TREE STAINS on the ROOF??? - Fiberglass RV


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Old 07-08-2008, 08:09 AM   #1
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Hi: All...a week in one spot and boy are we ever SPOTTED!!! What product is best to remove tree stains from new white fiberglass??? My trusty Wax/Wash didn't do it...
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:20 AM   #2
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I use a solution of 1 cup bleach, car wash soap, and a bucket of water. I use a long-handled car wash brush (it extends about 8 feet) and go over the surface with the solution, let it sit for about a minute, then scrub with the solution again. I rinse with clean water and the stains come off. Our stains come from leaves from a silver maple. Different stains may require more scrubbing.
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Hi: And thanks... I'll give the Murph's a try cause I got some!!! The bleach solution I was using was for cleaning "The Throne Room" but I might have to raise my sights a little.
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Hi: All...a week in one spot and boy are we ever SPOTTED!!!
That have anything to do with parking next to the current bush?
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I use NU-Finish car polish from CTC.
Much cheaper than the highly advertised brands. Same job.
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That have anything to do with parking next to the current bush?
Hi: Roy...Yes the cord ran in that direction Its not as bad as the cherry pits and goose "grease" we got on the Boler while in Niagara on the Lake. That woke me up when it hit the roof!!!
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I use NU-Finish car polish from CTC.
Much cheaper than the highly advertised brands. Same job.
Hi: Jim...I tried Gel-Gloss and that didn't even fizz on it... How such a small grain of whatever from a tree can cause such a large stain is beyond me??? I might have to try something like " You'll wonder where the yellow went, when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent"
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I might have to try something like ... Pepsodent
You have to be careful with toothpaste, many have a fine pumice in them as the abrasive. OK for teeth, dulls softer surfaces like dentures and gel coat.
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Just out of curiosity Alf, have you asked Reace what he might recommend?
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Just out of curiosity Alf, have you asked Reace what he might recommend?
Hi: Donna... I sent an email but no reply as yet... I think they are away what else...Camping!!!
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Hi: Donna... I sent an email but no reply as yet... I think they are away what else...Camping!!!
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May be on their way to the Oregon Gathering. If so, I'll see them in a couple of days. How about I ask Reace (and Tammy) about this stain problem? Whatever they say, I can post back on the forum from Bandon... if I can stay connected! Perhaps there's some sort of secret recipe just for Escapes. Reace will probably ask... what kind of tree??
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Hi: Donna Thanks for the asking...as to what kind of tree??? I Duh know. I didn't realize till I got home from Bolerama and got out the ladder. Little particles or grains were stuck to the roof with round/brown water marks around them. The grains came off but not the stains!!!
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Well, we'll see what Reace knows. You may need to get a stronger (read slightly more abrasive) wax/cleaner... maybe Mequires Flagship?

I'll certainly let you know what I find out... if anything!
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