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Old 06-04-2018, 07:56 PM   #1
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Default Cleaning a roto molded cooler

What works best ? I started using simple green a few years ago then switched to 409. The 409 worked really welll Then onto scrubbing bubbles which works even better. Most recently I bought a spray bottle of zep muti purpose / degreaser spray on clearance at Tractor Supply for $2.00. Wow stuff works excellent.
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Old 06-04-2018, 08:02 PM   #2
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Old 06-04-2018, 08:07 PM   #3
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I’m a fan of Purple Power but may have to try the Zep
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Old 06-04-2018, 09:01 PM   #4
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Bleach and a water hose , sometimes a white bar towel with water and bleach if something is really not right
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Old 06-04-2018, 09:06 PM   #5
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I washed two of my coolers this afternoon. Started with the scrubbing bubbles. I completely forget about the zep I bought a few months back. So I tried it on the bottom side of the coolers. Nearly took all the black marks off of my RTIC.
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Old 06-04-2018, 09:14 PM   #6
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What the heck are y’all doing to your coolers? I’ve only had to ever use soap and water...
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Old 06-04-2018, 09:37 PM   #7
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I use dawn and a scrub brush for my fish cooler. When the smell lingers in pour a little bleach in there and rinse it around.


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Old 06-04-2018, 09:46 PM   #8
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Didn’t think about dawn good idea thanks
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Old 06-04-2018, 11:13 PM   #9
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Engine/tire cleaner at the car wash. Cost a dollar. you're welcome.
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Old 06-04-2018, 11:49 PM   #10
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Wesley's bleach white tire cleaner. Best stuff I have ever found for cleaning a cooler. Spray it on. Let it sit. Hose it out really well.
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Old 06-04-2018, 11:54 PM   #11
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Water.


Water and bleach if it gets funky.


I don't worry about the marks.
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Old 06-04-2018, 11:59 PM   #12
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What the heck are yíall doing to your coolers? Iíve only had to ever use soap and water...


Considering my 125 quart cooler cost as much as my first truck I take care of it. Iíve only ever needed soap and water. Most of the time they have drinks in them and get emptied out and rinsed out. If by chance I kill a deer it goes to the processor and when I pick my deer up from them I wash it with dawn when I get home.


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Old 06-05-2018, 12:28 AM   #13
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I processed a deer this past season and put the bones and trimmings back in my cooler so I could go dump them the next morning. Well I forgot and then went to work for my 3 days before remembering..... I've tried scrubbing bubbles,dawn,baking soda, etc. Finally found on bisons website to use Clorox anywhere and a green kitchen scrub sponge. Just found some of the Clorox anywhere so I will report back with how it works. My cooler is funky right now haha

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Old 06-05-2018, 07:40 AM   #14
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Usually just soap and water. If it has developed a funk of some kind I will add bleach and let it sit overnight. I used simple green on a cooler that had food left in it for months after a beach trip. While it cleaned the cooler, the simple green smell never went away.
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Old 06-05-2018, 07:45 AM   #15
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I’m really not looking to get the scuff marks off just the red dirt and grime that gets built up after a few trips to the lease. Also If I leave drinks in the cooler for days after the ice melts seems to have a dirty film on the inside.
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Old 06-05-2018, 08:03 AM   #16
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I forgot about a few exploded soda cans in the cooler and it looked as it was stained brown inside. Water, bleach and scrub brush cleaned my Icehole out good looking like new.
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Old 06-05-2018, 08:04 AM   #17
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My rotos are for ice, groceries and drinks. I have an igloo 55 qt designated for fish and then a big old igloo sportsman 155qt for storing and bleeding game. No way game or fish go in something I spent good money on.
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Old 06-05-2018, 08:07 AM   #18
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I usually just use the water hose and my hand. If it's real bad I use dawn with a rag.
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Old 06-05-2018, 08:08 AM   #19
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Bleach and water. Been working great for me for about 30 years .
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Old 06-05-2018, 08:09 AM   #20
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Bleach is good for smell but vanilla extract is better. Wash it in dawn really good then dry the cooler dump some vanilla on a rag and wipe the entire inside down close the lid and leave it alone for a few days (Don't reopen the lid during that time) real lemon juice works also.
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Old 06-05-2018, 08:11 AM   #21
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What the heck are yíall doing to your coolers? Iíve only had to ever use soap and water...
Kinda what I was thinking......
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Old 06-05-2018, 08:45 AM   #22
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I use Clorox to clean out and if really bad I sun bleach it. Clean then leave in direct sun for the day. UV usually kills everything and removes most the stink
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Old 06-05-2018, 08:53 AM   #23
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Water.


Water and bleach if it gets funky.


I don't worry about the marks.
This. Unless it's after a deer or fish have been in it water does the trick.
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Old 06-05-2018, 09:00 AM   #24
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The Zep will clean anything. Love that stuff

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Old 06-05-2018, 09:14 AM   #25
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My rotos are for ice, groceries and drinks. I have an igloo 55 qt designated for fish and then a big old igloo sportsman 155qt for storing and bleeding game. No way game or fish go in something I spent good money on.
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Old 06-05-2018, 09:15 AM   #26
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Bleach is good for smell but vanilla extract is better. Wash it in dawn really good then dry the cooler dump some vanilla on a rag and wipe the entire inside down close the lid and leave it alone for a few days (Don't reopen the lid during that time) real lemon juice works also.
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