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Old 10-25-2020, 06:04 PM   #1
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Repairing Awning Coating

My awning is only about 3 year old. The coating on the awning fabric is deteriorating. It is a black awning and the white threads are starting to show through. Thought about using a "rubber spray coating" such as Flex Seal but don't know how flexible this might be. Searched the forum and can't come up with anything. Thanks
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My awning is only about 3 year old. The coating on the awning fabric is deteriorating. It is a black awning and the white threads are starting to show through. Thought about using a "rubber spray coating" such as Flex Seal but don't know how flexible this might be. Searched the forum and can't come up with anything. Thanks
Never heard of anything for that type of issue.
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Our white awning is showing it's age in places also. The thread is fraying up near the roof, and the vinyl is starting to crack on the valance seams at the ends, and the only alternative I know of is replacement fabric, which it'll get in the late spring. We're going to order it through Tough Tops when the time comes.
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I replaced my main awning with a Tough Tops replacement. I am very happy with it so far.
It has no seams on the edges so less apt to fray. It is heavy solid material, no layers bonded together and must have some mildew resistant additive because it has shown zero mildew on it even with putting it up wet a number of times.
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I replaced one of my original Care Free toppers a couple years back with one from Tough Tops. It looked very good and has so far proved durable. My negative comment is that it seems to hold onto “grime” more stubbornly than the originals.
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Go to a woven acrylic they last a long time.

Any product you spray or paint on will fail and could set up and prevent awning from opening.
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I don't know about the whole awning, but I paint the very rolled up top part with an exterior acrylic latex when it starts looking poorly. Worked in the past and just did it on my 2016 23MRB.
Zoom in to see.
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What brand of paint are you using. Are you spraying or brushing it on? My 2017 23MRB says use the same thing! Thanks.
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I also initially thought about fixing my awning. Unfortunately, It was not successful. I finally found the SunWave fabric and decided to replace it myself. They're pretty good so far.
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What brand of paint are you using. Are you spraying or brushing it on? My 2017 23MRB says use the same thing! Thanks.
Any good exterior vinyl acrylic will work. I use whats in pic. Local paint store.
I brush on, use blue tape for straight line, two coats.
Had great success with last tt that I had for 13yrs. Be sure to prep good, it's 98% of a good job. Do as much of the "exposed" awning as you like. If you zoom my pic you'll see I just did where it starts to roll over. I extended just enough so I had a flat surface to work on.

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