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Cleaning motorhome roof (Wet and Forget?)

https://www.wetandforget.co.uk/

Anyone used it?

Last time I had the van cleaned at the local dealers at Catterick. To be honest I wasnt that impressed. The roof is just impossible to clean. Its greener than its ever been now and the spots on it you would have to hack away at with a chisel to remove them and Ive never found anything that cleans it easily. Not only that but I really struggle to get up there and do it now.

This stuff sounds too good to be true though. It does say it can take weeks or months to fully remove all the algae and stuff but wondered if anyone had used it or could recommend something else maybe.


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There's a very long tirade about it on another site. Generally a 5 to 1 mix left overnight then rinsed off seems to be the advice?
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Thanks. Have you got a link Ted or the name of the site?


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Hello Barry,
I have used a product called Jarder which I purchased from Amazon.
I used it on the front drive, fences and brickwork. It is less expensive than wet and forget but does the same job.
It states it can be used on all surfaces on their website www.jarder.co.uk
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I used "Patio Magic" (on the patio!) last year. It was so slow that I forgot what the stones looked like and they were very dirty again so I couldn't decide if it worked or not. Next time I might take photos.

I also bought a different product (name forgotten but I could go out to the shed and look if it wasn't raining heavily) which contained a mixture of "magic" chemicals but smelt strongly of bleach and cost £25 per 5litres. This got rid of much of the horrible black marks which apparently is algae growing inside the stone, but so did a bottle of cheap bleach from Lidl.

Would I try these on the MH roof? Perhaps, but I'm happy for someone else to do it first.

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Mixed opinions here. https://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum...forget.173740/

Bit more positive here. https://www.practicalcaravan.com/for...146-wet-forget

Which led to me finding the cheaper alternative from Wilko here. https://www.wilko.com/en-uk/wilko-gr...r-3l/p/0428448 However the Wet and forget says it contains no bleach and has a PH similar to water but I cant find that info for the cheaper version.

I honestly think it will be a waste of time and money on my green roof but you never know.


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I have used a truck curtain side cleaner called DEB by TOT or the other way round. Bought by the gallon and now still only on my third gallon in 30 years.
Just an egg cup full in a bucket and using a soft broom it cleans roofs and green mold off all my van roofs leaving a shine after rinsing off with the hose.

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Ive tried various things. I used to buy a five litre container of Traffic film remover which was about the best but it never shifted the stuff on the roof.

Its pretty grim now.





There is a thread on Motorhomer.com that someone has pointed me towards regarding "Wet and forget" and the OP is praising it.


https://www.motorhomer.com/threads/wet-n-forget.38715/


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