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Old 06-12-2013, 11:31 AM   #15
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ECO or green bleach is a dilute hydrogen peroxide ,found in laundry aisle .

spray on and forget it (roll up) when it un rolls next time its as clean as new ,even sap comes off with just a garden hose spray and not as harmful as chlorine.
Good idea. What is the ratio?
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Right out of the jug ,I believe its 5% for laundry use. I use a spray bottle that we all have laying around,dont even need 100% coverage ,after its rolled up seems to spread itself around.
DO NOT use the stuff from 'the I want to be a blonde' aisle in the drug store ,that stuff is 20% or more.
bad things could happen
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:38 AM   #17
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ok - when prepping for our trip today, extended the awning and saw BUGS squished in there

went to Wally world and couldn't locate this eco stuff.. (but am not real familiar with the laundry aisle as the wife says I'm not trained or qualified enough to go down that aisle !)
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I am going to try green bleach or ECO as soon as I can find it. I looked in the laundry isle in two grocery chains in central Ohio. Now I am in western Pa. and am going to look here.

I hope this stuff is not regional.
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Kent I'm looking also in Mansfield going to burleson to HEB ill call if they have it
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Tuff: You are receiving some advice on how to rid of mold and mildew and hopefully not attract it again during storage. I do not have the answer for you....I do have a constructive comment that I learned from a learning session this year at the KY RV and Boat Show. The trainer for the session on vinyl cleaning and awning maintenance detailed
some great info on vinyl maintenance and it caught my ear. He described cleaning as a gentle process....using a mild soap and some foam blocks he cuts in sponge size. He stated that soaps like Dawn and Joy work well with a little water as they lather really good. Many asked about bleach and mildew dissolving products...and he retorted.... these products can rot the threads that bind the awning and thus shorten the life of the awning ...not by destroying the awning material but rather the nylon threads that sew it together. This made sense to me and I am passing this forward to you.
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I am going to try green bleach or ECO as soon as I can find it. I looked in the laundry isle in two grocery chains in central Ohio. Now I am in western Pa. and am going to look here.

I hope this stuff is not regional.
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I have seen it called 'oxygen bleach' as well ,maybe we should start a list.
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Ugh - found spash-less, concentrated, scented, ready to use, gel, he, outdoor, ultra concentrated, linen, lavender, but no - green or oxygen at the Walmart. I tried Giant Eagle, Kroger, and now Walmart. I stopped looking at the laundry detergent and now only look in the bleach sections.

Is the green bleach in the bleach section or with the laundry detergents?
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Effective mildew mitigation requires an understanding of how it forms. It feeds on organics that settle on the awning, and of course requires moisture to thrive. Any dust, plant, or animal residue that is on the awning when it is rolled up will surely form mildew when exposed to moisture and a fairly broad temperature range. Mildew will NOT form on CLEAN dry awning material, as it doesn't feed on what the awning is made of.

So, no matter whatever else you do to prevent mildew, start out by thoroughly cleaning and drying the awning before rolling it up prior to going into storage. If you must roll it up wet at the campsite (it happens), be sure to roll it out, clean it and let dry within a day or two!
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Thanks for the tip. I don't have problems with my awnings. I shook off rolled up and stored my white tire covers and forgot about them a week or so Big mistake.
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Effective mildew mitigation requires an understanding of how it forms. It feeds on organics that settle on the awning, and of course requires moisture to thrive. Any dust, plant, or animal residue that is on the awning when it is rolled up will surely form mildew when exposed to moisture and a fairly broad temperature range. Mildew will NOT form on CLEAN dry awning material, as it doesn't feed on what the awning is made of.

So, no matter whatever else you do to prevent mildew, start out by thoroughly cleaning and drying the awning before rolling it up prior to going into storage. If you must roll it up wet at the campsite (it happens), be sure to roll it out, clean it and let dry within a day or two!
I see you watched the same on video I did,its fine to keep dry and not store wet,but its a head scratcher on how to accomplish this?
I always store mine dry but it gets wet again as soon as the next rain fall,and I cant remember ever unrolling it and not having rain water come out too.
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Ugh - found spash-less, concentrated, scented, ready to use, gel, he, outdoor, ultra concentrated, linen, lavender, but no - green or oxygen at the Walmart. I tried Giant Eagle, Kroger, and now Walmart. I stopped looking at the laundry detergent and now only look in the bleach sections.

Is the green bleach in the bleach section or with the laundry detergents?
Sorry for all you trouble,it may just not be a product available in all parts of the country?
If its not in the laundry aisle you can make you own I suppose from drug store Hydrogen peroxide ,just reduce the concentration to 5%.
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