bathroom curtains closed when the sun is shining on that side of your RV.
If you haven’t taken those steps to protect your shower from discoloring, here is a third option to returning your shower walls back to white again:
Combine 1 teaspoon of liquid dish washing soap with 1 quart of water. You can use a gentle tub and tile cleaner as well
Spray the tub with the mixture and wipe clean. After wiping, rinse well with clean water
Then mix baking soda and water until it looks like toothpaste
Rub the mixture over your shower stall and let it stand for an hour
Next, take a soft bristled nylon brush and wet it with warm water
Scrub the tub with the wet brush and keep wetting as needed
Rinse with clean water and let dry
After you have wiped the shower walls dry, apply some auto whiting polish on the walls. After rubbing it in a little bit, wipe off any excess
When you are done doing that, add a light coat of auto cream wax with a soft cotton cloth and let dry after wiping off any excess.
Some RV experts and users feel that the cheap plastic used in RV showers cannot be restored to their original white color. You can try the above solutions and if they do not work, you are left with the expensive option.
What these experts recommend for you to do is to replace the yellow plastic walls with new plastic walls. There may be some that are treated so that they do not yellow. This is a solution that is also recommended if your current shower doors have discolored as well.
Just spend the money and save your self the time of trying to remove the yellow by hand.
When trying to remove the yellow from your shower walls, it is not always a good idea to use bleach. Bleach can damage your holding tanks, gaskets and drain systems. So be careful how much you use if you decide to use bleach. Just keep in mind that even a little bleach can harm your RV.
If the above solutions do not work for you, you can replace your shower walls. Or you can talk to an expert RV mechanic and get their help. They may have some tricks up their sleeves that work fast and effectively.