Awning cleaner

Submitted: Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 13:34
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I very seldom recommend products through web sites as people think that you may have something to do with it, but this one I want to share with others.

Unfortunately, I have to store my Jayco pop-top outside in the weather which causes problems with fiberglass fading and mould getting in with the rain water to stain the vans awning. I have used hot soapy water with brushes, magic wipes and lots of elbow grease to get rid of those stains but they just kept coming back.

The other day I was at Bunnings looking for something to clean a canvas awning on the house that had got really dirty from being in the shade for years. I came across a product called 30 second, an outdoor mould cleaner for brickwork, canvas awning, pavers really most exterior surfaces and thought that I would give it a try. Well it worked treat, i left it on the awning for the maximum recommended of 15 minutes then housed it off and the awning came up like new. Better still where the cleaner had dripped on the pavers they too looked great compared to those around them that had not been touched. I ended up doing them all and again they looked like they had just been laid.

My wife suggested that I try it on the caravan awning as she knows how frustrated we both get when we look up at a dirty ceiling when camping. Using a spay container and a dust pan broom I did the whole underside and the results were just amazing. Everything went white again and the residual was easily washed off with the hose. I even did the sides of the van and got ride of little black smudges that had been there for ages and that no polish would remove.

I ended up buying a 5 litre bottle of concentrate which males up 10 litres of cleaner. A much cheaper way to buy it.

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Reply By: Hunter Gatherer - Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 13:45

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 13:45
Thank you for sharing this, I have been looking for a product such as this for the awning and marks on my Jaco. Will be purchasing some today.
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Follow Up By: Member - Patrick (QLD) - Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 13:58

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 13:58
Happy that my feedback is of help to you. Make sure that you get the Outdoor Cleaner as they do have an indoor one as well. It only has '30 SECONDS" on the label with no other brand names. Blue and white diagonal label.
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Reply By: Meridith D - Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 15:35

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 15:35
I use 30 seconds around the house a lot. A friend used it on her weatherboard house on a large south facing wall that was covered in mould and looked like it needed a repaint. After using 30 seconds, it looked like brand new!

I also have used it regularly on horse floats. Unfortunately I could never park mine under cover so the roof would get particularly scummy and the walls would get filthy from horses snotting on them when tied up. 30 seconds always brought the float back to sparkly shiny again!

BTW, I think it's 90% bleach, so wear old clothes when spraying it around and hosing off.
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Follow Up By: Member - Patrick (QLD) - Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 15:47

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 15:47
The active constituent is 50g/l Sodium Hypochlorite. 500mls of concentrate mixes with 500mls of water for one litre. Bunnings sell the ready to go 1 litre spray pack for $10.99 but the 5 litre concentrate is $22.90, a much better deal.

And yes...where old clothes as it is strong and don't leave it on any more than 15 minutes.
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Reply By: Caravan & RV World - Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 15:37

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 15:37
Thank you for sharing this!

We have tried and tested a number of products. We sell dozens of bottles of Camco awning cleaner. It strips it of mould and mildew but does not perish the vinyl which is a common issue with industrial cleaners.

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Follow Up By: Member - john y - Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 20:50

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 20:50
We too use the camco awning cleaner and can recommend it. Nice to find a product that does what it claims.
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Reply By: Cruiser .- Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 16:17

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 16:17
I use Canopy & Tautline Cleaner made by Chemtec
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Reply By: Sigmund - Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 16:27

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 16:27
Proofed canvas awning? check it doesn't destroy the proofing or ensure you're prepared to reproof.
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