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Old 08-10-2006, 11:39 AM   #1
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There is tree sap on one of the coach's slide top awnings. I have tried 303, 409, Comet and Clorox to get the sap off the vynal material. Scrubbing is with a plastic pad (used in the kitchen, softer than a SOS pad, but coarse enough to remove everything else) Nothing works.

All ideas are appreciated.
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There is tree sap on one of the coach's slide top awnings. I have tried 303, 409, Comet and Clorox to get the sap off the vynal material. Scrubbing is with a plastic pad (used in the kitchen, softer than a SOS pad, but coarse enough to remove everything else) Nothing works.

All ideas are appreciated.
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Old 08-10-2006, 02:36 PM   #3
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I don't know it if will remove tree sap, but Goo-Gone is supposedly safe for most materials, so the container says. It's a citric based material I think. Available most anywhere.
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Dawn dish soap is great for removing sap from your hands. Might give it a try.

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An update to this topic is:
1. Tried Dawn with no results.
2. Tried Goo-Gone with no results.
3. Tried Citristrip Wipe Away with modest results. Any product that begins its' instructions by saying to wear rubber gloves and safety glass should bee good,,,,right. One stain was 3/4 removed. The 2nd stain is as bad as ever.
4. Tried Manco Adhesive Remover. The first stain is now much better, but not gone. The second stain is 1/2 better, but the vynal on the slide cover started to seperate from the substructure so I stoped.

I fear trying anything else as I do not want to destroy the slide cover. The stains are better than before, but not gone. Fortunately, I am the only one who knows they are there. But, it sure irritates me.
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Old 08-13-2006, 02:52 PM   #6
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Well, Turtle Wax Bug, Tar, Sap remover works very well. Caution... It contains pertroleum distillates so do NOT use it on your RV's roof!
The best one is "Turtle Wax Platinum Series Tar, Tree Sap and Insect Remover"
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Old 08-13-2006, 03:04 PM   #7
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Bill,
Where can I get a bottle?
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Rubbing alcohol works well, I have even used it on car paint and glass. Need to wax after using on car paint. Vet Man
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Just tried rubbing alcohol.....no change.
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Try Mr. Clean Erasure. Household variety. Not the heavy duty for tires. Hot Water with the erasure.

I use it to clean my awning with great results.
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When I bought my 5th wheel used, it had sat with water, pine needles and dirt on the awning, rolled up, and it was covered in mould, stains, and all kinds of filth.

I though it was trash, but tried all sorts of soaps and solvents, and found that with serious scrubbing I could clean a little spot.

Then I saw a bottle of Full Timer's Choice RV awning cleaner, and gave it a shot.

That stuff worked like Tarn-X works in a Tarn-X commercial. Watered down and using just a sponge, the stains and gunk seemed to just melt away, and in a few minutes the awning looked like new.

I didn't really have much for pitch stuck to the awning, so I can't vouch for how it will work on pitch, but I would give the Full Timer's choice stuff a shot.
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If this is made by Camco, I'll get a bottle as soon as I can. If it is made by some one else, please let me know.
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I never noticed,but since you asked I ran out to the garage.

The bottle says "Camco RV, made in USA".

I don't know who Camco is. All I know is that I was shocked at how quickly and easily it cleaned up my awning where other products didn't. (I see the same logo on my favorite rubber roof cleaner/conditioner, too).

If you get some of the awning stuff, let us know how it does on pitch.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">pl </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Hey Gary, Ihave not tried on slide awning but it worked on patio awning.

Black streak remover, wet area first, use full strength, work with brush or sponge, rinse
right away with plenty of water.


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