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Old 06-10-2012, 02:54 PM   #1
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rubber roof stain

Have just discovered a brownish red stain on my front cap that looks like I must have swiped a low hanging tree coming out of the last CG. No damage to the rubber roof material, and the horizontal streaks on the corner just look like something slid past and left the stain.

Have tried rubber roof cleaner, goo-gone, and several other cleaners, but none has taken it off. Anyone out there have suggestions as to what product might take these streaks off ?
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:02 PM   #2
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Is it on the front cap or the roof? If it's on the roof I would leave it alone, no sense scrubbing the protective surface off because of a stain. If it's on the front cap, try magic eraser?

By the way, goo gone is petroleum based which is a no-no for rubber roofs.
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Nylyon - the stain is actually on the passenger corner of the front cap, up and down about 3 feet, and very little if any on the roof. I think I must have swiped a small tree limb or something like that, and just didn't see it on the pass side.Thanks for reminding me about the petro in goo-gone. I only used it on a very small area about the size of a baseball, so maybe it will not do damage. I will definitely try magic eraser - we have some pads but did not think of them. Will post how they work. Thanks for the tip.
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Old 06-10-2012, 05:07 PM   #4
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Went out and tried your idea of magic eraser - that took off 90% of the stain. Still can see it if you look close, but from the ground, it looks great. Thanks again for your idea !! Now I need to go out and buy a bunch of eraser pads and pick up some elbow grease while I'm at it. But which store sells elbow grease . . . . . . can you help me with that, too ????
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Elbow grease comes in the form of my 3 kids, and I do rent them out but VA may be a bit far :-)
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:14 PM   #6
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Magic Eraser works well, but don't over do it. It works so well because it basically works like a very fine sandpaper. Too much ME and you start to effect the actual finish. Also, be sure to put some wax (or protectant of your choice) over the area you rub with the ME.
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Magic erasers are great at getting bugs off of the front of the trailer.
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As to elbow grease, my kids are too old (out of the nest), and the grandkids are too young. So guess I'm up the creek, Karl. Just have to grit my teeth (the ones that are left) and get up that ladder and get busy.

Good advice from clubhouse and tlhdoc about not overdoing the magic eraser and getting the bugs off. Thanks, guys.
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