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Old 09-19-2016, 05:44 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 09-19-2016, 06:14 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 09-19-2016, 06:58 PM   #3
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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?
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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.
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Old 09-20-2016, 12:58 PM   #5
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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
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Old 09-20-2016, 02:10 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 09-20-2016, 04:05 PM   #7
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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.
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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.
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We had really good luck with Simple Green. Needed to really spiff up the old sob as it was for sale.
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