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Old 03-26-2016, 01:32 PM   #1
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Can pleated window shades be cleaned?

Has anyone successfully cleaned the pleated fabric window shades? If so, how? Full timing with a monkey is not without occasional messes and 2 shades have food spots on them.
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Barb, I'll be following this. Ours need cleaning too!
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We cheated and took ours to dry cleaners.
Maybe you can spot clean with dryel?
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After cursing our pleated shades for a while, I cleaned ours by removing them to the garbage bin and installing new MCD shades. The MCDs are easy to clean and 1000 times better than the old pleated. Some of the best money we ever spent on our coach.

Not saying MCD is the best as there are other options out there but anything beats the pleated.
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Before we installed MCD shades throughout the coach we did clean the pleated shades once.
We put them in the shower and sprayed then generously with Scrubbing Bubbles and let them soak for a couple of hours, then rinsed them with the shower wand. Took them outside and let them dry overnight on a picnic table partially collapsed so as to preserve the pleats. They looked much better after cleaning than before.
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Charlie and Clay, you give me hope that they don't lose the pleats or disintegrate when cleaned. Our tiny abode only has 4. I'll also price MCds. Thanks!
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Charlie and Clay, you give me hope that they don't lose the pleats or disintegrate when cleaned. Our tiny abode only has 4. I'll also price MCds. Thanks!

Barb, there was a post on here recently about problems with support on MCD shades, and mention of an alternative brand. You might want to check that out!

I think I may have found it!

Better than MCD shades?
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okmonkey, you need to minimize those food fights!

Here are TWO methods to clean those Day/Night pleated window shades.

Rv Shade Cleaner - The Dirty Blind Man Llc : Other

Day & Night shades - How to clean stains

Choose you best weapon and good luck!

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Hi Barb,
I replaced 6 large windows with UV pullcord shades. Maybe peek at DHSP?


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okmonkey, you need to minimize those food fights!

Here are TWO methods to clean those Day/Night pleated window shades.

Rv Shade Cleaner - The Dirty Blind Man Llc : Other

Day & Night shades - How to clean stains

Choose you best weapon and good luck!

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Thanks for the info, Richard! And I'll send Sena to live with you before I clean them. That way my cleaned blinds will stay that way.
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Barb, there was a post on here recently about problems with support on MCD shades, and mention of an alternative brand. You might want to check that out!

I think I may have found it!

Better than MCD shades?
I think that is in relation to motorized roll up shades, not the day-night pleated shades. Those Auto Motion shades are roll ups.
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Been full time for 6yrs. and this is the first time I've read of someone traveling with a monkey. Cool!!!
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Drive motor looks the same as MCD one. If same mechanism?
















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I think that is in relation to motorized roll up shades, not the day-night pleated shades. Those Auto Motion shades are roll ups.

He mentioned that he may consider MCD shades.
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