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Old 11-21-2005, 06:07 PM   #1
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How clean do you get the roof? Ours has got little black spots all over it. I have tried a RV cleaner from Wal mart and Spic and Span but it still got the specks. They seems to get the loose dirt off but not much more. Is this normal for a rubber roof ?
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Old 11-21-2005, 06:07 PM   #2
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How clean do you get the roof? Ours has got little black spots all over it. I have tried a RV cleaner from Wal mart and Spic and Span but it still got the specks. They seems to get the loose dirt off but not much more. Is this normal for a rubber roof ?
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Old 11-22-2005, 03:30 AM   #3
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Tom,

I just wash mine with car wash soap and water about once a year, I'm reluctant to use anything stronger for concerns of shortening the life of the rubber membrane. I don't fret over the small black spots, I think they're just mildew spots and really won't hurt the roof.
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Old 11-22-2005, 04:05 AM   #4
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I use the rubber roof conditioner and do it once or twice a year. Maybe I will wash and wax the whole trailer soon. We are retiring and hope to spend some time in the South this winter.

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Old 11-22-2005, 08:05 AM   #5
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Ok thanks Richard I was just wondering about the black spots. I am afraid to use bleach or anything strong also.
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Old 11-22-2005, 08:29 PM   #6
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If you go to http://www.dicor.com (company that makes EDPM roofing used on many RV's) and click on Installation Information, they say that you can use mineral sprits applied to a cloth for subborn stains, and do NOT use Acetone. They also say not to let the solvent pool or stay in contact with the roof for an extended period.

Personally, I just wash it with RV roof cleaner, and I don't care about the little spots that it won't get out...
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Old 11-23-2005, 07:59 AM   #7
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I was just wondering if other roofs looked like mine. I guess they do.
For what it worth, while at Northwood, Va getting my roof glued back down. I was told the roof for a trailer cost them around a $100. A rv dealer near me want $3000 to replace the roof but everthing on top has got to come off. A lot of labor in replacing.
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Pretty much the same as the others. I use spic and span to clean mine. It comes very clean and white yet I have the spots when I am done also. Mine are more greyish rather than black. I have come to ignore them much like everyone else..
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I would recommend using spic and span or a little detergent and water. DO NOT USE any type of Solvents or Bleach, these will damage the material. I know the Black is a pain in the caboose, but it is one of the side effects of a great roofing product.
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