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Old 01-23-2017, 02:32 PM   #1
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Cleaning roof with Dicor products

I have a 2016 Tuscany that should have the roof cleaned this year. I have used their roof cleaner and roof protectant. I want to use it again but don't want to scrub and rinse with a hose and end up streaking a newly waxed motorhome. I heard rinsing properly will prevent that but by experience found out it does.

I asked their corporate help email system if there is any issue sparingly cleaning and rinsing with spray bottles and many clean cloths is acceptable before applying their roof protectant. I was surprised she said the technique was acceptable but not to use the protectant. She said the roof on my unit already had the protectant built into the roof material. I asked if extra protectant coating would hurt it and she said "It Won’t hurt but it is not necessary and may cause more oxidation of the product". Interesting-has anyone else heard this?
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Streaks

We have extremely hard water and have to dry all the water off after washing anything. I have found a product that works wonders! It's called "kleen-flo" "Armashell" "Golden Wax Wash Powder" For the roof I just use a soft brush and rinse off after it's clean. Best to do it out of the sun on a cool cloudy day. I wash/wax the sides after doing the roof. The roof only gets the treatment once a year in the Spring at the start of the season. Good luck, and enjoy a shiny rig!
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Alas. there are two ways to prevent streaking a newly waxed motor home

Method I use: Start with the ROOF, then wash and wax the motor home. Yes, it streaks, but since the next step is washing the streaks off, Not a problem.

Method 2.. You can have a partner rinse down the motor home with a 2nd hose as you work on the roof.... Well filtered/de-ionized water is always best for the rinse.. I use a MR. Clean system, but I'm about to run out of filters.
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Alas. there are two ways to prevent streaking a newly waxed motor home

Method I use: Start with the ROOF, then wash and wax the motor home. Yes, it streaks, but since the next step is washing the streaks off, Not a problem.

Method 2.. You can have a partner rinse down the motor home with a 2nd hose as you work on the roof.... Well filtered/de-ionized water is always best for the rinse.. I use a MR. Clean system, but I'm about to run out of filters.
I'm in with #2 method! Had my wife rinsing while I scrubbed!
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The motorhome was waxed at a cost of $350 before we put it in storage. I don't wax it myself. Those days are gone. I will try the minimal washing method. My roof is not real dirty since it is relatively new but also is stored inside when not in use. I was surprised Dicor said not to use their protectant. No one commented on this.
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