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Old 05-19-2014, 11:58 AM   #1
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Cleaning sealant on roof

The sealant on the roof around the vents is dirty (looks black). What can I use to make it clean/white looking again? Can I use acetone?

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Old 05-19-2014, 12:57 PM   #2
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Definitely would not use acetone

Here is a related thread with some ideas (including what I do)

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Old 05-19-2014, 01:03 PM   #3
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The sealant on the roof around the vents is dirty (looks black). What can I use to make it clean/white looking again? Can I use acetone?

I use Spic and Spam and a scrub brush.
Its just dirt buildup so clean it accordingly.
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Not actually talking about the roof itself but rather the Dicor sealant around the vents. It looks really dirty looking.
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Previous responses still stand

I find this type of brush is pretty handy for the Dicor / edges around AC, Fridge vent, sunroof, etc.

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I wouldn't put much effort into this.
Scrub it with some soap and a rag or soft bristle brush.
If it requires more than a few good rubs then leave it.



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Thanks. Looks pretty weathered. Maybe I will replace it.

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Simple fix is to stop getting on the roof and looking at it
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Simple fix is to stop getting on the roof and looking at it
Didn't think of that lol
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All kidding aside. I am not sure i would take any cleaners or chemicals to it. You might dry it out with solvents, break the bonds, accelerate aging, reduce flexibility.... Stick with soap, water and brush.
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