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Old 10-21-2013, 10:32 AM   #1
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Roof Type?

I will admit-after close to three seasons I have never cleaned my roof. I wanted to give it a good scrub this week prior to our next trip and get it ready for winter. I have checked the caulk and re sealed but have never actually scrubbed it.

My question is how do i know what type of membrane i have? Pretty sure I know its Rubber/EPDM but i dont know if there are any other type that i need to be aware of just in case? Any recommendation of a good cleaner for a rubber/EPDM?
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:02 PM   #2
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do a google search for "determining type of RV roof" or something. There's some youtube vids that are really good and are only a couple minutes. Basically you unscrew one of your roof vents and look underneath. One type is white underneath, the other is black.
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:07 PM   #3
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oh, and I just used a car wash brush ($25) at an auto parts store that mixes the liquid soap and water as you brush and regular car soap. Got up there and basically 'mopped" then rinsed.

As an aside, I also put on a whole bottle of wax on the roof every year - just to help water run off.
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Not sure about your roof, but I got good results using the cleaning approach I described on this thread here

While I appreciate the concerns raised on that other thread, I don't buy into the "only use what the dealer uses" suggestion (though the results may be as good). They've gotten enough money off me already I figure.
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Old 10-21-2013, 01:13 PM   #5
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I used a large brush, bucket filled with car wash solution and degreaser

Sprayed the degreaser on it , let sit for 10 mins and then started brushing from
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Old 10-21-2013, 01:57 PM   #6
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I used a large brush, bucket filled with car wash solution and degreaser

Sprayed the degreaser on it , let sit for 10 mins and then started brushing from
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wow. mine didn't look THAT white. what degreaser did you use?
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That came out great. RoadTrip beat me to my next question though lol. The only degreasers I use come in aerosol cans from AutoZone.
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That came out great. RoadTrip beat me to my next question though lol. The only degreasers I use come in aerosol cans from AutoZone.
exactly. i would think those could be kinda harsh on the roof. Think I'm going to stick with the bleach/soap/scrub brush for now. Yours looked pretty white too.

You know, I wonder if degreaser means Dawn? It's like the only one that actually removes oil and grease - so much so that it's the perfect hand/body wash to remove poison ivy oils from the skin. I wonder if dawn would be too weak of a degreaser though. Hmmmmm
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I mop water and Simple Green on the roof, let it dry and finish with Mop-n-Glo. I use that stuff on my fiberglass boat and now on the TT. Yes, my TT roof isn't as white as brand new, but it is sealed. Not many people see the roof anyway.
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