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Old 04-13-2014, 12:01 PM   #1
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Mildew/Mold on rubber seal

We have a 2009 Roo 21RS wherein the rubber seals around the rear slide enclosure are black with Mold or Mildew. Started scrubbing with simple green, moved up to household bleach, added Jomax house cleaner and mildew killer, scrubbed with a toothbrush, yet none of these efforts succeeded in whitening the seals. The seals seem to be functioning fine, are pliable and not cracked, but they are rather unsightly...looking for suggestions short of replacing them to make them more presentable. Also looking for suggestions as to the best products for cleaning and waxing (?) our rubber roof. Thank you in advance for any help.
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Old 04-13-2014, 05:23 PM   #2
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Have you tried mr clean magic eraser?
We had some similar black mold/stain on some of our rubber trim on our old camper, it worked pretty well.
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Old 04-13-2014, 05:41 PM   #3
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Thanks, I'll give it a shot. First I have to get a ladder tall enough to get at the Horizontal section of the rubber seal. I wonder how much weight I dare to put on the extended bunk...i'm tipping the scales at 210. Not my fighting weight, for sure.
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Old 04-13-2014, 05:51 PM   #4
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Thanks, I'll give it a shot. First I have to get a ladder tall enough to get at the Horizontal section of the rubber seal. I wonder how much weight I dare to put on the extended bunk...i'm tipping the scales at 210. Not my fighting weight, for sure.
You can spread the load by using a 1/2" short sheet of plywood, edge of roof to beyond the outboard edge of slide. Better yet, bring slide in to within four inches of "home" and reach across.
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Although I haven't tried it for this particular application, I have had success on chairs with "Wet and Forget". It might well be worth a try. You spray on and let the sun do all the work.
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Thanks for both ideas. I'll check out wet and forget and search out a section of plywood.
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Foaming Bubbles in an aerosol can. Spray, wait 20 seconds or so, wipe and rinse with water.
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Please post what works..I have the same issue and nothing I've tried worked.

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As soon as it stops snowing here in West Michigan, I'll let you all know the results..
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Tried bleach, simple Green, Magic Eraser, Mildewcide, steel wool, Blechewhite and a lot of elbow grease. Nothing cleaned it up to my satisfaction, treated it with rubber seal lubricant/conditioner after and it is still (surprisingly) intact and pliable, considering how I abused it! I will replace it at the first sign of wear, I think.
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