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Old 06-29-2012, 06:24 PM   #1
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what do you wash your roof with ?

al right what do you wash your roof with ? previously ive used dawn simple green and bleach as a mixture i figured id ask what do you use ?
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Mop, Pail, Spic & Span, Water,, Same as a Kitchen Floor.

At least that is the concept.. I make the following changes.

MOP, Instead I use a "Van Wash" Brush, this is a long handled (Telescoping) car wash brush, I find it works better than a mop at loosening the dirt,

And where as in my mother's kitchen we mopped with Spic & Span, then again with clear water.. I use a garden hose and sprayer and just hose it off for the rinse.

Note, there are many good floor cleaners out there that will work, but you need to avoid any product that is petrolum based on a rubber roof, some other products too, I know Spic & span is safe, likewise the one you used. Others.. I have to read the label.
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Mop, Pail, Spic & Span, Water,, Same as a Kitchen Floor.

At least that is the concept.. I make the following changes.

MOP, Instead I use a "Van Wash" Brush, this is a long handled (Telescoping) car wash brush, I find it works better than a mop at loosening the dirt,

And where as in my mother's kitchen we mopped with Spic & Span, then again with clear water.. I use a garden hose and sprayer and just hose it off for the rinse.

Note, there are many good floor cleaners out there that will work, but you need to avoid any product that is petrolum based on a rubber roof, some other products too, I know Spic & span is safe, likewise the one you used. Others.. I have to read the label.
I have used the same thing for over 40 years.
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al right what do you wash your roof with ? previously ive used dawn simple green and bleach as a mixture i figured id ask what do you use ?
I get a lot of leaf stain on my white roof. I use JOMAX house cleaner mixed as directed (about 1 part jomax, 2 parts bleach, and 3 parts water. The JOMAX is thicker than the dawn or simple green, and tends to hold the mixture in place longer. JOMAX is stocked in my local hardware store and also Home Depot.

After basic leaf removal, I spray the mixture on with a pump up garden sprayer. I let it sit for about 10 minutes, then use the pressure washer on it (carefully avoiding vents). I usually do the front half first so I don't have to walk too far on the slippery mixture, then do the back half.

I use the same mixture on the white fiberglass boat interior, and it works great.

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Newmar says to use Murphy's Oil Soap in the BriteTek roofs, so I do.
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I, like most people I suspect, do no even contemplate washing the roof, except to maybe paint or patch it.

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I use Mr Clean Magic Erasier on a sponge pole. After it drys I put a coat of mop & Glo on for protection. Not counting dry time, it only takes a couple of hours.
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303 works for for me. Two times a year.
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Read the info that came with your RV for the roof and follow that. Most do not like oil base products. Some do not like bleach. So follow the manufacturers instructions.

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al right what do you wash your roof with ? previously ive used dawn simple green and bleach as a mixture i figured id ask what do you use ?
Part of what you wash it with depends on what it's made of. If it's a fiberglass roof then the same stuff you wash the MH with. If it's a rubber roof then use a NON petroleum product. Camping World carries a line of products designed for the rubber roofs.
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I use a heavy duty detergent such as Simple Green or Spic & Span, with a pretty good dose of bleach to help get the leaf mold and such out of the crevices. I use a moderately stiff brush as well. We park under trees fairly often, so I wash it at least twice a year.

Our roof is fiberglass, but I did the same when we had TPO and EPDM.
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The dealership told us to use Murphy's Oil Soap, and it's worked fine.
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Murphys is a good product, but pretty mild as detergents go. Heck, we use it on the leather seats and such. Maybe my roof gets dirtier than most, but Murphy's would hardly budge the crud we have up there.
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Here's how i do my rubber roof. Wash with wash and wax. . Then take ac covers off (4 screws) then then the vent covers,lower them to the ground. Make fresh wash wax. Then get the soft scrub without bleach.and a brush.bring a hose to rinse off. and start scrubbing front to back.. then get down scrub all the covers by this time the roof is dry put rubber roof conditioner around ac units and vents put all covers back on. then apply rubber roof conditioner on rest of roof front to back . tired yet. while up there check for any bad caulking or damage. at some time. It was 90 plus outside when i did it jul 5 but it had to get done i do it 2 times a year then wash the rest of coach so residue from doing roof is not left on and then u have nice clean coach/camper total time it took me to do this about 5to 6 hours .tired yet it was fun. also when the ac covers were off i cleaned the fins on condencer with soap and water. in between major cleaning i wash with wash and wax.
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