Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-19-2016, 05:44 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Hugeez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Union, Missouri
Posts: 355
Tilex/Bleach on underside of awning

I've read successfully results of some members using Tilex or Bleach on the underside of the awning to remove mildew stains. Some have posted that they spray it on and roll up the awning for 30 mins or so. The exterior/top side of my awning is a black color while the underside is white. Will rolling it up bleach or discolor the top side of the awning? Any help would be appreciated.
__________________

__________________
2018 PUMA 31 BHSS
2017 RAM 2500 LARAMIE 6.4 HEMI 4X4
E2 WDH
Troy, Josie and our 2 K9 co-pilots Breck and Maggie
USN 86-92
9 nights camped so far in 2018
Hugeez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2016, 06:14 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Sterling, VA
Posts: 1,042
Go to the dollar store and get some Awesome Spray. That is the name. I did the rollup thing and then scrubbed with a brush and 99% of the stains came off. Works great. I would not use bleach.
__________________

__________________
Lee and Anne

2016 F250 2WD CC SB XLT 6.2 3,295 lb payload cap.
2014 Salem Hemisphere 282RK 8k lbs loaded, Equal-i-zer WDH, TST 507 TPMS
2018: 24 nights camped
Teamfour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2016, 06:58 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Hugeez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Union, Missouri
Posts: 355
Quote:
Originally Posted by Teamfour View Post
Go to the dollar store and get some Awesome Spray. That is the name. I did the rollup thing and then scrubbed with a brush and 99% of the stains came off. Works great. I would not use bleach.
Thank you for your response. I guess "Awesome" did not have any ill effects on the top side of the awning?
__________________
2018 PUMA 31 BHSS
2017 RAM 2500 LARAMIE 6.4 HEMI 4X4
E2 WDH
Troy, Josie and our 2 K9 co-pilots Breck and Maggie
USN 86-92
9 nights camped so far in 2018
Hugeez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2016, 07:05 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Sterling, VA
Posts: 1,042
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hugeez View Post
Thank you for your response. I guess "Awesome" did not have any ill effects on the top side of the awning?
Not at all. I used it at a 5 parts water to 1 part cleaner. Used full strength on a few hard to clean spots.
__________________
Lee and Anne

2016 F250 2WD CC SB XLT 6.2 3,295 lb payload cap.
2014 Salem Hemisphere 282RK 8k lbs loaded, Equal-i-zer WDH, TST 507 TPMS
2018: 24 nights camped
Teamfour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2016, 12:58 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Boso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 1,198
Awning

I have always used bleach on the vinyl awnings 10 years or so never damaged one. Just don't use on the canvas or better awnings
Boso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2016, 02:10 PM   #6
Head Rambler
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Southwest Alabama
Posts: 6,342
X2 what Boso said. I've also been using Tilex/bleach on vinyl awnings for 10 years and never had a problem.

I'm not saying that Awesome won't clean them, I've just never used it for that.
__________________
Salem 29RKSS Pushing a GMC Sierra 2500HD!
Gotta go campin!
Bama Rambler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2016, 04:05 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
CaptnJohn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Eastern NC
Posts: 3,527
As every vinyl marine shop warns against bleach on boats I don't use it. An article in this month BoatUS magazine on cleaning also suggests not using bleach. It will not hurt the vinyl but will degrade the threads at the seems.
There are many vinyl cleaners available along with mold/ mildew removal products available. I use the same I have used on my boats for over 55 years.
__________________
2019 Montana 3761 FL
2016 F350 diesel
Edgewater 205 EX 150 Yamaha
CaptnJohn is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2016, 04:09 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
mike.t's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Norcal
Posts: 2,044
Eliminate the toughest outdoor RV stains
__________________
2009 Ram 3500 Mega Cab
2018 Wilderness 2450FB

2014 Dodge Durango
"If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem"
mike.t is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2016, 04:20 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Hugeez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Union, Missouri
Posts: 355
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bama Rambler View Post
X2 what Boso said. I've also been using Tilex/bleach on vinyl awnings for 10 years and never had a problem.

I'm not saying that Awesome won't clean them, I've just never used it for that.

Did you spray on the bleach and roll up the awning? I did not get the results I was hoping for with the "awesome" at several different strengths. Looking to try bleach or Tilex next.
__________________
2018 PUMA 31 BHSS
2017 RAM 2500 LARAMIE 6.4 HEMI 4X4
E2 WDH
Troy, Josie and our 2 K9 co-pilots Breck and Maggie
USN 86-92
9 nights camped so far in 2018
Hugeez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2016, 05:02 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
dalspot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 102
We had really good luck with Simple Green. Needed to really spiff up the old sob as it was for sale.
__________________

__________________
2017 Cedar Creek 34RL2
2014 Ford F-350
dalspot is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
awning

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:03 PM.