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Old 08-24-2008, 08:42 AM   #1
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What's best to clean pop-out tent stains?

I have some mildew/dirt/rust stains on the tent part of a 25bh. What do you think is a good product or method to clean up the pop out section? I can't tell if this tent section is acrylic, nylon or what material. Any idea what the tent section of a 2004 rockwood roo is made out of?


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Old 08-24-2008, 10:27 PM   #2
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Thats a tricky one i say bleach on mildew but watch out for color fastness if thats even a word lol or try clorox clean up i have used it on my awning with no problem kills the crap out of mildew Rust may be a problem i dont know what to use on that .Dirt good soap and water and a light bristle brush should do the trick for the most part, but dont forget to rewaterproof it and to further stop mildew you should make sure it is dry before you fold it up.Sorry if this is not much help but i dont want you to do anything to damage your camper

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Old 08-25-2008, 05:04 AM   #3
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Two out of the three cleaning methods are good for mildew and dirt as mentioned above, but rust is a problem. Depends on how long it has been there. Rust has a tendency to embed it self in fabric and makes a permanent stain.
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Old 08-25-2008, 06:16 AM   #4
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We've used Whink to remove rust stains. It works really well. I'm sure the tent ends are colorfast so it should be safe to use. I'd test it first just to be sure. Tilex mold & mildew works well on mold and mildew. I use it on my awning.
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Old 09-01-2008, 12:10 PM   #5
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Thanks for the suggetions! We finished detailing our new (used) Roo and I tried out Bissel Fiber Cleansing formula diluted it 1:4 and sprayed it onto the inside tent section with a spray bottle in one hand and the wet/dry vac in the other. It worked well. I also cleaned any upholstery that couldn't be removed and put in the washing machine. Small rust stains remain and will be ignored. I also steam cleaned the carpet by the bunks and was pretty surprised to pour out 3 filthy loads of rinse water. This job probably removed 10 pounds of weight in dirt.
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