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Old 10-13-2015, 10:03 AM   #1
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Removing leaf stains

I've got some persistent leaf stains on my roof. I have tried a few RV roof cleaners but they haven't worked. Has anyone had this problem? If so what product have you used and has it worked? I really don't want to continue buying stuff only to find it won't do the job.
Hindsight being what it is, I know prevention is the best medicine so I am buying a cover but I'd still like to clean up the stains.
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Old 10-13-2015, 08:51 PM   #2
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I've had a few leaf stains on my roof, too. So now I've got a camouflage roof! Eventually, the stains go away, I think bleached out by sunlight. I'll bet that if you want to speed up the process, adding some chlorine bleach to a mild detergent solution would get rid of the stains. Be sure to rinse the sides of your trailer very well ASAP so that the bleach does not damage the sides. But really, I don't think the leaf stains will hurt anything.
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Old 10-13-2015, 09:04 PM   #3
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I've done what RVhiker has done, and also Purple Power or Castrol Degreaser. Of course, use wisely. I've done this on every roof we've had, EPDM or TPO, but I don't go crazy with it either. Never has damaged anything.
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Old 10-14-2015, 09:28 AM   #4
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I use a product called Wet and Forget. You can get it at local hardware stores. The name tells all. Spray on with one of those weed pump sprayers, and let mother nature do its job. In MA, leaves are starting to fall. Fortunatley, our new 5er hasnt come in, so maybe I wont have to deal with leaves on the roof.

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Old 10-14-2015, 11:29 AM   #5
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I wonder if simple isopropyl alcohol wouldn't work as it does on tent ends.
That stuff took off sap and stains with little effort. Thanks to the Forum Member who posted that trick a ways back.

My Wife and I just put our HTT away for the winter. We washed the Roof with some Camco Rubber Roof cleaner and wow did it come up white when she was done. It easily removed the black/mouldy buildup off the Sealant and roof itself.

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Try MR. Clean magic erasers, they're amazing.
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Old 10-15-2015, 01:21 AM   #7
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A high concentration of Dawn works well also.
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Do you use Wet and Forget on the EPDM roof?
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Spic n Span with a moderately stiff brush. That is what the manuf recommends.
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If you are referring to a rubber roof, yes. I also sprayed the body as well. But scrubbed off
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