Big cooler, old mold stains?

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Aleforge

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I have a cooler that was left with crap in it over a week last year. Needless to say it had some mold growth on the sides. I tries soaking and scrubbing it with a heavy bleach concentrate but it only faded the spots. Its one of the wheeled "extreme" Coleman ones and I was hoping to use it as a mash tun.

Do you guys think its OK to use and ignore the stains, or do you think I am playing with fire and the mold can never be completely removed?

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30 minute soak in oxyclean, if that don't work then nothing affordable will
 

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IMO, for mold and mildew, nothing beats bleach. I cleaned out a nasty stained cooler w/ ajax or comet cleanser and a sponge. Looked damn near new when finished. Several hot water rinses and maybe a day or two to air out when your all cleaned up.
 
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you're going to be boiling the liquid afterwards, right? What the heck, go ahead and use it.
I was thinking the same thing, but I am gonna some of the other suggested methods first. I am tight on money and didn't want to go out and buy another cooler.
 
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