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Old 09-16-2010, 04:33 PM   #1
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How often do you clean/seal your roof

I guess the TPO roof on my Tuscany is rubber? Do you have to seal it regularly? how about cleaning them? Need suggestions.
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Old 09-16-2010, 04:58 PM   #2
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its actually a thermo plastic material
i generally wash the roof when i was the sides,

go up there first with car soap and a good soft to medium brush and scrub a dub dub.
then look at the seals and take note of anything that needs attention
i also scrub the slide toppers then as well.
rinse real good then climb back down and wash the big stuff
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Read the instructions in the owners manual. It will most likely suggest only to use a soft brush and mild detergent and that is all. The roof treatments are designed to put more money in the providers pocket.

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I have found 409 and a soft brush works well for me. I have used it on 2 5ers and my DP. It cleans well and does not put a lot of streaks on the side.
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Simple Green works good too. I have cleaned my roof about 4 or 5 times, and simple green worked good, with no ill effects.

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I guess the TPO roof on my Tuscany is rubber? Do you have to seal it regularly? how about cleaning them? Need suggestions.
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Per Wickipedia:

Thermoplastic PolyOlefin (TPO) is a trade name that refers to polymer/filler blends usually consisting of some fraction of PP(polypropylene), PE (polyethylene), BCPP (block copolymer(polyproylene), rubber, and a reinforcing filler.

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Here is a direct quote our coach Mfg.
" Your new motorhome is equiped with a TPO (thermoplastic olefin) roof material. For cleaning normal household detergents may be used. Use a nonabrasive household detergent and plenty of water. For stubborn stains, use a whitewall tire cleaner."

"The TPO roof itself does not require annual coatings or additional sealants. Periodic washing with soap and water is all that is required. DO NOT USE SILICONE SEALANTS."

I wash it semi annualy and use Dicor products on any suspect area. I also apply 303 on a 4 month schedule.
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Ours is rubber? We were told rubber roof cleaner & sealer and a soft brush.
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[QUOTE=az bound;703826
I wash it semi annually and use Di-cor products on any suspect area. I also apply 303 on a 4 month schedule.[/QUOTE]

Well, I went up there this morning and washed it with a car-wash soap and brush. It took a lot of elbow grease but got it done. Tried a couple of spot with 303, I like it but its a "on your knees" operation. So that will be a job for another day. This is the first time I've cleaned it in the 2 years I've had it. So it was really black/dirty. I do use the 303 on the rest or the coach.

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OK folks, what will get tree sap off the roof? We are living in our Tuscany now and it is parked under a tree that is dropping sap on it. I've cleaned the roof itself but am afraid to use tar remover on the TPO roof...
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I have heard that peanut butter works great on sap. Maybe the oil in the peanut butter. I know that won't hurt the TPO.

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I do mine at least 2 times a year. I too, like Simple Green. Roof is covered during the winter. As far as tree sap, possibly Goo be gone if it's a small area.
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OK folks, what will get tree sap off the roof? We are living in our Tuscany now and it is parked under a tree that is dropping sap on it. I've cleaned the roof itself but am afraid to use tar remover on the TPO roof...

Well i use glass cleaner to remove sap from cars that i am getting ready to paint at my work.... I just spray it on let is soak for 20 to 30 seconds and wipe it off........ Just a suggestion i have never done this on a tpo roof though
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