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Old 10-04-2016, 07:11 AM   #11
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When we bought our current trailer our dealer recommended something called Voom. Doesn't eat wax and is safe for all surfaces in and on the RV, yadda, yadda, yadda. Being that I never heard of it I was skeptical. Since I got a decent discount on anything I bought that day I thought why not? It works fine for general cleaning.

I never used it on the awning until this past summer. I always thought the scrub method was best, but I ran out of OxyClean and didn't have time to get more. Wow! This stuff worked great, NO SCRUBBING! A little bit in a gallon of hot water and a wand with terry cloth head and all the stains and mildew came right off.

I will never use anything else to clean the awning with. After our last trip I'll be cleaning the roof with it too.


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Old 10-04-2016, 06:30 PM   #12
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Voom sounds interesting. Of course, Borax is less expensive...

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Old 10-04-2016, 08:43 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by wanderlust View Post
I love it... lol.
Haha... Kinda funny how everyone has different ideas about the same thing.

Just to clear up any question about using a bleach solution to clean your dometic awning, Here's a page out of the dometic awning manual.

From what they say, you should not use borax, or any mildew or mold cleaner at all.

Call me crazy but l'll stick with the bleach water solution.

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Old 10-04-2016, 08:52 PM   #14
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Darn you for confusing me even more!!!
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Old 10-07-2016, 11:18 AM   #15
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But really, both are right. Although it says to use bleach, it also says that bleach will degrade the vinyl if left on too long. Borax , although not used as much now, was often a base ingredient in many laundry and other soaps, and is now mostly sold as a laundry booster. So when the instructions say to add soap, that could easily include borax. It does have antifungal properties, so using it on mildew would make a lot of sense. Since it is a lot safer to use than chlorine bleach, I am definitely going to try it next time!
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Old 10-07-2016, 12:27 PM   #16
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I use spray 9 which does a great job. I once rolled up my awning when it was wet and forgot to open it back up to dry when I got home. On our next trip a couple weeks later there were black streaks on the awning that would not come off with soapy water and a scrub brush. I then took Spray 9 and bingo it cleaned up like new. It is now my go to product for everything from the roof to black streaks on the sides of the TT and awning. A great product.
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Old 10-07-2016, 08:35 PM   #17
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Underside of awning---Mr.Clean Magic erasers. Works wonders.
Topside of awning---Dawn/water/bleach mix. Apply with a tank sprayer. Adjust angle of awning so it runs off one side while you gently scrub it.

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