A & W
recommends the below.
Periodically clean the awning fabric as follows: 8000/8500 use a mixture of 1/4cup of dish soap and 1/4cup of bleach mixed with 5 gallons of warm water.
Liberally slosh this mixture on the top of the fabric then roll the awning up for 5 minutes. This will apply the mixture to the bottom as
well. Roll back out and hose off with fresh water.
Repeat if necessary. Allow to dry before rolling back up.
FOR 9000 ACRYLIC FABRIC - Periodically hose off the fabric with water then let it air dry completely before rolling it up.
The acrylic material of the 9000 awning is water repellent, not water proof
The fabric is pre-treated with a water retardant finish. Reapplication of a water retardant spray is recomminded once a year.
Mildew cannot form on the fabric, but rather will form on dirt or dust on the fabric.The key is to keep the fabric clean.
To remove grease spots from fabrics 8000/8500 (vinyl) use only a soap and water solution. Avoid use of caustic household cleaners, mildew removers or hard bristle brushes.
On 9000 fabric (acrylic) use K2Rspot remover. Occasionally the 8000 fabric may develop a pinhole, actually a spot of paint flaked off from the top layer of vinyl.
This may be quickly remedied with a very small dab of VLP(Vinyl Liquid Patch) on the tip of a Cl-tipQby gently rolling around the pinhole the VLP will melt the paint (in the stripe) and that will quickly fill in the pinhole with a perfect match.
Be sure to wait until theVLP sets before rolling up the awning.
If you get water streaking or seeping behind awning rail, inspect the awning rail for loose screws or peeled sealant.
Always make sure the awning is extended high enough
before opening entry door.
Lower one end of awning for proper water run off and to
avoid water pooling.