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Old 07-15-2018, 07:02 PM   #1
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Clean awning underside

How do you keep the underside of your awning clean? Usually scrub mine once a year, itís 3 years old now and getting harder to remove all the stains. Iíve used a variety of cleaners, they all work ok, there just always seems to to be a few tough streaks that I canít remove. I was wondering if anyone has used scotch guard or something like rustoleum never wet? If these products work, the streaks should just hose off. Any ideas?
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Old 07-15-2018, 07:45 PM   #2
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Take 1/4 c of bleach and 1/4 c of dawn in a 1 gal sprayer. Thoroughly wet underside of awning. Roll it up and wait 15 min. Rollback out an rinse with pressure washer. Amazing!
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Old 07-15-2018, 07:53 PM   #3
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Take 1/4 c of bleach and 1/4 c of dawn in a 1 gal sprayer. Thoroughly wet underside of awning. Roll it up and wait 15 min. Rollback out an rinse with pressure washer. Amazing!
This has worked great for my awning. Tip: Wear old clothes, a hat and a pair of glasses/goggles.

For those stubborn stains, I use the Magic-Eraser by Genie......
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Take 1/4 c of bleach and 1/4 c of dawn in a 1 gal sprayer. Thoroughly wet underside of awning. Roll it up and wait 15 min. Rollback out an rinse with pressure washer. Amazing!
will this bleach the top side of the awning? mine is blacks and browns. thank you
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will this bleach the top side of the awning? mine is blacks and browns. thank you
This is what I am afraid of, too. Hopefully, somebody will chime in with good news and not a horror story.

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will this bleach the top side of the awning? mine is blacks and browns. thank you
My opinion is it won't hurt the coloring on vinyl, maybe try in a small spot.
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My opinion is it won't hurt the coloring on vinyl, maybe try in a small spot.
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This is what I think, too, but I would really like to hear from somebody who has tried it.

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I have used chlorine (bleach on three different awning with no problems.
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It's quite diluted. Mine is black and brown too.looks fine to me.btw I used and electric pressure washer from Hf. Did it when I washed and I axed the tt
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I've been using Clorox Outdoor cleaner in a sprayer for 10 years, wet down both sides, roll it up and wait 10 minutes as previously suggested. Also the hat, goggles and old clothes are a very good idea.

The awning is 10 years old and some stains are just not coming off anymore.

Oh well...
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