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Old 06-22-2016, 07:33 AM   #1
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Need Recommendations - sap off fiberglass roof

My neighbors have cedar tress that have sapped all over the roof of my '04 Sightseer. I have read to use Murphy oil soap, Simple green, Turpentine, or a Mr. Eraser scrub mop. What should I avoid and what works
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Old 06-22-2016, 07:36 AM   #2
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I would avoid the turpentine as it would upset the dicor ( or whatever they used to seal the vents ). The other products seem ok.
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Old 06-22-2016, 07:41 AM   #3
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Squirt a little hand sanitizer on it and rub with a dryer sheet.


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Old 06-22-2016, 12:52 PM   #4
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I found that WD40 works well on fir pitch
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Old 06-26-2016, 12:48 AM   #5
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Soap and water with a little elbow grease works sometimes also. You can also try some Dometic Roof Cleaner.
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Old 06-26-2016, 10:16 AM   #6
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I used isopropyl alcohol. It is best to daulb it rather than rub it. I followed up with soap and water and rinse.
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Old 06-26-2016, 10:37 AM   #7
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Mineral spirits, is the product the Dicor says to use to clean the self leveling lap sealant used on most roof vent seals, before applying another layer of sealant . I've used it for sap and road tar too.
No mater what product you use , it will remove any polish from the roof , so best to re-apply polish after you've washed the roof when the sap is gone.
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try Go-Jo. A bit pricey for a whole roof but it will melt it off with very little rubbing. Take extra care with footing as the roof will be VERY slippery, even after rinsing.
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Old 06-26-2016, 09:14 PM   #9
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When I take sap (pitch) off saw blades, just plain hot water is what I use. The hotter it is, the quicker it softens the sap.
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Old 06-30-2016, 01:21 PM   #10
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Thanks for all the suggestions. We used about 1/4c of bleach in the bucket of GelGloss Heavy Duty wash and wax (fiberglass roof). Our '04 looks brand new.
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Old 06-30-2016, 01:34 PM   #11
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I have successfully used methyl hydrate on birch sap. This works really quickly. I use rubber gloves to keep the methyl hydrate from drying out my hands.
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