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Old 04-10-2016, 05:52 PM   #1
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EPDM Roof Cleaning Suggestions

We've been parked under some wonderful old oak trees for a few months and man what a mess. About 6 months ago we recoated the rubber roof on our Fleetwood Bound with EPDM RV Rubber Roof coating. It looked great until now. So we are looking for some first hand suggestions on what others used on a like roof to clean the tree sap and other stuff the trees have dropped. I have already tried various soap and water types like Joy and our regular car wash. Nothing has touched it so far. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Chuck

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Old 04-10-2016, 09:12 PM   #2
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Try Bar Keepers Friend. You can find it a Lowes, HD, or possibly your local grocery store. It's a powder soap kinda like comet but not as harsh. Use a scrub brush and a little elbow grease and I think it may work well for you. Be sure to try it in an inconspicuous spot to be sure it wont damage your re-coat. Spray the roof with water and sprinkle the BKF on. Scrub it in and then rinse. I use it on mine often and it works well. I'm sure there are other methods and some will suggest something different but that is how I do it.

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Old 04-10-2016, 09:16 PM   #3
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I doubt anything strong enough to remove tree sap is safe for the coating you painted on the roof.
Dicor, who makes EPDM membrane, used to recommend Spic N Span until they began selling their own brand of commercial products.
JMO, I would ignore the sap stains.
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Get yourself a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Mop. It probably won't get the sap off, but everything else will come off with a little elbow grease, and your roof will look like new. My 2000 Dutch Star has the original roof, but you'd never know it.
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Make sure whatever you use to either, prevent it from running down sides or have somebody on ground to immediately rinse as it will cause streaking and possibly remove waxes and the such.
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When I had a rubber roof, I used Spic & Span to clean the roof.
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On the BriteTek on our last Dutch Star I just used Murphy's Oil soap as Newmar said. Then I sprayed 303 on it. After 13 years it was still almost new looking and would have been better if I used a little something abrasive like Bar Keepers Friend.

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