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Posted: 07/27/05 06:00am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Spray awning with Tilex and then roll it back up. Wait 1 hour, roll out the awning and rinse with a hose. Most of the dirt will be gone. What's left will probably require a brush and a bit of elbow grease to remove. I have used this method many times and it works well.


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Posted: 07/27/05 06:05am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am sold on Simple Green, too. It is a great cleaner that leaves a good smell afterward. Also after the awning is dry, I will spray it down with "303 Protectant". This is a very good product, seems to keep our awning looking brand new. Use it on the rubber roof, tires, anything exposed to the UV light.


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Posted: 07/27/05 06:16am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If it is a vinyl awning, use Tilex sprayed directly onto it. Rinse and make sure you wear old clothes. With a light scrubbing, it will be cleaner than new.

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Dick a it is fulltimers choice found near the automotive secdtion.Good luck

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Posted: 07/27/05 02:24pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We start with a gallon of hot, hot water, then add about a cup of Tide and probably 2 cups of bleach. With the awning unrolled on a nice sunny day, we use a brush to apply the solution to the underside and the topside of the awning. Then roll it back up and let it set for an hour or so. When we unroll the awning, most of the spots are gone and it looks brand new again. Occasionally there might be a spot or 2 that needs a little additional scrubbing with some Simple Green. Also, after applying the solution and rolling up the awning, we use the hose and spray off the side of the TT so the bleach in the solution won't run down the said and fade the graphics. It's worked well for us so far. I think the last time my DH added a little Simple Green to the concoction just for added measure. And the awning looks great!


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I use 1 cup of bleach and about a 1/2 cup of joy dish det. in 2 1/2 gal of water in a pump sprayer, I spray the top really good and then roll it up for about 15-20 min. (while I wash the trailer) and then unroll it and spray it off. It gets most of the stuff off. (of course you don't have to spray the underside because it will get wet when rolled up) This was what my TT dealer said they do.

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Posted: 06/13/07 09:45am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Another thumbs-up for the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. After I use regular awning cleaner to get most of the dirt off I go over the stubborn spots with the magic eraser. Works great !


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I was just wondering if these tips would work on the black spots that are on the underside of my awning? I think it must have gotten put away when it was still damp from rain or humidity then forgotten.


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