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Old 12-24-2006, 04:23 PM   #1
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After a month in Myrtle Beach,we ended up with stains from bird poop on our fabric awning...After getting settled in Fla.,we worked at the stains with Shout and a brush..Now we have stains over stains...Any help or suggestions would be appreciated..Thanks
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After a month in Myrtle Beach,we ended up with stains from bird poop on our fabric awning...After getting settled in Fla.,we worked at the stains with Shout and a brush..Now we have stains over stains...Any help or suggestions would be appreciated..Thanks
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Old 12-24-2006, 04:54 PM   #3
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i buy awning cleaner from camping world and it does a good job. the worst thing i have had on my awning is pine sap and i use gell gloss to take it off all surfaces.
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Old 12-25-2006, 04:47 AM   #4
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In your post, you use the word "fabric" and since you have a Mountain Aire, I assume you have an acrylic (woven cloth) awning as opposed to vinyl. One of the RV magazines recently had an article on keeping your awning clean. I did a little looking, but I can't seem to find the article. It did mention there was only one type of cleaner recommended for use on acrylic awnings. You would think I would have saved the information since we have an acrylic awning, but I didn't. I would suggest contacting your awning manufacturer directly to see what they recommend.

If your awning is vinyl, any of the Camping World or Wal-Mart awning cleaners should work.
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I have an A&E awning. For bird poop, 303 cleaner does the job. It is no longer for sale in ready to use bottles. Google "303 Cleaner". You will find several places you can buy it in a concentrated form by the gallon. I got one gallon and a 32 oz bottle with mixing ratios on the side of the bottle. I think one gallon of concentrate will last me 10 years.
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The acrylic fabric awnings can be really hard to clean - stuff gets down in the weave and won't budge when brushed. For really bad dirt and stains, the best method we have found is to use a strong Oxy-clean solution and then roll up the awning for 30 minutes or more, which lets the solution soak in from both sides and steeps the crud in the bleach solution. The Oxyclean works pretty well but is not so strong as to damage anything.

However, after I repeatedly soaked and scrubbed an awning, I eventually had to re-waterproof it cause it developed a few drips where I had scrubbed at stubborn stains. That's not a big deal - basically you just spray the waterproofing on from aerosol cans - but it takes maybe $40-$50 worth to do a big awning.
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I've found that the best all-around cleaner for everything from really tough stains to wheel covers is Super Clean, sold at Wal-Mart. Be careful, straight from the bottle it's very strong and you need to wear gloves, but it will clean anything; and so far it hasn't damaged or faded anything. It's the only cleaner I use now.
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