Stained/ dirty awning.

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  1. G T and Dottie

    G T and Dottie Funster

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    Opened awning for the first time this evening, to discover inside of sheet appears stained with water and looking a tad sorry for itself.
    Any ideas of the best cleaners to bring it back up?
    The awning is in generally good condition but to the best of my knowledge has not been out for about three years. Not all mine by the way!
    Geoff
     
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    I would like to know!
     
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    I use a strong solution of washing powder and a scrubbing brush, normally a few buckets full to wash and rinse. It's amazing how much dust and dirt an awning picks up. The washing powder's good for removing green algae marks too..
     
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    Hi,if you use a detergent like washing powder you may remove the water proofing quality so be prepared to reproof .
     
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    Best way I have found is give it a good soaking both sides with warm water, then squirt fairy liquid on both sides. Roll it back in and let it soak for half an hour before rolling it out again and hosing it off. A light scrubbing with a soft brush will remove any stubborn dirt.
     
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    Thanks all for your replies
    Geoff
     
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    Agree with @Snowbird that's exactly what we do with our awning. It was filthy when we bought ours and took a couple of good cleans to get it back but now is good.
     
  8. mike mcglynn

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    I thought you meant an external awning,not the rollout one ,but Thetford make a spray type for rollouts its about £8 but I think I would stick to the Snowbird method sounds good to me :)
     
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    Or......Noticed a couple of lads valeting Jaws motor this morning at Lincoln and for a crisp £5 note they are coming Sunday morning to clean just the awning for me.
    Let you know the result
     
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