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Simple Green. Safe?

#1 User is offline   ranier1315 

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 11:05 AM

Is it safe for the fiberglass? Is it safe for the roof? Used a small spot of diluted simple green on some of the black streaks and it worked great! Just wondering what you guys think on the safety.
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Posted 06 April 2008 - 11:16 AM

Yep! Works great. Been using it for the past 2 years. You can also mix about a cup of bleach and a cup of simple green to 2 gallons of water to clean the awning. I put my brew in a tank sprayer and use a long handled very soft brush.

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 12:20 PM

View Postfspieg, on Apr 6 2008, 01:16 PM, said:

Yep! Works great. Been using it for the past 2 years. You can also mix about a cup of bleach and a cup of simple green to 2 gallons of water to clean the awning. I put my brew in a tank sprayer and use a long handled very soft brush.

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I never thought of this for awnings but have used the same recipe for removing green mildew off PT pine fences. Now I know what to do w/ the leftovers.
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Posted 06 April 2008 - 01:01 PM

The owners manual cautions against using citrus-based products on the roof membrane, but Simple Green, while organic-based, is NOT a citrus-based product. I use it also, diluted with some regular car washing liquid for washing the roof, and use it full strength with a soft brush for the tuff stains.

Also note that Simple Green, when exposed to air, will degrade over time. If you have an 'old batch' that has been sitting for a while, toss it and buy fresh!
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Posted 06 April 2008 - 05:16 PM

Sweet! Thanks for the replies. I'll be using is to clean everything after this weeks trip.
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Posted 06 April 2008 - 05:23 PM

I use it all the time --

For the awning I mix Simply Green, Clorox, and some warm water -- works great...
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Posted 06 April 2008 - 05:39 PM

Be careful...over time it will take the clear-coat off the fiberglass. Use it only on really dirty surfaces.

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 03:42 PM

View PostCastle Rock Outbackers, on Apr 6 2008, 06:39 PM, said:

Be careful...over time it will take the clear-coat off the fiberglass. Use it only on really dirty surfaces.

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That's good to know. I was unaware Outbacks had clear coat. Is this available as an option? Ours does not.

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 03:54 PM

View PostGoVols, on Apr 6 2008, 03:01 PM, said:

The owners manual cautions against using citrus-based products on the roof membrane, but Simple Green, while organic-based, is NOT a citrus-based product. I use it also, diluted with some regular car washing liquid for washing the roof, and use it full strength with a soft brush for the tuff stains.

Well, that rules out camping under an orange tree. :whistling:
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Posted 07 April 2008 - 04:24 PM

I've used it to safely clean everything inside and out for 4 seasons. It works great.

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 04:48 PM

View PostNathan, on Apr 7 2008, 04:54 PM, said:

View PostGoVols, on Apr 6 2008, 03:01 PM, said:

The owners manual cautions against using citrus-based products on the roof membrane, but Simple Green, while organic-based, is NOT a citrus-based product. I use it also, diluted with some regular car washing liquid for washing the roof, and use it full strength with a soft brush for the tuff stains.

Well, that rules out camping under an orange tree. :whistling:

Especially those really tough ones in Michigan!
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Posted 07 April 2008 - 04:53 PM

View PostGhosty, on Apr 6 2008, 06:23 PM, said:

I use it all the time --

For the awning I mix Simply Green, Clorox, and some warm water -- works great...

We tried a few other Products last year when Spring-Awning-Rollout presented us with a REALLY nasty picture. When NOTHING else worked (including several that were labelled especially for "Tough Stains" on awnings), we poured the Simple Green & Chlorox into some warm water and scrubbed...and scrubbed some more. The result? A B-E-U-T-E-E-E-E-F-U-L, clean, white awning underside without even the shadow of an oak leaf stain !!
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Posted 07 April 2008 - 07:29 PM

We used a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser on the awning. Worked great... Now it's just as white as new.
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Posted 07 April 2008 - 07:43 PM

View PostCalifornia Jim, on Apr 7 2008, 05:24 PM, said:

I've used it to safely clean everything inside and out for 4 seasons. It works great.



Yup! Just washed and waxed the beast with Simple Green and a long-handled, soft-bristle brush this past weekend, as part of the "de-winterizing and getting her ready for camping" process.

Simple Green is safe for most anything.

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 07:58 PM

Thanks for the info everyone...I just added this my list of things to do.

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