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The roof on my 23' 2000 Jayco is covered with black and orange mildew spots....I've had it 3 years and hadn't really touched it (my bad)...the rubber is sort of chalky....I washed it and it was plenty dirty...then I scrubbed it with a Thetford non-petroleum cleaner and conditioner...the black spots faded some but are still there...but the rubber does feel more supple and the chalkiness is gone....have I done enough?....do I have to worry about the mildew spots?....it there another way or product to get rid of the mildew spots...or is there something out there to condition the rubber more and extend it's life?.....thank you very much for all replies...they're greatly appreciated

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Posted: 05/27/12 06:29pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Don't know anything much about cleaning rubber roofs, but this other thread started today indicates that using Purple Power isn't a good idea.


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Murphys oil soap works great


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You can use "Soft Scrub with Bleach" to remove mold and mildew.

The membrane roof manufacturers such as Dicor say that if the roof looks dirty, it's not really a big deal...and when refering to the huge expanses of commercial roofing say that allowing standing water with the resulting algae will damage a membrane roof.


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I use Ivory dish washing soap and a soft brush. No black streaks.


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We have a 2010 Jayco travel trailer. Before cleaning the roof on our trailer I called the manufacture of the roof material. Was told I can just use powered comet cleaner with water. worked great - wet section of roof, sprinkle on comet and work with soft brush then rinse. nice and clean when done. just be careful as roof can be a bit slippery when wet.

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The manufacturer that JAYCO uses recommends Spic&Span and a stiff brush.


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Posted: 05/28/12 08:23am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Soft Scrub with bleach!! Do small areas at a time, use a log handle soft bristle brush, rinse thoroughly. Your roof will be white when you are done. You will have to wash the rv when you are done - you do not want the soft scrub residue on the rv. I wash my roof 1-2 times a year, use the soft scrub with bleach about every other year.


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Posted: 05/30/12 08:54am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I clean my roof once a year with a bar of lava soap enclosed in an old sock - been doing so since 91 - roof looks great - never any chalking etc.

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