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Old 09-03-2012, 03:59 PM   #1
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Cleaning canvas ends

Any advice on how to clean the canvas ends? Looks like we have a bit of mold on the top front end (on the outside), but no other evidence of water damage. It's odd!


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Old 09-03-2012, 06:04 PM   #2
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If you have your manual/information package, check it for specific instructions from the manufacturer.

If I remember correctly, our popup said only to wash the tents on the outside with plain water. You do have to be careful as the material can be damaged and then your waterproofing may negatively impacted.

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Old 09-04-2012, 12:27 PM   #3
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I have been meaning to clean mine again but haven't gotten to it yet.

I have used Dawn dish washing soap and water. Make sure to do a good job in rinsing off the canvas when you are done. Also, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser's on stubborn spots.

I have heard of others using anywhere from a mild bleach/water solution to a 50/50 mix of bleach and water. Others have used a Canvas Cleaner.

I need to double-check the instructions before I'd recommend those. Mine are in the packet of material I have and that's at home right now.
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Old 12-08-2014, 01:21 PM   #4
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Did anyone get finality on what is OK to use on the canvas to clean dirt and mold?
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Old 12-09-2014, 02:04 PM   #5
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Generally they all say Oxi clean is ok to use mixed with water

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Old 12-11-2014, 12:13 PM   #6
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Oxiclean does a good job ....

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Old 12-11-2014, 12:21 PM   #7
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I've had success with this:
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Old 12-13-2014, 10:39 PM   #8
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I use a generic version of Tilex and it does a good job. Also works great on the awning.

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Old 01-22-2015, 09:49 PM   #9
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the oxy clean does a really good job. One of our campsites last year had a berry tree on it and needless to say they dropped all over one of the tent ends. I had to spend over an hour scrubbing with the Oxy clean, but it all came out.
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Old 02-20-2015, 08:53 PM   #10
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I used west marine vinyl cleaner. Worked great. It was one of the recommended cleaners

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