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Old 05-08-2013, 08:18 AM   #1
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Home Brews for Cleaning Awning?

Anyone have some home made cleaning solutions for cleaning mildew off of awnings? I have heard of using white viniger or bleach, but don't know the mixture. Any ideas? Thanks!
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One gallon water, one quart of white vinegar. Spray on with spray bottle or just dip brush in solution.
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:51 PM   #3
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Vinegar and water and soap. Use a brush to get the big stuff off then reapply and roll awning up wet . Let it set about 20 to 30 minutes then open and hose off and let sunshine do the rest. Once clean a good coat of 303 protectant will keep it looking nice.
I never use bleach on any vinyl. It will eat up the stitching
Just my .02 hope this helps.
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Spic n Span. Roll out the awning and spray well. Roll up and let set for 30 minutes. Roll out and brush as you roll it out. Rinse, let dry and roll up.

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washing awning

You've been given some good tips for cleaning products to use. We also spray our awning when dry with son of a gun protector. This is inexpensive and can be purchased at Walmart. A bottle should last several seasons. If the awning gets a little dirty we just use a dry soft brom or spot clean. We use a mop to spread the son of a gun on the awning. A little TLC goes a long way. Other campers can't believe how clean our awning stays. Spray both sides of the awning.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:33 PM   #6
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Nothing special here, for our old 5er I always add a few ounces bleach to my 5G wash bucket, then some car wash soap. This seems to keep our RV and awnings shiny and free of mold/mildew. It removes any black spots from the white plastic trim too. I plan to do the same our our MH and awnings.
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"Awesome" spray cleaner from Dollar General. Cheap and effective!
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50 50 mixture bleach water in a spray bottle spray awning then roll up mine set for 24 hrs then rinse with copious amounts of water looks brand new again
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How do you apply the "Awesome" to your awning? Do you use some kind of a protectant after you have the awning clean? Thank You
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Spray "Awesome" on and wipe off with cloth. I then rinse the whole awning. Use a 50/50 mix with water to make it go further.
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1/4cup bleach, 1/4 cup dish detergent in 5gallon pail works wonderful.
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How do you apply the "Awesome" to your awning? Do you use some kind of a protectant after you have the awning clean? Thank You
First of all Awesome is great for about anything to include carpet. I was my MoHo with a wash and wax product and that might work for you to apply after cleaning your awning.
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Hydrogen peroxide instead of bleach,spray it on roll it up next time it comes out it will be like new,I have done this for years ,chlorine is too harsh and damages the stiching (and my clothes ).
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cleaning your awning

First clean your awning with your favorite cleaning product both sides. Let dry then apply a product like son of a gun to both sides with a sponge mop. Think of son of a gun like wax on a floor. The dirt will easily wipe off with a damp cloth or a soft broom will brush off any leaves cob webs. The next season you may only have to do a light wash. We have been doing this for 12yrs. and it has worked out well.
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