Best way to get rid of green mould on roof?

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  1. Dai Motorhome

    Dai Motorhome Read Only Funster

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    Title says it all really- anyone found an effective way/product?
    Cheers
    David
     
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    a good scrub with water and detergent ( Fairy)

    then jet wash .. but be careful not to wash sealer out from roof seams or around roof furniture
     
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    Try this stuff

    Dilute as needed, 5L lasts for ages not found anything it won't shift but make sure to wax afterwords as it will take all your protective wax of as well:thumb:
     
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    Hi, I used a product called Muc off yes really :Smile: its sold at Halfords its pink and very effective I used almost all the bottle it was a spray on type but roof came up like new and no hard scrubbing ,dont use washing up liquid its too salty and will probably take any polish off when it runs down the sides :thumb:
     
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    Its cheaper here

    http://www.towsure.com/product/PAMPERVAN_1LTR


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    A mixture of bleach and clothes washing liquid and water --1 ltr cheapo bleach (any brand,currently 27 p for 2 ltrs) about half a cupful of any W/L mixed up to make 5 ltrs in a garden spray bottle -I also add Stardrops,very large squirt-- Spray on roof and leave until you have washed sides of van then give a good scrub with one of those extendable brush things and give all the van a very good rinse with clean water --total cost around 50p for 5 ltrs ---Aldi caravan cleaner works well too :Wink:Total time to clean van about 15 mins to half hour
    terry
     
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    Aldi caravan cleaner seems to be a very similar product to traffic film remover as used by just about all hauliers and couriers to keep their fleets of vehicles clean. spray it on with a pump up garden sprayer, leave to work then wash off. repeat on stubborn areas using a soft broom or hand brush.

    Traffic film remover costs £3.99 for 2 litres at screwfix or £25 delivered for a full 25 litre drum from ebay
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/1813...ff11=ICEP3.0.0&ff12=67&ff13=80&ff14=95&ff19=0

    when its clean, polish with a resin polish to seal the surface. personally I prefer MER and have used it for years on all number of vehicles. gives a like new finish that the dirt struggles to stick to and water just runs off. not expensive, but takes a few hours to treat a large motorhome
     
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    Thanks to everyone who has replied to this thread.... I have no way to wash my van at all .. especially the roof. It is in a compound with no access to a hose pipe and I cannot park it near my house ....

    The roof gets filthy and the local carwashes only use the strong Karchers so it is a neverending problem....

    Anyone else in this situation that has an answer. I know there are the waterless cleaners but to do the roof and the whole van with them is pretty mindboggling task.
     
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    plenty of people advertise that they will wash or valet a caravan or motorhome at a storage facility or home. I use a local storage place for my extra caravan/motorhome as can only keep one at home. they charge me £20 to wash off the verdigris and dirt from the outside. then I bring it home do a full valet myself before selling or using

    when touring with the motorhome I look out for hand car washes that will take bigger vehicles. generally run by eastern europeans and never had a problem using them yet. drive in, wait whilst its washed and polished, pay and drive out 40 minutes later. the most Ive paid was £30
     
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    Cleaned my MH the other day, it took 6 hours.

    Took 3 hours to do the roof, which hasn't been cleaned for 2 years.

    I used aldi caravan cleaner and then mer to give it a water resistant sparkly finish
     
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    Wow, Soaringman, if I lived closer to you I would gladly pay you £5 an hour to clean mine.......... :Laughing:
     
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    you should see a small improvement in MPG ..:thumb:
     
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    Hi Joy a garden pump up sprayer will do you fine -spray on good rub with a brush then refill and spray/rinse with water :thumb:
    terry
     
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    !Elbow Grease' from any pound shop, it will clean anything 20% Lemon juice. Fantastic on stains, great for cloth and fine clothing,
    the pro. Static Van cleaners use it all the time,...comes in a spray bottle really is a brilliant product. Brest Regards Mac
     
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    I just take the jet wash up on the roof, pop on the round spinning brush thingy, move it from side to side, job done.cleans it up a treat, no messing no bending down on your poor knees. no kneeling down in pools of water, :thumb:
     
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    Been cleaning mine today usin "Elbow Grease" . £1 per bottle from budjet store - excellent stuff. FWI, it's also great at removing the vertical black streaks that some MH's have

    Dave

     
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    best-way-get-rid-green-mould-roof-

    Zip Wax car shampoo
     
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    So are you chaps standing on the roof ?

    just wondered

    barry:Smile:
     
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