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Old 01-29-2008, 07:50 PM   #1
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Had a CG neighbor tell me that he uses mop-n-glow on his aluminimum roof, and he gets no black streaks down the sides. Has anyone else used this? What do you all think?
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Had a CG neighbor tell me that he uses mop-n-glow on his aluminimum roof, and he gets no black streaks down the sides. Has anyone else used this? What do you all think?
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Old 01-29-2008, 08:00 PM   #3
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I didn't know you got black streaks from aluminum roofs? I thought you only got them from rubber roofs?
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Old 01-30-2008, 01:27 AM   #4
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I would suppose that it would work however a good wax/polish/sealer designed for exterior use would be better.
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Old 01-30-2008, 04:42 AM   #5
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i believe you get black streaks from plain old dirt on the roof. i would guess anything you can put on that roof to keep dirt from sticking is going to help! although i would worry about somthing like poly glow not wearing off evenly, you might end up with it peeling in areas and making a mess. there are polymere products out there for gelcoat but the difference is that gelcoat is actually porrus and the aluminum is not and has nothing to bond to. just my thoughts!
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Old 01-30-2008, 05:19 AM   #6
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Another thing that would have to be taken into consideration is the UV and its affect on this product. As said above go with a true exterior material intended for that use.
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Floor wax can also be used on the sides.

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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 Tom N: Floor wax can also be used on the sides.-Tom </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Tom--
I heard that a poly floor polish can be added right to the car wash soap, in the bucket, and it dries on the Coach to a very shiny, unstreaky shine. The added bonus
is that, if used on a freshly cleaned and white rubber roof, it is very much non-skid afterwards--wondering here...
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Wow, I don't think it's a good idea. We had a Terracotta floor in our prior residence and my wife put acrylic floor shine (like Mop-N-Glow) on it once a week. I had to do some baseboard repair and noticed that all kinds of dirt and crud were encased in this dried acrylic glue in corners and under the baseboards. I figured it was time to strip the floor and start over. Let me tell you, the only way I found to get it off was with extra strength ammonia that I bought at a chemical house, mixed with hot water.
The resultant mess was sticky goo that had to be discarded right away; if it wasn't, it dried back up on the floor in gray clumps. It was a choking, disgusting, sticky, slippery, backbreaking mess! Even my chemical mask wouldn't filter the ammonia fumes. I had to buy a $70 set of cartridges for that. I would also worry about a roof coating (for possible future leaks) sticking to the acrylic which dries like fingernail polish and cracks/flakes off in time. When you drop water on an acrylic coated floor it makes a white spot and it loosens the coating, not as much as the ammonia, but it gets gummy just the same. That's my 2 cents; I would not use it on anything, much less my motorcoach.

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In my book, If the mfg doesn't recommend it why would you use it?
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Just about the time I start feeling comfortable about what I know in my old age this series of posts comes up.
Mop-n-glo on the roof, floor wax on the sides, pure ammonia used inside, e-gads what's next!
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WOW, I did not try it, I was just wondering. I have an aluminimum roof and sides on my coach and am getting ready to do the spring "make it pretty" cleaning and was looking for some input. This is the first real detail that I will be doing to this coach, and I've never had an aluminimum coach.
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by mountainkowboy:
WOW, I did not try it, I was just wondering.{QUOTE]

Kowboy--
I didn't try it either. There's another one out there going around the campfires: Using old-fashioned, green Liquid Turtle Wax, right in the RV wash bucket, along with the soap. These stories rank right up there with "Urban Legends", only in the RV World...I have not been able (yet) to find a good substitute for good ol' elbow grease, when cleaning my rig...sigh..
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This thread cracks me up... You can put flor wax in the water, car polish, dish soap, jet dry or you could even whiz in if you want. But, I won't do it. I agree with Steady Eddie.

Me I use:
1) Car wash soap that won't strip the wax off or dull the clear coat.
2) Protect All for wax. Easy On - Easy off
3) Clean the Brite Tek roof 2 times a year before I wash the rig.
4) Use Voom as my 1 and only spray cleaner
5) Use Plexus on my plastic lenses and Diamond Shield. Bugs come off with cool water.
6) Use nothing but micro fiber cloths.
7) Use my own brew window cleaner. No water spots and the water just rolls off.

Lastly, black streaks usually come for dirt trapped the the caulking that gets washed away when it rains. In other words you don't wash you rig enough. A 50% solution water and Voom will take them off. I normally use a 5:1 soultion.
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