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Old 09-21-2015, 09:02 AM   #15
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Old 09-21-2015, 09:28 AM   #16
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You're right, a bit under 0.2% concentration when used as recommended.
Dicor says no petroleum distillates and no citric acid. That means 0%.

Use at your own risk.
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Why does it seem a lot of people are opposed to soap? Just soap?
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Old 09-21-2015, 10:20 AM   #18
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Way back 4 years ago I was told just to use Borax Detergent or Plain old DAWN and a LIGHT brush, rinse, then apply (but not necessary) 303 protectant....
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Hogwash! "Harsh" means caustic chemicals, like an acid-based concrete cleaner, or abrasives. Heck, Dicor recommends Tilex for cleaning if very dirty or moldy. Read the Diucor EPDM care instructions here:
https://dicorproducts.com/catalog/ro...-roofing/#care

You can use any strong household detergent (including Simple Green) and bleach (to remove any mold in the pores of the rubber). Use a soft or medium bristle brush (on a long handle, so you can stand up using it). Then rinse thoroughly. Make sure yu wash/rinse the sides of the RV after, cause the chalky residue from the roof will streak if you don't.
EXACTLY!!!!
On our previous coach, a '99 Fleetwood Bounder 34V with the F-53 and V-10, I used just about every type of soap on the planet and, some pretty stiff brushes over the 7 years we owned it. None of that stuff EVER did any harm to that roof. Some people think that, that roof is like tissue paper. Well, it's not steel but, it's pretty darn tuff. It can't take harsh tree branches (i.e. cut-off ones that have stumped ends) and things like that but, it's a lot tougher than many think.

Use what you want. It will survive.
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Why does it seem a lot of people are opposed to soap? Just soap?
Because they are clueless. They "hear" that things can be possibly or, potentially damaging but, really DON'T have practical experience with what they're repeating they've heard. It's pretty simple, get up there with some SOAP AND WATER, and a good brush and, go to work! If those rubber (it doesn't matter what type, EDPM or the other one), roofs were/are that DELICATE, even walking on them would damage them.
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I used a squirt of Dawn AND a splash of Murphy's oil soap....worked fairly well.
I will soon also try Protect All products. Just be safe...falling off a class A would really suck.
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Murphy Oil Soap was (not sure about current) recommended by Newmar for use on their Britec Roof. What you Do Not want to use is any product that contains Petroleum byproducts.
After cleaning, give it a treatment with Aerospace 303 for UV Protection.

Dicor also has some very good products.


https://dicorproducts.com/catalog/roof-products/
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Probably against everyone's grain I got the job done last weekend. I was in my local Ace Hardware store and they had their RV line of accessories on sale. I bought the last 32 oz. bottle of Camco rubber roof cleaner and conditioner for $6.95. This did the entire roof and left it nearly spotless.
Actually I am quite pleased with the way it came out.
I also bought a bottle of Camco black streak remover and the Camco wash and wax. The RV looks like new.
Now to get it put under cover for the winter months.
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Old 10-01-2015, 06:56 PM   #24
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Use what you want. It will survive.
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Used cleaners in the past that I now know I should not have, but the rubber roof is 22 years old. The white surface is warn through in a few places, so plan on replacing the roof myself next spring.
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Think Kitchen Floor.

I use Spic & Span.. Water, Bucket, Hose with sprayer (rinse it off) and a long handled "Van Wash" brush. in place of a mop.. I think the brush is easier to use.

Just like the Kitchen, Make sure you do not mop yourself into a corner.. (You want to mop so you end up on the ladder)
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Think Kitchen Floor.

I use Spic & Span.. Water, Bucket, Hose with sprayer (rinse it off) and a long handled "Van Wash" brush. in place of a mop.. I think the brush is easier to use.

Just like the Kitchen, Make sure you do not mop yourself into a corner.. (You want to mop so you end up on the ladder)
I looked around for a brush and found one I liked at NAPA auto parts. It is soft and sort of rounded but did a great job.
I wore clean sneakers ( yes I cleaned them before getting on the roof ) so I wouldn't scratch the roof material. I liked the idea the cleaner I bought had a conditioner built into it.
I had someone suggest I buy the cheapest hair shampoo I could find at a "Dollar Store". I know shampoo is formulated to remove oil from hair. I was a little reluctant to use this as I felt the oil might help in preserving the roofing material.
I finally convinced myself to go with a product made for the purpose. At the price I paid I don't feel I got gypped.
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I found the original paperwork for our roof and it recommended murphy oil soap. I was wondering about the 303 aerospace protectant. Seems other replies are in agreement
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Why does it seem a lot of people are opposed to soap? Just soap?
Dicor used to recommend using Spic N Span until they began selling their own line of EPDM treatment products. I've used Spic N Span but it does not clean nearly as well as Dirtex wall cleaner. I use the powdered kind, but I've had it before they began selling it in liquid form.
It DOES remove those stubborn black spots from EPDM and fiberglass roofs, I've been happy with the results for many years.
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