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Old 10-03-2014, 11:27 AM   #11
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I made a spray bottle of just about 50/50 water to bleach. I used it as a recommendation from someone on my forum for some stubborn stains on the roof. I tried it one day on the white latches and some trim and it came out new. I spray it on, let it sit for a few minutes and then hose off and rinse well. I was careful not to get it on anything other than the latches as best as possible.
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Old 10-03-2014, 05:51 PM   #12
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I made a spray bottle of just about 50/50 water to bleach. I used it as a recommendation from someone on my forum for some stubborn stains on the roof. I tried it one day on the white latches and some trim and it came out new. I spray it on, let it sit for a few minutes and then hose off and rinse well. I was careful not to get it on anything other than the latches as best as possible.
It must be some type of mold or you bleached out whatever pigmentation was there. Just an FYI if you use bleach too frequently it will eventually start eating up the plastic. I would cut back my concentration to 10% and see if that still gets the job done.
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Old 10-04-2014, 09:16 AM   #13
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I was thinking that maybe Oxyclean might work. Might be milder then the bleach.
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Old 10-05-2014, 05:12 PM   #14
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Out of Oxyclean, used it all on the roof. Tried 50/50 bleach, really did not show very much results. Then the test was, is this something on the surface, or in the plastic. Tried a little area with strait bleach. This is the result.Click image for larger version

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Old 10-05-2014, 09:37 PM   #15
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Kind of looks like the same mildew you see on vinyl siding and fiberglass that has no sun exposure. You might try some sort of UV protectant like Armor-all or something similar. Maybe even a spray on auto wax. The idea would be to apply a coating that would seal out oxygen and moisture.
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The plastic gets brittle and sun damaged. I cleaned mine last year with Simple Green and a Magic Eraser, then with 303 UV spray...
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Old 10-05-2014, 11:22 PM   #17
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Thanks! As soon as I get it all clean, the UV protectant is going on.


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