Vinyl Siding Staining

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Post Thu. Mar. 13, 2008 12:24 pm

A firend's vinyl siding is being discolored from the coal exhaust. Wants to know what type of cleaner worked best for anyone out there with similar problems. This is not fly ash his vinyl is stained. Siding color light beige stain is pinkish in tint.
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Post Thu. Mar. 13, 2008 12:39 pm

My guess, ... the heat is "bleaching" it.

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Post Thu. Mar. 13, 2008 12:46 pm

What is it power vent?
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Post Thu. Mar. 13, 2008 12:54 pm

Try a good household or automotive cleaner/degreaser.

That does happens. I would put a piece of metal or something behind it. I bent my top hat cap on my direct vent so the exhaust went away from the house.
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Post Thu. Mar. 13, 2008 12:58 pm

I have used SIMPLE GREEN to clean siding. Works very good on sun beached siding. You might have to do the whole area though so you don't have one shiney spot though.

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Post Thu. Mar. 13, 2008 2:12 pm

Do you know what he has tried so far?? TSP? 409? MR Clean? You do have to be careful with stronger solvents, because vinyl siding can be damaged by strong solvents.
Does he have a few pieces of the siding that he can try some stonger solvents on?

The staining may not be a stain, it actually may be the vinyl changing color from the reaction with the coal exhaust. So the color change may not just be on the surface, it may go deeper into the vinyl.

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Post Thu. Mar. 13, 2008 4:49 pm

I have the same exact thing happening to my house paint aroung the ss flange that came with the Alaska DV.A little green alot of pink...just plain ugly, but its on the opposite side of the house of the driveway. Out of sight out of mind. I think Gregs right its a reaction of chemicals in the exhaust I think \. Jim
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Post Thu. Mar. 13, 2008 5:03 pm

WNY , did bending the cap work? I was getting some ash on my new siding. I bought 12" pc of ss pipe and extended it. my son went out and washed it off with dish soap and a rag. if the bending worked , I would do that to .:)
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Post Thu. Mar. 13, 2008 6:39 pm

It helped some, you just have to clean it more often.
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