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Old 08-27-2018, 04:44 PM   #1
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Vinyl awning stains

I have some very stubborn yellow/brown stains on my vinyl awning. I've tried everything, even probably some stuff I shouldn't have. I even used some heavy duty rubbing compound and that didn't do it either. I've been reading about the La's Totally Awesome. I haven't bought it yet, but do you think it has a chance of removing this kind of stain? I have no idea if it's from organic materials or animal. I'm thinking organic stains. If anyone has a great nuclear option other than replacing it, I'm all ears (eyes).

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Old 08-27-2018, 11:24 PM   #2
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The only thing I can think to recommend is plain old full strength Clorox bleach. I bleached my awing with a sponge mop before camping every summer. Those awning cleaners did nothing to get it bright and clean. The bleach worked wonders, worked fast, and never seemed to hurt the plastic vinyl. Well, it does not eat through the plastic bottle it comes in either. Use at your own risk. However bleach worked wonders for me. I even considered marketing an awning cleaner containing bleach because it worked so well for me. Bleach works on the atomic level, stealing electrons from stains on the fabric. The stain residue might still be there, it will just not have any color to it after it loses its electrons.
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Old 08-28-2018, 09:00 AM   #3
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I've used Tilex (the type with Clorox bleach mixed in) with really good results. I pull the awning as close to the ground as possible, lock it down, apply the Tilex to a rag and start scrubbing. You'll also probably need a step ladder to get the areas closer to the trailer. I'm 6'3" and still need a ladder. You may be able to use one of those extendable windsheild scrubbers/squeegy (sp?) things too.

Word of caution... use latex gloves, safety glasses, and don't get your face too close to the scrubbing. It'll take your breath away. The first time I used this product, I simply sprayed it on the awning and doused myself pretty good in the process. That only had to happen once. After that, I sprayed the product directly on the rag.
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Old 08-28-2018, 09:05 AM   #4
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Any time I have a plastic or rubber material that needs to be vigorously cleaned, I go for Westley's Bleche White. I think the primary purpose is for cleaning the white letters on OWL and RWL tires. But, it works on tons of stuff that need aggressive cleaning. I don't bother with OWL and RWL anymore, but still keep a bottle on my shelf.

The fumes from Bleche White will irritate your eyes, but it's the burning sensation that tells you it's working.

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Old 08-28-2018, 09:07 AM   #5
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Mold Armor from HomeDepot

bleach product removes all kinds of tough stains, including black mold stains...

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