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pmlevine

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Posted: 05/12/19 07:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After it stops raining here in the NE, I will be cleaning the rubber roof on my TT. I've done some research and believe the best option is to use a medium bristle brush and clean with a solution of Murphy's Oil Soap. Then when dry, apply Airspace 303 Protectant.
As always, I will appreciate what other more experienced RV's do to clean and protect their rubber roof.

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Wet and Forget


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That’s not what Winnebago recommends. “This rubber roof material does not require coatings to protect the surface from ultraviolet light or ozone.“

I didn’t use STP back in the day either.


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Posted: 05/12/19 08:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Talked to Dicor (who makes most of the rubber roofs) at a Good Sam rally a few years ago. They recommended using their cleaner and protectant saying that the more expensive treatments are not needed.

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I use Aerospace 303 Protectant on everything except the roof.

And, with all the rain, I don't think it will be necessary to clean the roof IF it ever stops raining. My roof looks pretty good.

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I was given CamCo roof cleaner available at Walmart. It sat on the shelf for a long time, but then I went to clean the roof and didn't have my usual Spic & Span so I used it. Was not enthused while cleaning, but the rinse water was brownish. But when it dried, boy what a difference - very white and bright. Here is a picture I used for selling it taken after cleaning it and laying down caulk. I use a soft brush on a threaded pole.

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Here is a photo of the rubber roof on my TT, discolored from weathering. It at least warrants cleaning - just hosing down is not an option. I'm still not sure if/what UV product to use afterwards.

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TxGearhead wrote:

Wet and Forget


Same here, IMO scrubbing and rubbing only shortens it's eventual life.
The only time I would do anything is if and when grass and weeds started growing from the dirt build up[emoticon]

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pmlevine wrote:

Here is a photo of the rubber roof on my TT, discolored from weathering. It at least warrants cleaning - just hosing down is not an option. I'm still not sure if/what UV product to use afterwards.

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That roof looks great and doesn't need a thing. LEAVE IT ALONE!!!!

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Considering that you've had roof issues, I recommend and good cleaning and refresh of any questionable Dicor. Clean the area around where new Dicor needs to go with mineral spirits.

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