After all of these years, it still smells the same.
Each season the wonderful pine trees leave behind their pollen, combined with the moss & pollen of other trees & rain, you get a nasty & sometimes crusty coat on your vehicle. I tried a few things to get this off the roof, & the molding, but nothing really lifted it up or off with out a whole bunch of hard scrubbing or buffing.
The "last option" was either degreaser or this Simple Green. I have used SG years ago, & wasn't impressed. I read a few recent reviews at how much better it was & so on, so thought that I would give it a try.
I didn't want to strip the clear coat off the paint, nor did I want to make it look dull. I lightly wet the roof & squirted the SG on the roof from the bottle of concentrate & let it set in for about thirty minutes. I rinsed down the body so the Simple Green would run off & away, then went to the roof.
I will say that I was impressed at how well it removed most of the green that has been on there for some time. I used a soft head car brush to help it along.
It didn't get everything in one shot, but it did a very good job with everything except the luggage rack cross members & the space under them. That, along with the antenna area, I sprayed again in a few days & used a medium toothbrush on it.
I also tackled the molding around the windows & doors with a mix of boiling water & Simple Green at a 50/50 mix. I wanted the water & cleaner to get under the molding as well as tackle the side.
The results aren't bad at all. As you can see from the pictures, it did a very decent job. Be sure to wash the SG cleaner off, as it does leave a dull film behind that you can see on the glass.
Off to use it on something else.