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Old 03-20-2014, 10:39 AM   #1
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Roof grime

Roof crud, I let my 95 CC sit to long outside and I have a buildup of black grime on the roof. I was wondering if anyone had a good cleaner to remove side grime. Iíve tried soap/water and elbow grease, no luck, any advice is welcomeÖ.

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Old 03-20-2014, 11:06 AM   #2
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I've never gotten that black spots off, but they don't hurt anything.

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Old 03-20-2014, 11:10 AM   #3
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I've had pretty good results with industrial degreaser but ... it's gonna' strip wax if it drips.

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Old 03-20-2014, 12:23 PM   #4
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I used scrubbing bubbles with a fine scotch brite I got at a paint store. I got my wifes flat plastic mop head that uses different attachments. I laid the scotchbrite on the roof then used the mob head to scrub and it came out nice and white. The scotchbrite was about a foot square.
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Old 03-20-2014, 04:51 PM   #5
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Bar Keepers Friend scotch bright as above rinse well and then wax with multiple coats.
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Old 03-20-2014, 08:24 PM   #6
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I wet the roof down with Dawn dish washing soap and warm water and then power wash it, pretty effective on the oak tree goo.
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:21 PM   #7
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If your '95 CC has the two fiberglass tread areas lengthwise down the roof like mine does, I found that using the pressure washer gently cleared away the black deposits just fine.

I did create a leak at my Sat Dome wire entrance by being too aggressive with the washer the first time, but that was easily repaired.

I do this process once a year and am about to give it this years bath.
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I use this for my trex deck and any other black stuff or green stuff but I suggest trying a small spot first.

It's called 60 seconds when I put it in my sprayer and cover a area in 60 seconds it looks like new I then wash it off, it does have a little bleach so I would spray it from a bottle let it work then wash off with a wet towel.

I use it on my fence, sidewalk, decks and moss it is the best stuff ever invented, I tried bleach and water with no luck what ever else is in that stuff it works.

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Old 03-22-2014, 10:12 AM   #9
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I don't know about black spots as I have used 303 protectant. this is what Country coach recomends to put on a fiberglass roof yearly. After eleven years my roof looks close to new.
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Old 03-22-2014, 11:00 AM   #10
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We went with a new roof top finish, BusKote, which a few other board members had recommended. It provides a bit of extra cooling during the hot South West months, and slight insulation for rain/hail noise. Before this, I washed yearly with Simple Green and on areas that needed a bit more Magic Eraser from Mr. Clean. Then we too would follow up when dry, with Aerospace 303. Mid year, I'd do a simple roof wash, and then a second application of 303. This kept the roof looking white, and the only streaks from the roof were from dust/dirt accumulation running off in dew or first rains.

Only had BusKote on for about 6 months how, and like it so far.

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