Stained Devon roof vinyl

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Stained Devon roof vinyl

Post by NathanW »

Hi all,

Ive just purchased a 1984 Holdsworth conversion which has a Devon side elevated pop to roof fitted. The vinyl is ok condition but has some brown staining that I’m struggling to shift. It had a sticky feel to it so i thought it could be the vinyl degrading or maybe tree sap. Has anyone experienced this?

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Hi , I had the same problem. what I discovered is that the stain fades significantly in sunlight .
I found it disappeared almost completely over a week or so when left open and in sunlight. It then reappeared when the roof was left closed for weeks/months. It is a sort of iron mould I think and I discovered that it seemed to have developed from the metal handle inside to pull the roof down which had some rust on it. I wonder if the stickiness on your vinyl has been left by previous efforts to clean the vinyl.
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Post by TONYT25T25 »

Hello, I have exactly the same stain on mine but not in the same place, mine was more near the front and therefore not in contact with the pull down handle, I noticed it one day but I am sure it was not there when I first bought my campervan.  No amount of solvents/cleaners seems to move it, like mentioned above it could be from tree sap whilst camping under one but cannot link the two in my case.
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Post by DoubleOSeven »

Have you tried a diluted bleach mix? Good for mould removal & lasts.
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Post by Fugeh »

You could try a Flash Ultra Power Magic Eraser
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