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Old 09-18-2017, 11:46 PM   #1
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Mildew under awning . . .

What's the best way to remove mildew under the awning. It's getting so that there are microscopic holes in awning near the camper.
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Old 09-19-2017, 06:48 AM   #2
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I used to wash the underside of the awning with a bit of Oxyclean in hot water. Last year I ran out of the generic Oxy Clean and used some RV cleaner I have called Voom. Wow, what an amazing job that stuff does. I clean my awning once a year in the spring.

BTW, never use bleach on it. I used to do that with my old trailer and found it broke down the stitching on the edges over time.
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Old 09-19-2017, 07:06 AM   #3
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I use stuff called Awesome> can be bought at the dollar store> this stuff is "awesome"
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I have used Scrubbing Bubbles in the past with some success, but mildew has not gone completely away.
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From what I can tell, awnings are always wet. The problem is that they get mildew if they are also dirty. I think the long term solution is to wash them (I like Simple Green) any time they've been deployed.
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Any cleaner with bleach in it works fine. Spray it on, roll it up and let it sit for about 10 minutes. You can usually spray most of it off at that point, but you may need to scrub it a little. And no, it won't harm the awning.
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You can prevent mold from recurring on almost any surface with a product called Concrobium. You spray this stuff on a clean, dry surface and let it dry. If prevents new mold growth.

I have looked over the package and do not see any warnings about using on vinyl. It is recommended for use on plastic siding, bathrooms , etc.
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You can prevent mold from recurring on almost any surface with a product called Concrobium. You spray this stuff on a clean, dry surface and let it dry. If prevents new mold growth.

I have looked over the package and do not see any warnings about using on vinyl. It is recommended for use on plastic siding, bathrooms , etc.
Yes, I've heard of this. They actually sell it at WalMart.
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Any cleaner with bleach in it works fine. Spray it on, roll it up and let it sit for about 10 minutes. You can usually spray most of it off at that point, but you may need to scrub it a little. And no, it won't harm the awning.
Ditto. I mix a 20% solution of bleach and water and use a pump sprayer to apply to the underside of the awning. Then roll it up and let it sit for 20 min or so. Open and rinse with the hose. Respray persistent spots and roll back up again. Open and rinse and you will be shocked at how good it looks.

Have used this method after reading about it here on the forum. Have never had any issues with using bleach. Just rinse good and let dry before last roll up.
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Awnings>>Clean, Clean And Clean>>And extract them regular to dry them.
The are some kind of plastic tubes to avoid intrusion of water, around $100 depends on the awning length.
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