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Old 03-24-2013, 01:51 PM   #1
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Roof Cleaning

Recently purchased a Coachmen Freelander 19CB and was wondering how often you clean your roof and what products are you using. It has TPO roof. Thanks
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:25 PM   #2
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I clean mine once a year (in the spring) with just dawn dish soap and water. Mine is kept in a garage so it doesn't get much exposure to outside.
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Agree X5 on the dawn dish soap and water it cheap and it works.
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The info that came with mine recommended Murphy oil soap. I add a little dawn for good measure.
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I don't understand all of the people using dishwashing detergent. If you have full body paint, nearly all manufacturers warn against using dishwashing liquid as it harms the finish and paint. I realize you are using it on the roof, but it runs down the sides just the same.

I have a Brite Tek roof membrane and use Dicor cleaner. Spray on, sponge mop, hose off. Then I finish with 303 aero for UV protection.

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It may be harmful to the paint if used directly on it and rubbed in with a brush or sponge. I use a little in the bucket mixed in with the Murphy oil soap and three gallons of water. The roof and sides are throughly rinsed afterwards. Never noticed any harm to the paint and the roof is real clean .
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I use a wash and wax mix on all of the RV then I use a mop and glow product for the roof. No streaks down the sides.
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I don't understand all of the people using dishwashing detergent. If you have full body paint, nearly all manufacturers warn against using dishwashing liquid as it harms the finish and paint. I realize you are using it on the roof, but it runs down the sides just the same.

I have a Brite Tek roof membrane and use Dicor cleaner. Spray on, sponge mop, hose off. Then I finish with 303 aero for UV protection.

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On our 2002 DSDP Newmar recommended the Murphy's Oil Soap and I just bought a new bottle of it. When dry I use 303 on it and all the covers.
For the full body paint they recommend liquid baby soap and a soft cloth, NO BRUSHES as it scratches the clear coat. They even publish a paper on it.
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