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Old 08-28-2014, 08:58 AM   #1
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How to clean tent ends?

Didn't want to destroy my tent ends! What to use to clean dirt and sap off them?
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Old 08-28-2014, 09:51 PM   #2
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With the owner's manual, there should be paperwork from the canvas manufacturer, with suggested cleaners.
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Didn't want to destroy my tent ends! What to use to clean dirt and sap off them?
It is not very easy to get the sap and stains off as there is not a lot of force can you put on the tenting. it keeps shying away from your pressure.

I think most makers recommend a mild soap mixture.
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When I had my hybrid I never cleaned the tents b/c I always kept them covered with reflective blankets when open. If you have mildew the only thing I found to work is a mix of bleach and water. The mildew remover stuff is useless IMO.
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Oxyclean is what works best for me. Recommended by the manufacturer.
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I too like to keep the ends covered to keep clean. I camp in a place with lots of pine trees every July and they just drip sap. That stuff is hard to get off so I try to keep it covered. Gonna look into those Gizmo things this year.

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There are lots of different cleaners people will recommend. It's basically trial and error from my experience. Whatever you try, don't use any harsh chemicals at full strength. That's a sure-fire way to ruin your tenting.

I agree that not much works on the mildew stains. We had no success cleaning mildew spots off of the inside of our bunk ends when we had a popup.

You can go to the popup portal forums for a lot of recommendations. There are a lot of recommendations.
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How to clean tent ends?

Zwicker, I've used both of these on the tent roof (the vinyl not the canvas).
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Thanks itat! Where abouts are you? Just said Gta. I'm in Hampton.
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