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steve garwood

I've cleaned many, many conservatory roofs without issue, however, I have a roof to clean that's an absolute mare.

Its polycarbonate that's overhung by trees and the sheets are literally black.

I've done it twice before. Once using a karcher pressure washer (I know), and once using a strong mix of virosol. Both times took me forever and my shoulders took a pounding. Neither times left a great finish, although the customer was happy.

So what I'm wondering, is how would using hypo work out? Your opinions or ideas please on what mix or if its a bad idea.

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Green Pro Clean Ltd

I think many people on here talk about hypo and don't know enough about it. Proceed with caution.

 

First what is the 'black' stuff?

 

Second, have you googled it to see if there is something less nasty to remove it?

 

Lastly, conservatory ladder, bucket of hot water and heavy flash floor cleaner and scrubbing brush.

 

Good luck with it.

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windowsurfer

Maybe try whats been suggested before, spray with Algon a week before you clean it, supposed to help break down algae n stuff? Maybe wont work, Ive never tried it.

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steve garwood
I think many people on here talk about hypo and don't know enough about it. Proceed with caution.

 

First what is the 'black' stuff?

 

Second, have you googled it to see if there is something less nasty to remove it?

 

Lastly, conservatory ladder, bucket of hot water and heavy flash floor cleaner and scrubbing brush.

 

Good luck with it.

There are two sides to this roof and the side facing the trees is much worse. So the black stuff is something to do with the trees.

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Eviestevie

I second algon

It works it's magic I've pretreated roofs with it few days before and the algae just slid off

Infact when I returned it was already a lot cleaner

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I second algon

It works it's magic I've pretreated roofs with it few days before and the algae just slid off

Infact when I returned it was already a lot cleaner

 

Have you ever used it for pre-treatment of gutters?

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Green Pro Clean Ltd

:eek::eek: Mother of God! :eek::eek:

 

I have never seen one like that.. Holy Birch trees Batman!

 

That looks like a coating that is perishing, not dirt piling up.

 

I would go with a heavy bleach mix, key being to keep it wet at all times, and keep it moving.

 

Wet the roof, apply bleach, agitate, wait 5 mins, repeat and then again and again.

 

Only do 4 - 5 panels a time as you don't want them to dry.

 

This is a job that I fear is all labor, no shortcut here. I hope you billed well, I would be asking at least a day & half to know I have time to finish it well.

 

Good luck.

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steve garwood

This algon stuff, would you apply it neat using a sprayer?

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Eviestevie
This algon stuff, would you apply it neat using a sprayer?

Yes strong mix and spray

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Trev81
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Wow, I'd love to have a go on that :D

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Green Pro Clean Ltd
Wow, I'd love to have a go on that :D

Charge other windys £10 per panel so they too can be fortunate enough to 'have a go' :))

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Trev81

We could all do a panel each with our own methods of attack and a prize for the winner :rofl:

 

I'd prob go with dynamite

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steve garwood
Wow, I'd love to have a go on that :D

I presume you say that with a hint of sarcasm??? If not trev, and you really would love a go, what would you use?

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adamangler

Although not normal for me i would want to try a panel with my chosen chemicals before i gave a quote, otherwise you could be seriously under quoting.

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Trev81
I presume you say that with a hint of sarcasm??? If not trev, and you really would love a go, what would you use?

 

I dunno on that one mate, I'd maybe price up some new poly roof panels and offer to change them for a good price :)

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peter rogers

brick sort them out they wud be crystal clear ;-)

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steve garwood
brick sort them out they wud be crystal clear ;-)

In English please peter?

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peter rogers

a brick dropped from height would surely lleave a crystal clear view lol

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CHWS

I done a fibreglass car port as black as that yesterday, I used the turbo on it and it came up like new. The guy with me was cleaning the pvc and put TFR on it and he said it rubbed off with his finger

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CHWS

Just looking at it again I would say it was far worse than that lol

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Green Pro Clean Ltd
a brick dropped from height would surely lleave a crystal clear view lol

 

Much better. Proving as teachers and parents have told him for years 'your're not thick, just lazy'

 

Be warned Peter? Any more of your lazy postings and we may well have a referendum on NI now we have done away with EU! And yes it will be your fault! :))

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Taxlossloz
@Trev yeah I'd love a go on that too - got to be hypo - looking forward to seeing after pic Steve

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