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Old 11-14-2010, 12:23 AM   #1
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Cleaned the roof with Soft Scrub, it had bleach in it too,,,roof came out like brand new ! My question is should I put some kind of conditioner on it now ??

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Old 11-14-2010, 12:27 AM   #2
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I have never seen where CR has recommended using a conditioner on the roof.


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I have never used a conditioner on the roof but the rubber roof on my 2009 is made by Dicor and the paperwork with it does say you can use "their" conditioner if needed. It doesn't really explain why or when?



I have always been told to "not" use conditioner's becuase many of them have petroleum distiliates in them. These chemicals can cause the roof membrane to swell and release the underlying glue.
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Old 11-14-2010, 09:07 AM   #4
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If I recall correctly, using bleach on a dicor roof is a NO NO.
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Old 11-15-2010, 12:52 AM   #5
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YOU NEVER BLEACH THE RUBBER ROOF!!!

I would call CrossRoads, tell them your tale of woe and find out which manufacturer made your rubber roof. Then, contact them to see if there is a remedy for bleaching the roof. In the past we have taken baking soda and scrubbed the roof with it and water to neutralize the roof when clients had used Bleche White and other similar chemicals on fiberglass, vinyl, and canvas. Not sure if it would help here.


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Mine was a Dicor BriteTEK roof. The instructions do not specifically mention bleach but DO say "No abrasive agents, mineral spirits, citric based cleaners, and petroluem products"



I would call and ask, the Dicor website has customer care #'s
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We have a 2004 Silverado and have always used comet cleanser well rinsed and then applied the dicor conditioner once a year. After 6 years the roof still looks like new and we have had no problems. The important thing is to use a SOFT brush and rinse, rinse, and rinse again then we apply the conditioner. Just my two cents.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:53 AM   #8
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John, no offense, but 6 years with no problems on a 12 year warranted roof doesn't mean that is OK to use an abrasive on your roof. Especially since the mfg says don't do it. Fact is most rubber roofs will last far longer than 12 years if properly cared for.



I had a M/H that had a 15 year old dicor rubber roof when I sold it and it had no leaks or any other problems. I owned it for11 years.I never used an abrasive or bleach on it.I will admit that it certainly didn't look like new. It had lots of stains and discolored areas even though I followed the mfg cleaning instructions. But it functioned just fine.
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Old 11-15-2010, 11:01 AM   #9
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I use the UV stuff at CW. I had to have a piece of roof replaced and the dealership side if you want it to stay nice the use the treatment. When I bought the trailer like washing it they gave me the trout look.




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Old 11-17-2010, 10:37 AM   #10
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This message is not about roofs but a general question about a Crossroads Zinger ZF 27 RL
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We liked the 2011 model but were told that the unit is not made well & to stay away from it. This was a company that does sell Cruisers Please help !!!




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