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Old 03-31-2007, 06:16 PM   #1
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This may be the wrong forum for this question, but... I am trying to find the A&E approved cleaner for my awnings. Black streaks all along the sides. I don't know what the awning is made of and don't want to damage the material with the wrong cleaner. What should I use?

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This may be the wrong forum for this question, but... I am trying to find the A&E approved cleaner for my awnings. Black streaks all along the sides. I don't know what the awning is made of and don't want to damage the material with the wrong cleaner. What should I use?

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We use Simple Green to clean both the top and underside of our awning about 2 times a season, depending on how much rain we've been in and how much black streaks and/or mildew may show up. Other similar cleaners seem to work almost as well, especially the type that has citrus in it (orange, but can't think of a brand name).
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Old 03-31-2007, 06:57 PM   #4
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i use the awning cleaner from camping world on my 11 year old a-e 9000 and it does a great job.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BigRedLancer:
This may be the wrong forum for this question, but... I am trying to find the A&E approved cleaner for my awnings. Black streaks all along the sides. I don't know what the awning is made of and don't want to damage the material with the wrong cleaner. What should I use?

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Check out the two links provided by A&E at:

http://www.dometicusa.com/prodcare.php?id=awning
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Old 04-01-2007, 04:33 AM   #6
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I use the Dawn dish washing liquid on the awning and the rubber roof. Just rinse off with plenty of water.

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Over the last 20 years I have tried quite a few cleaners for the awning and have been disappointed each time. Bough the stuff from Walmart, Camping World, and anybody else and none got the dirt, grim, mildew spots, etc off to my satisfaction.

However, this time I used Simple Green in water with a Mr Clean Magic Eraser and it was a easy as cleaning a window with Windex. The awning is spotless. (I had used Simple Green with a brush and did not like the results). Do not rub extremely hard with the eraser or it may remove minor coloring, just use a light washing motion sort of like how you use a wash cloth when taking a bath. I was amazed! It took 2 Magic Erasers to clean an 18' awning top and bottom.

I also used it on the fiberglass roof and it was the same thing, easy, almost effortless and spotless. It also took 2 to clean a 35' roof.

No I am not part of Mr Clean but I am glad I found a way to clean the awning and roof. The oxidation on the sides, well, I'm still looking as Mr Clean does only ok in this area.
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I just cleaned our fabric awning with ALL laundry detergent and some bleach. Used a brush on it. We had a bad mildew build up (been parked under Live Oaks for a few months.. messy trees).
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Great idea on the Simple green with water and the Mr. Clean eraser pad. Will do that next time.
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Just be mindfull that if you use a heavy duty degreaser or bleach that you will need to rinse extremely well and on the fabric awnings you may need to re-apply a sealer such as is required for tents. Otherwise it may start leaking and the lifespan of the awning may be greatly reduced.
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