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Old 04-18-2012, 06:18 PM   #1
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Please can someone help me We bought a 23ss roo in November It has been in storage all winter We just opened the awning for the first time never opened it when we bought the roo because it was raining
We tried B E S T awning cleaner and it did remove most of the mildew But there are brown sopts large and lots of them Can someone help We dont know what to use The top of the awning looks fantastic it is the white underside that is horrible. Thanks so much for any suggestions
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:56 PM   #2
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Please can someone help me We bought a 23ss roo in November It has been in storage all winter We just opened the awning for the first time never opened it when we bought the roo because it was raining
We tried B E S T awning cleaner and it did remove most of the mildew But there are brown sopts large and lots of them Can someone help We dont know what to use The top of the awning looks fantastic it is the white underside that is horrible. Thanks so much for any suggestions
We use tilex,mold& mildew. It's a great product and the least expensive. It does a much better job then products made just for the awning. You wet the awning down first. Then spray with tilex, and roll the awning up for about 15 minutes or so. Unroll and brush awning down with a soft bristle broom. Then rinse with water and you'll see how clean it is. This is all we use for the awning since we purchased our tt, and we love it! Good luck and have fun camping in your new tt this summer!
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:45 PM   #3
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whenever the awning gets wet it needs to be rolled out to dry .
even if its rolled up moisture and water get between the layers of fabric and will mold.

ours sits in side during the winter in a unheated building and in the spring I have to leave it rolled out till we get it out . You wouldn't believe the moisture in it even inside .

during the summer if it rains during the day I unroll it to air dry and roll back up .

I know this wasn't a solutions to cleaning but may be a solution to keep it cleaner !
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:40 AM   #4
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We are new RV ers and I appreciate you taking the time to help Hopefully someone will have a cleaning idea It really looks awful and we havent even used it yet Thanks again
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:37 PM   #5
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a concentration of bleach and water should do the trick .
Oh and lots of elbow grease .
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:09 PM   #6
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My suggestion is to not assume that the brown spots are the result of mold or mildew. Instead, investigate the possibility of mineral deposits, tannin stains, etc. Perhaps try some vinegar, lemon juice, diluted ammonia and so forth. Give it some time to work and remember the bit about the small, inconspicuous area.
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Old 04-21-2012, 01:30 AM   #7
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I found this in the dometic manual
Mildew does not form on the fabric itself, but on
the accumulated dust, dirt and grime. Periodically
clean vinyl or woven acrylic fabric using a
mixture of 1/4 cup of dish soap and 1/4 cup of
bleach mixed with 5 gallons of warm water. Liberally
slosh the mixture on the top of the fabric and
roll the awning up for 5 minutes. This will apply
the mixture to the bottom as well. Roll it back out
and hose off with fresh water. Repeat if necessary.
Allow to dry before rolling up.

I hope this helps
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I pre-treat with white vinagar sprayed on to kill the bacteria and mold; rinse; then clean with Wesley's Bleche Wite sprayed on a swifter pad.

Roll it up; wait 15 minutes; then unroll; hose down with water and let dry.

This works for me and my awnings look great.

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Herk, your awning probably never got the chance to get a brown spot.
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:16 PM   #10
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Yes we did try this method and it removed all the black mildew but the
brown spots are horrible Thanks
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