?--How to clean dirty white Aluminum gutter
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 20

Thread: ?--How to clean dirty white Aluminum gutter

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Reading, PA USA
    Posts
    4,423

    Question ?--How to clean dirty white Aluminum gutter

    My soffit nd fascia are fine, but the white aluminum gutter I put up a few years ago is nearly completely gray. I have a power washer, haven't tried it yet, and i am assuming I will need to use some type of exterior detergent???

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks
    MODERATOR,OPEN BOAT FORUM
    Proud Member, THE ANCIENT MARINERS!!
    Member, PA and National RFA
    If a man speaks at sea where no woman can hear,---is he still wrong??

    At the sound of my name, fish tremble! -- with laughter :

    Dick--It's Hard To Be ME!

    I do all of my own stunts, they're just not planned!



    EMAIL: rbianconesr@aol.com
    ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARE NOT IMMIGRANTS, THEY ARE CRIMINALS!!!!!

    DON'T STEAL--THE GOVERNMENT HATES COMPETITION!

  2. Remove Advertisements
    TheBassBarn.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    West Chester, Pa.
    Posts
    4,852

    Default

    Mr. Clean magic eraser. Those things are great. Wanta get the crap off your car windows? Magic Eraser and Isopropal Alchohol. Avoid getting any on the paint, your windows never been so clean.
    John Yank

  4. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Feasterville, PA
    Posts
    505

    Default

    I used a power washer a few years ago on my gutters and it turned a white gutter into a silver gutter in some spots . Be careful!

  5. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Home of the Eagles!!! Still on Board!!
    Posts
    6,276

    Default

    Not to mention, if not carefull a power washer will force water under your shingles and behind you capping and flashings.

  6. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    34

    Default

    Chlorox outdoor bleach should work.

  7. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Reading, PA USA
    Posts
    4,423

    Post

    Thanks for the comebacks. I also found this online.

    http://shop.gutterworks.com/home.php

    I will start with the Mr. Clean and see how it works. My house is an 84 ft rancher with 1 ft overhangs, so I will have 170 ft of K gutter to clean. At least it's a 1 story and all easily reachable.
    MODERATOR,OPEN BOAT FORUM
    Proud Member, THE ANCIENT MARINERS!!
    Member, PA and National RFA
    If a man speaks at sea where no woman can hear,---is he still wrong??

    At the sound of my name, fish tremble! -- with laughter :

    Dick--It's Hard To Be ME!

    I do all of my own stunts, they're just not planned!



    EMAIL: rbianconesr@aol.com
    ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARE NOT IMMIGRANTS, THEY ARE CRIMINALS!!!!!

    DON'T STEAL--THE GOVERNMENT HATES COMPETITION!

  8. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    CliftonHeights PA. Long Reach Marina.
    Posts
    4,190

    Default

    Mauritic acid. Use gloves and thin it out 50-50.Eye protection goes with out saying.
    Gaff in the head doesen`t mean your in the boat!

  9. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    huntingdon valley, ocean city
    Posts
    489

    Default

    spray 9
    get it at the big box stores

  10. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    philly/cape may court house
    Posts
    3,059

    Default

    keep in mind any flowers or shrubs you have under the area to be cleaned.. alot of the products mentioned could harm your landscaping
    1988 v20/225 suzuki
    1964 15 ft starcraft/40hp mercury

  11. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    West Berlin, N.J.
    Posts
    1,168

    Default

    Use clorox outdoor bleach from Home Depot, it should work. Put in spray bottle, spray it onm wait about 15 mins and rinse off.

  12. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    454

    Default

    I just did mine today. I use TSP-PF, you can get it at any hardware store. Use a long handled soft bristle brush. You don't have to scrub hard for it to work. I usually do my house and gutters once a year, keeps the paint looking nice and does a great job. It won't hurt any plants or anything else, it is not caustic. The TSP stands for Tri-sodium phosphate, it has been around forever,but now they formulate it without the phosphate, that is the PF part(phosphate free). It only costs a couple of bucks for a box, I think you will find it works very well and will remove that mildew.

  13. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Pottstown, Pa. and Stone Harbor, NJ
    Posts
    9,556

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DopicDick View Post
    At least it's a 1 story and all easily reachable.
    Don't worry, I'm sure you will find a way to hurt yourself!
    Rageboat (Kevin Hoffman)
    boat name: "Outrage-Us"
    docked in Stone Harbor, NJ
    proud member of the Ancient Mariners



    www.land-n-seaphotography.com

  14. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Woolwich, NJ Coco Plum Beach, FL
    Posts
    844

    Default

    Krud Kutter works great, very easy to use. Mix it 50/50 with water, spray on and hit it with a light scrub brush( the kind you wash the boat with) then rins right off. It will make gutters and siding look brand new. Its about $17 for a gallon at Depot.
    Just don't get the idea of using it on the boat, it will clean it up well but removes all the wax!!
    http://www.krudkutter.com/originalkrudkutter.asp
    Brian

  15. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Beach Haven NJ
    Posts
    8,379

    Default

    I suggest you stay away from your gutters. We are just concerned for your wellbeing!

  16. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Warrington PA
    Posts
    1,499

    Default

    Gutter Zap, only way to clean the zebra lines off without elbow grease, spray on and power wash off before it dries.
    Last edited by Capt Randy; 09-02-2011 at 11:45 AM.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •