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Old 07-24-2013, 05:07 PM   #1
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Smile Brown spots on underside of awning-SOLUTION!!!

I searched and noticed that there were multiple people that have had issues with the brown spots on the underside of their awnings. I had it too and tried everything...powerwashing, tilex with bleach, awesome, dawn and vinegar. I was about to give up and called House of Camping and asked if they knew any magical solution to get it off. They told me 1/2 cup of bleach, 1/4 cup white vinegar, and 1/4 cup hot water. Put in a spray bottle an spray on the spots. Let it air dry, do not rinse or scrub. OMG-It worked!!! After it was lall off, we gave it a good rinse. I am attaching my before and after pictures.
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:24 PM   #2
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Looks great!
We just did ours today, took about 2 hours to do all three bunks. Nice to get rid of the mold. It was driving me nuts.
We tried all kinds of other store bought "specialty cleaners" before using the solution above. It worked great.
Forget about buying anything from the store for cleaning mold, just use the recipe above.
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:34 PM   #3
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Great tip!
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:55 PM   #4
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Great tip Thanks!
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:27 PM   #5
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Did mine today. Works good. Tilex works too, but the mold/mildew comes back quickly and cost more than this.
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:41 PM   #6
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So, I'm just a little confused here.

Do you ever rinse this recipe off? If you do rinse some time after applying, how much time passed while it dries?

Other owners ideas for cleaning, suggested spraying on whatever recipe, then rolling the awning back up on itself, and let it "ferment" within itself for awhile to "boost" the cleaning cycle for approximately 1/2 hour.

Any need to do this?
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I rinsed my awning off after it had dried. I wanted to get rid of the bleach smell. still looks good 24 hrs later.
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Old 09-27-2013, 04:05 AM   #8
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I have found that (Dollar General) Mean Green Mold and Mildew Remover works great! Hit the tough spots with a magic erasure. I use the 303 AreoSpace Formula to prevent mold/mildew.
another tip: if you have the black streaks down the side of the camper the Campco Black Streak remover sucks, spray on full strength Simple Green and they melt away with a little help from a magic erasure they are gone completely.
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I have found that (Dollar General) Mean Green Mold and Mildew Remover works great! Hit the tough spots with a magic erasure. I use the 303 AreoSpace Formula to prevent mold/mildew.
another tip: if you have the black streaks down the side of the camper the Campco Black Streak remover sucks, spray on full strength Simple Green and they melt away with a little help from a magic erasure they are gone completely.
X2 on Simple Green, best product for streaks IMO
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:44 AM   #10
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I used straight bleach in a spray bottle, a pair of safety glasses and go with the wind, it's actually caused by water and no light forming brown algae.
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