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Old 08-14-2015, 10:01 AM   #1
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Stains on awning

There are some stains on the underside of my vinyl awning and I haven't found anything to clean them off. Tried Thetford awning cleaner, bleach, borax, oxyclean, vinegar and various (maybe lethal) combinations. I have tried spraying and retracting awning for several hours, hard scrubbing, etc. and I get nothing. Does anyone have any other ideas? I saw a product on Youtube called Beast Wash, but it's $60/gal shipped.
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Old 08-14-2015, 10:21 AM   #2
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have you tried tilex? I buy a gallon sprayer of it and spray awning and roll it up for 30 minutes or so then just hit it with the brush and rinse. It does a really good job.
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Tilex is nothing but packaged bleach + detergent, so probably won't do any more than what he has already tried. Spray and roll-up with Oxiclean is another alternative, but again is just detergent + bleach.

I would make one more try using a strong bleach solution with a heavy duty detergent, e.g. Simple Green or similar. Laundry products like Oxyclean aren't all that strong and the awing is tough stuff. If it's a vinyl awning, nothing short of battery acid is going to damage it. If woven acrylic fabric, you may have to apply new waterproofing after. Be careful of your eyes when spraying strong bleach overhead. And wear an old hat and old clothing, cause it's gonna get bleached!

If that doesn't work, I would say that you have tried everything that can be done and the next step is to replace the fabric. Not really all that hard, or even terribly expensive.
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There are some stains on the underside of my vinyl awning and I haven't found anything to clean them off. Tried Thetford awning cleaner, bleach, borax, oxyclean, vinegar and various (maybe lethal) combinations. I have tried spraying and retracting awning for several hours, hard scrubbing, etc. and I get nothing. Does anyone have any other ideas? I saw a product on Youtube called Beast Wash, but it's $60/gal shipped.
My wife swears by Awesome which she buys at the $1.00 store. Comes in a squirt spray bottle.
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