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Old 01-31-2008, 02:57 PM   #15
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Take it from an old floor covering distributor. "Mop N Glow" is a great product when used for the purpose intended. It has polymers and a high cellulose content. It was never meant to be used out doors. It will darken even your vinyl floor inside the house after awhile. It does take a caustic stripper or ammonia to remove it. If none of the above is a problem, then it will not hurt anything either. It will probably start flaking after a short period of time in the hot sun. Try in in a small area and watch it.
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Old 01-31-2008, 05:27 PM   #16
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by JerryForwood:
I didn't know you got black streaks from aluminum roofs? I thought you only got them from rubber roofs? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

In SoCal black streaks are caused by diesel exhaust particulate matter. It's also a major contributor to health problems, hence the major push for tighter diesel emissions.

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fred, that was a joke about the diesel exhaust causing the black streaks
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When we had an aluminum roof on our old coach, my wife used the same wax as we used on the kitchen floor with a mop to wax the roof. It worked greatfor several years! The new coat removed the old and to remove it one used a solution of household amonia. It even seemed to protect the caulk! I am not sure that it eliminated all the black streaks but it sure helped.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by beaverjim:
fred, that was a joke about the diesel exhaust causing the black streaks </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

No joke Jim, health facts from the State of California. Black streaks are a black oily film.

If you spend some time in SoCal you will notice the constant heavy flow of truck traffic to and from the Port of Los Angeles. Huge amounts of particulate matter being discharged.

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IMO the largest cause of black streaks is from soot caught in the rain as it falls. I have seen black streaks form in just a few days on my washed and waxed white fiberglass boat, no rubber, no chaulking. I would think it is was just dust and dirt you would be able to wipe off when it dries.

Keeping your roof clean will help slow the development of streaks, but short of wiping down the entire coach with each rain you will have to deal with black streak eventually.

I must admit I am surprised to here CA people complain about black streaks as I figured it was soot mainly from the coal power plants and the nations fuel burning fleet as it blew eastward.
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