Thule Omnistor Question

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  1. Charlie

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    Do these wind out canopys have to be bone dry before winding them away ?

    Cheers .
     
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    No.. they won't rot.. but should be rolled out and dried as soon as convenient
     
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    They don't really need to be dry, but most importantly don't roll up with any leaves on the awning as the tannins will be crushed out and permanently stain the awning
     
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    Thanks Jim... To be honest it was only a wee bit damp but I'm a bit OCD when it comes to my kit ..
     
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    me also..

    it's too expensive to replace
     
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    They can go away damp
    But bone dry them within a couple of days

    Left mine damp once and it took ages of scrubbing to get the mildew black marks out of the texture of the blind, top and botom
     
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    Wash thoroughly, apply the conditioner and blow dry whilst rolling:)






    Then, when you've finished doing your hair, roll up the awning, which should should have had time to dry(y)



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    which links nicely onto .....

    'How to clean an awning' ..

    this method is cheap and it works.. will remove mildew, bird crap, and most other dirt..

    you need, a bucket of warm water with a good squirt of washing up liquid and one cup of thin cheap bleach

    extend the blind fully, then scrub both sides, with a soft broom or car wash brush

    whilst still wet and soapy, roll the awning in, leave for about 30 mins..

    Extend awning and hose off .. leave to dry ..
     
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    Me too, and forgot about it over winter. :(

    That's exactly how I did mine Jim, and it came up a treat. (y)

    The material has since been renewed due to being storm trashed in Germany, when I took my "eye off the ball" so to speak. :doh:

    Cheers,

    Jock. :)
     
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