Stripping deck over rubber roof

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Old 03-27-20, 02:40 PM
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Stripping deck over rubber roof

How should I strip a deck that has a silver (aluminum coated) rubber roof under it? There is no way to protect the roof. I am worried any chemical solution will damage the roof and I will have leaks. Power washing won't get it off. Is sanding my only option? How do I know if a chemical will harm the roof?

The deck is sealed with a semi-transparent stain and the wood is cedar and around 5 years old.
 
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Why do you need to strip? 5 year old cedar should be in great shape.
 
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It looks terrible. It is all blotchy. The sun is very intense (on 4th floor) plus we get snow. I moved furniture this week and under the rug the stain is in perfect condition. Elsewhere it looks terrible. I should have used a clear stain rather than a tinted one and it would have been less obvious.
 
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Use Citristrip and a powerwasher.
 
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Elsewhere it looks terrible
So what stain did you use?

Just be aware, if your going to cover areas again, no matter what you will see differances with areas that are covered, UV from the sun is killer!

Give Sikkens a thought, it;s a fantastic product. Have it on my railings and 11 years old it's just now going to need some touch up!
 
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I used DEFY Extreme in a cedar tone.
 
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At $25 for a half gallon I wonder if Citrusstrip will be cost prohibitive on a 400 sq ft deck. I can't find any coverage info on it.
 
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