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Posted: 05/17/05 07:48pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What do you use to clean your rubber roof.Not sure what type of rubber roof I have its a 1994.I have read that spic&span works well.Is this safe to use??


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Posted: 05/17/05 08:18pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've used Ivory dish washing liquid and for the stubborn spots I use a spray on rubber roof cleaner. After washing the roof ya gotta wash the sides so the streaks don't stick.
Never tried Spic & Span


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mike, check out this link. These people invented the rubber roof, and they know how to maintain them.

http://www.protectall.com/rrc_lg.htm

And yes, they recommend Spic and Span.


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Everyting you need to know is at this site:

http://www.geocities.com/blueskywhiteclouds/rubberroofs.html
Cleaning And Protecting RV Rubber Roofs
What Do The Manufacturers Say?


Just click on the link above and print a copy for your files.

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I use the Protect-All products. Not cheap and some work. I two-step process: a cleaner, then a protectant. I do it twice a year and just follow directions. Can buy at CW.

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Some of the products for cleaning an EPDM roof can actually damage them and in some cases void the warranty. Manufacturer recommends mild detergent only and names Spic N Span specifically. Any product that contains petroleum distillates is expressly mentioned as harmful to your roof. Manufacturer also states that no sealer or conditioner is either necessary or even recommended. Good luck / Skip


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Posted: 05/17/05 11:50pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Personally I used Dawn Blue Liquid dishsoap. I just bought my coach this January and I have found that the roof had not been cleaned in over two years. It took me about three hours to do a very through job.

I am going to do it one more time after I get some protectant for the roof.

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Posted: 05/18/05 04:07am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have always used either Spic and Span or Bon Ami to clean the roof. It looks good when completed.

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The only spic&span I could find is in a orange spray bottle.Is this the one I need??

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Posted: 05/18/05 06:40am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I was advised to use Spic and Span, got it in a quart bottle, it is green. It is suppose to leave no residue. I cleaned my rubber roof last year with something that left a residue, now patches are peeling off and I have to redo it.





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