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Old 04-27-2007, 11:52 AM   #1
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Went up to check out roof and found lots of small pieces of sealant spilled on the roof during manufacturing. Tried to clean it off with little luck.
Anyone out there with any experience in removing this self leveling sealant?
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Went up to check out roof and found lots of small pieces of sealant spilled on the roof during manufacturing. Tried to clean it off with little luck.
Anyone out there with any experience in removing this self leveling sealant?
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Old 04-27-2007, 12:04 PM   #3
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Assuming you have a fiberglass roof, You could use a plastic type putty knife, or if you are confident with your skills you could use a single edged razor blade.

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I used a plastic picnic knife to scrape it off as much as I could and then used Goof-Off to clean up what was left.

Be careful in using Goof-Off though. Try not to use it in direct sun and don't let it sit for more than minute wihtout being wiped off and thoroughly rinsed when your all done.

There are SAR (Silcon Adhesive Remover) products out there which are pretty safe for most surfaces inclduing paint. But I've found they are hard to come by and kind of spendy.
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Old 04-27-2007, 02:06 PM   #5
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Thanks for the suggestions. I will try it this weekend. Have a good one.
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Old 04-27-2007, 02:21 PM   #6
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I have a completely different suggestion - ignore the extraneous globs of Dicor. They don't bother/affect/effect anything.
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Old 04-27-2007, 02:54 PM   #7
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John,
Yes, I would love to ignore these globs but, its this anal characteristic or personality trait of mine that drives me up a tree just knowing that it is there, so I just gotta do something about it.
Hope you can appreciate that. ( tried to insert a smilley face here but it didn't work. )
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Old 04-27-2007, 06:09 PM   #8
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Fire Starter, the plastic knife,scraper works good, than try a rag sprayed with brake cleaner. Don't forget to wax the area after that.
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Everything I need is in the shed. I will try that tomorrow.
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Old 04-28-2007, 12:39 AM   #10
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by FireStarter:
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Brake cleaner may be a bit harsh and could lead to bigger problems in the future than a gob of errant caulking. Consider WD40 instead which along with Duct Tape and SuperGlue should be found in every gents tool kit.
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Old 04-28-2007, 06:08 AM   #11
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Speaking of cleaning the roof. After the fiberglass roof is washed, what type of protectant do you put on the roof if anything?
If you put on a wax what is a good long lasting wax? Is there a different product other than wax?
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Old 04-28-2007, 02:06 PM   #12
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Hey Tom, I use a product called New Finish, it's a polish, good for a year. Orange plastic bottle. Apply just like wax. I hate that job.
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Also look at some of the new synthetic waxes, they go on easy and come of clean and they do not leave a white residue.
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I use ProtectAll which is the same thing I use on the sides. It seems to work fine.

You have to be even more careful when walking around up there after you apply it though. It gets slicker.

I bought a small Coleman 5 inch random orbit buffer that makes the job less work.
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