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Old 03-20-2013, 06:05 PM   #1
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Cleaning front pleated curtain?

I tryed searching here to try and find out how other folks have cleaned thier pleated off white windshield curtain? I looked in the quick tips and must of missed it if it was in the list. Can it be taken down and dry cleaned?
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:41 PM   #2
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We had ours dry cleaned
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:47 PM   #3
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Ours has like a thin rubber/plastic coating on the side facing out, and for that reason no dry cleaners have been prepared to take on the job.

I have taken the curtains off, and washed them carefully with a sponge and some mild fabric cleaner.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:56 PM   #4
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Ours had water stains on them. We took them down and laid them flat on the kitchen table. We put a couple of layers of towels under them and blotted them with a 50/50 mix of cold water and white vinegar. We then washed them in cold water on the gentle cycle. Hung them on the line to dry and the came out looking like new.
We took them to the cleaners first and they wanted $200.00 to clean them with no guarantee the stains would come out. We took a little risk and it paid off.
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We have cleaned them by taking them to the laundromat (large capacity washers) and put each section in its own washer. This allows movement of the material without getting all tangled and twisted. At the end of the wash the sections are nearly dry and we hang them back up on the windshield while still damp.
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:51 PM   #6
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i need to clean mine too. I was thinking about dipping them in a tub of water and a little oxy clean, then line dry?
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:21 AM   #7
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Wife washed outs.. It destroyed it, but honestly it was probably "done" from the TX sun before that... As long as you salvage the track material (or buy more) replacing the curtin = no big deal.
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Took mine down, put them on delicate cycle (front loader) with small amount of laundry soap, air dried them and they came out looking like brand new!

Mine do not have a rubber liner on the back, just fabric lined.
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We are trying to find K2R spot lifter to try. Our biggest concern is keeping the Pleats uniform to keep the gathered area minimal. Sounds as if many others do not have Pleated curtains.
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I do have pleated curtains, took them off the hooks, removed the hooks, washed, dried, reinstalled the hooks and re-hung.
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DW did same as Lincolnboy2. Turned out good.
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I washed mine on the delicate cycle with vinegar in the soap dispense . Put in dryer on air cycle for a few minutes and then hung them back up in the rv and they look great . Free of stains , if one is willing you could probably press the pleats with a warm iron. To much work for me. Ours looks great, they are clean . I might add the are lined with cloth. After they have fully dried you can tie them back with each pleat placed neatly and this will help to make pleats look pressed.
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Mine were pleated. They washed fine on delicate cycle.
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Cleaned mine by hanging on closeline in back yard then sprayed with quick n bright, let soak, rinse with distilled water, let dry, no ironing needed!!
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