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Old 07-06-2014, 07:22 AM   #1
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Washing the underside of the awning

We were camping a few weeks ago and it was raining the last two days there, including the day we left, and the awning was still wet when we rolled it up. Camper was in the shop with a water leak until we picked it up and went camping this weekend. Now I need to clean the underside of the awning with the dried dirt and leaves. Whats the best cleaner to use on the underside of the awning.
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Old 07-06-2014, 07:33 AM   #2
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I spray water on it, spray with black streak remover and then roll up. Let is sit for about 1/2 hour and then open up and spray off and scrub with an "extension" cleaning brush. Gets it pretty clean.
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Old 07-06-2014, 10:11 AM   #3
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Get a Mr. Clean eraser mop and a bucket of water to rinse out the mop head. It does a great job and you can reach all or most of it by having the mop handle. With just a little bit of work it will look like new.

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For the black streaks (I don't know about leaves etc) Buy a large bottle of Tilex at Wally World and a 1 gal hand sprayer (one time purchase on the sprayer). Pour in the Tilex (all of it) and fill with water. Roll out the awning and liberally spray the bottom and then roll up. Wait 15-30 min and unroll and rinse off. If you still have any stubborn streaks coat them and roll up for another 15-30 mins and then unroll and rinse again. Don't forget to rinse the top also.

My old trailer had a bad case of black streaks and it took 2 tries as described and it looked like new. No scrubbing, nothing. I had previously tried the RV Black Streak Remover and that was a waste of money.
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Awesome or simple green works well too. The key is to roll it up and let it soak for 15 min or so and then unroll and scrub.
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Old 07-07-2014, 09:25 AM   #6
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Tilex is no scrub. That's why I like it.
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