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Old 04-04-2015, 01:38 PM   #15
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Hey JeffAZ,

There are lots of opinions out there....almost as many as there are subscribers. I eventually found an Eternabond Instruction sheet (attached). Lots of good info in it.

For my EPDM roof, it boils down to:

1) Scrub the roof surface with a dry scotch-brite pad to remove loose particles
2) Wipe (repeatedly) with clean rags wetted with lacquer thinner to remove any contaminants.
3) Spray their EternaPrime on the roof area to promote adhesion

Some notes .... The above steps are for EPDM roofs. There are other variants for fiberglass, TPO and PVC roofs. The scotch-brite scrubbing appears to be done dry. No cleaners are discussed. In addition to lacquer thinner, they recommend brake-part cleaner or their proprietary EternaClean solvent. They say alcohol is ineffective. (However, I would disagree with that opinion .... every time I drink alcohol it is very effective! )

Thanks for all the good input guys ....

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Probably more-so! The amount of misinformation bandied about concerning "petroleum distillates" on rubber anything (roof, tires, what-have-you) is amazing.
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Old 04-04-2015, 07:14 PM   #17
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Good Karlos, I'm glad you got something figured out that will work for you, after opening a big can of worms. In the category of sheer numbers of opinions, roofing must be second only to tires in these forums!
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Old 04-04-2015, 07:18 PM   #18
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I've tried the paint thinner etc before applying eternabond and didn't work! The best and easiest method I've found is dish soap and a wire wheel. Wipe it down good with a good concentration of dish soap and then take a wire wheel on a drill and lightly scrap up the loose stuff. Go slow and be careful and go over it several times. Take a brush and sweep up whatever flies off. Go over it again with dish soap. When to put it down the warmer it is the better and put alot of weight to it. Just my method.. good luck!
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How about EternaClean? It doesn't specifically say it if rubber roof complatible... I have used it and assumed it was safe for rubber roof use.
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You can't go wrong using the Eternabond cleaner/prep and primer. It is demonstrated in the Eternabond Library videos.
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