10 steps to a clean awning

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  1. spindrifter

    spindrifter Read Only Funster

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    Hi All

    This worked for me-

    1/ Fully open awning with an approx 45degree slope on canopy - lock struts including the middle one.
    2/ With hose soak top and underneath with clear water - allow to soak but keeping wet for 15 minutes.
    3/ Fill bucket with water add a couple of good squirts of washing-up-liquid - plus a few squirts on the awning
    4/ With your long handled extendable wash brush - firmly agitate surfaces of canopy - loosening the dirt.
    5/ Rinse and repeat as necessary.
    6/ If surfaces dry out re-wet them slightly but leave the surfaces with a covering of soapy water..
    7/ Whilst still wet - re-roll the canopy into its‘ slot - this lets the soapy solution soak in - preferably over-night.
    8/ Next day, unroll canopy - re-wet and firmly agitate surfaces until they are as clean as possible.
    9/ Finally rinse off dirty residues
    10/ Leave to dry and re-roll canopy home.

    This method cleans both surfaces in one go.
    I used a step ladder to reach - no problems.
    Don‘t let water pool on canopy - push up from below to get rid of water that settles in the hollows.
    If badly soiled in spots - use a squirt of Fenwick’s Motorhome Cleaner (10 parts water add 1 part cleaner and 1 part bleach) and agitate ‘til spot removed. Rinse well.
    The end result on my awning was about a 90 % improvement and it was pretty dirty - especially bad with bird droppings.
    Be mindful of your safety and well being when on the step ladder - if unsure get some-one to assist.

    Cheers
    David……(Spindrifter)
     
  2. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    i know an even less labour intensive method.......get an upholstry cleaning/valeting company to do it.

    would think £20 would do it.:Wink:

    or.....just leave it 'til its really bad, 5 or 6 years should do it, then replace the fabric.....not cheap but a first class job...:Rofl1:
     
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