Originally Posted by anaro
I read somewhere that dish soap strips the waxes, is that true? Do you use the dish soap on the roof only? We spent 5 hrs scrubbing our aluminum sided tt last spring and never got the black marks off. We have washed it once a year in the 2 1/2 yrs we have owned it. Getting ready to scrub again this weekend, plan to try awesome. Can I use that on the roof? What should I put on roof to protect it when done? Even the caulking has black marks.
Dish soap is good for removing greasy dirt. Since the roof most likely
does not have greasy dirt but it does have bird stuff, dust, pollen, pollution,
bug droppings, algae, etc I have used simple green at times and just about
any brand of car was shampoo such as turtle wax car shampoo or my
son works at a body shop and he got me a gallon of cherry bomb car soap.
All worked about the same.
Like Turbs said, it takes elbow grease to get it clean.
I'm ok with some remaining grunge. I get most of it and move on.
It's a roof. It doesn't have to look like a whitewall on a show car!
Don't scrub the caulking too hard. Some dirt in the creases is OK!
Do check for any cracks or voids in the roof caulk while you are up there!
Do set your jacks so the trailer isn't rocking and rolling while you're up
DO NOT WEAR FOAM FLIP FLOPS on a wet roof!!!! Just don't do it!!
Bare feet are almost as slippery. I wear normal tennis shoes for reasonable
traction while I'm up there.