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Old 08-30-2016, 11:06 PM   #1
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I used Oxi-Clean on the canvas window of our 2015 roo and it now leaks. Any suggestions on how to waterproof the canvas again?


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Old 08-31-2016, 12:00 AM   #2
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Not sure but 3M probably makes something for it.
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Old 08-31-2016, 06:13 AM   #3
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The window itself I'm guessing did not become porous, can you give more details on the leak?

We have gotten water on the mattress when we put her away wet, I assumed water pooled up and rolled in through the zippers.

Can you tell if the water is leaking through a seam, or zipper? And are you certain you're not seeing condensation?

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Old 08-31-2016, 07:53 AM   #4
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It is only coming in through the spot we cleaned with the oxi-clean. It is about 8 inches in diameter on the canvas part that covers one of the screens. When we test the area with a spray bottle the water saturates the canvas and comes through. Other areas of the canvas the water just beads up.


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Old 08-31-2016, 08:13 AM   #6
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Go to a marine store, look at the 3M products. Good cleaner and waterproofing for canvas. Then only use the 3M cleaner from now on.
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Old 08-31-2016, 08:21 AM   #7
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Yes I am also going to call the company. The tags for the canvas say to use the Oxi-Clean if a stain doesn't come off with soap and water!


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Old 08-31-2016, 09:11 AM   #8
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Okay progress! I called TJ-Snuggles and they let me know not to use anything but soap and water to clean the canvas areas of the bunk ends! Use the Oxi-Clean on the vinyl parts of the bunks only! The tag they give you is a little misleading.

Any cleaner or anything else that takes the waterproofing out of the canvas parts of the tent ends needs to be rinsed thoroughly and dried. Then you are to use ScotchGard in the green can for canvas.

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Thanks for the followup!
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Old 08-31-2016, 01:49 PM   #10
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Waterproofing

Had the same thing happen when I used Oxi-clean on my 2016 Shamrock 19 window. I called TJ Snuggles also and they said to use Regular Scotchguard. They also said they need to revise their instructions! Oxi-clean bleaches our tan window fabric and causes seepage. I cleaned the area with "mild" baby safe soap called Deft and water. I let dry, then sprayed the Scotchguard from at least 12" away in thin layers. I did inside first with all of the other window open and fans on high. It still set the Carbon Monixide detector off and I felt a little high! Be careful! Once that dried, I sprayed the outside of the window. It worked! No leaks or seepage at all now. I still have a little area that I can tell is there from the Oxi-clean bleaching a white spot, but the window is waterproof again. Bottom line, use a super mild soap and water mixture for cleaning and TJ Snuggles approves Regular Scotchguard for the fabric Windows.
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