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Old 08-24-2013, 07:40 PM   #1
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Cleaning slide toppers

Right after Labor Day will be heading south and would like to clean my big awning and the toppers over the slides. Noticed the one on the rear slide looks like is has some kind of stain along the edge(roller). What is the best for cleaning them. I see awning cleaner at wally world and other places, wonder if a mild soap like dawn would work used in moderation would work just as good. My awning is multi stripe brown and my toppers are white..

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Old 08-24-2013, 09:05 PM   #2
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For the awnings on my TT, I havn't gotten any better results than using strong solution of Spic and Span (liquid or powder) along with a cup of bleach. I rinse off the awning, scrub it down with the cleaning solution, roll it up and let it set for 10-15 minutes. Then unroll it (or put mly slide back out) and give it a good rinse and touch up any spots that need more attention.

I've also used a power washer on awnings...being careful to use a lower pressure nozzle and not getting too close to the fabric. It helps to get the areas that are an awful long reach, even with a car wash brush.

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Be careful using strong cleaners. Even Dawn will take the wax off the coach. I just use the same soap used to wash it but use a brush to scrub. I use Gel Gloss from CW. It really does a great job.
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:01 PM   #4
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My slide toppers are vinyl (awnings are not). I cleaned the dirt off of my slide toppers with car wash soap THEN used this stuff:

Amazon.com: Meguiar's Boat/RV Vinyl & Rubber Cleaner/Protectant - 16 oz.: Automotive

Looked new.

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