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Old 07-28-2014, 07:48 PM   #1
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What the heck do birds eat in central Kentucky?!

We just returned home from a nice stay near Frankfort Kentucky. We stayed at a great little campground right on a large creek with plenty of shade. That's good. However the birds in those shade trees left their deposits all over the white rubber roof of the coach. That's not good.

I scrubbed all day today and still cannot get the stains out. I used Dawn, Spic&Span, a hard bristle brush, strong water pressure, and LOTS of elbow grease. The stuff comes off but whats left is like a stain that is in each spot where the stuff used to be. Some large and some small. There are also a few spots on the rear cap fiberglass. It almost looks as if it was painted into the fiberglass.

Any you guys live in that area and if so what do you use to get those stains out?
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:40 PM   #2
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Try a Mr Cleen " Magic Eraser " . You will be surprised what that thing will remove .
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X2 on the eraser
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Try "LA's Awesome Cleaner." Eats right through little drops of protein and costs a whopping $1.00 per bottle! Great on bugs, too! \ken

Bulk LA’s Totally Awesome All-Purpose Cleaner, 20 oz. at DollarTree.com
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Maybe I'll try that cleaner. It will take alot of erasers to clean the entire back half of my roof!
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Any you guys live in that area and if so what do you use to get those stains out?
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Who sees your roof?
Why does it have to be "stain free"?
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Not to be short with you, but I do and I like things clean. That's just me..to each his own.
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Not to be short with you, but I do and I like things clean. That's just me..to each his own.

I do too. When my roof was dirty , I knew it and that's what mattered to me. Needless to say , it got cleaned regularly. .
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Try "LA's Awesome Cleaner." Eats right through little drops of protein and costs a whopping $1.00 per bottle! Great on bugs, too! \ken

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I haven't tried the LA Cleaner yet but I will (my wife is a big Dollar Tree fan so I'll put it on her list next time she is there.)

However, I got back up there today with a bucket of Spic&Span, my brush, and added about half cup of bleach to the detergent. Success!!! It is now clean again. I had to use bleach on the roof one time before when we were camping someplace in the fall and it rained. This pasted the leaves all over the top and before I could get them off, they had stained the white rubber. It worked that time and it worked this time too.

And I did research it. Bleach is ok on the roof and on the fiberglass gelcoat. I just use plenty of water and rinse thoroughly.
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Thank you for the update.
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To answer the question, they eat lots of berries and that berry juice excrement really stains.
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I found that out as well. About half the stains were from those berries. Many had begun to disintegrate by the time I got home leaving a sticky residue.

Funny thing, it was a very long site and I thought we would take max advantage of the shade. Next time I'll not back in so far..still would have been shady.
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