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Old 05-07-2012, 21:14   #1 (permalink)
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Cool roof cleaning

My only parking is below trees and I have just spent 3 hours trying to clean sticky residue off the roof and sides. I have used Fenwicks caravan cleaner, Black mark remover, even tried engine cleaner and a foam pan scourer but still some marks remain. SO, anyone any idea's? Best cleaning products/techniques or any idea's as to how I could cover the roof to keep it clean? (bearing in mind that we do use it reqularly inc. days out)
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Old 05-07-2012, 21:25   #2 (permalink)
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Always worth a try in a small area to test with sticky stuff is wd40 then polish well after
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Old 05-07-2012, 21:33   #3 (permalink)
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We used dry wash on ours and it took off even the stuborn resin from pine needles.

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Old 05-07-2012, 22:11   #4 (permalink)
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Thumbs up caravan roof cover

Maypole ltd have just launched a range of caravan roof covers, as opposed to full caravan covers, although designed for caravans, you should be able to find a size which would cover the Motorhome roof perfectly,
Neil at The Caravan Shop Glasgow or Wilma at Knowepark Caravan and Motorhomes should be able to sort you out, both do mail order.


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My only parking is below trees and I have just spent 3 hours trying to clean sticky residue off the roof and sides. I have used Fenwicks caravan cleaner, Black mark remover, even tried engine cleaner and a foam pan scourer but still some marks remain. SO, anyone any idea's? Best cleaning products/techniques or any idea's as to how I could cover the roof to keep it clean? (bearing in mind that we do use it reqularly inc. days out)
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white spirit on a rag will shift pine resin, but you need to wash with soap after then polish. Once clean coat it with a resin polish like MER and any future deposits should wash off with warm soapy water. I tend to polish my van with MER in spring and autumn and just rinse off any dirt in between with water and a brush. Dirt doesnt stick so well to a sealed and polished surface
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Muck off from bike/motorcycle shops its pink made from veg extract
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:44   #7 (permalink)
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our van is parked under a large sycamore tree and suffers from tree sap on the roof ,we tried fenwicks motorhome cleaner and it was ok but i now use turtle wax pressure washer detergent in a bucket neat ,brush on leave a couple of minuets and then brush and rince, its blue in colour and very soapy and cost about 4.99 a gallon
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My son in law had a white van once, and grubby was it. Sap, streaks, unloved, unpolished.
So, i put some Jizer in a spray bottle, got my wash and wax ready, and started.
I sprayed a panel lightly with Jizer, then washed it off with the soapy water, and the results were amazing, all clean and white, and ready for polishing.
I have done this on my RV with real stubborn marks and it works fine.

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