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Old 05-01-2011, 07:30 AM   #1
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Awning fabric rejuvenating

The awning fabric on my new "vintage" camper (1988 Gypsy) is in good shape for its age, but is a bit "crispy".
Has anyone discovered any way to paint it with a resin or something that would rejuvenate it, before it gets torn or rotten?
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Old 05-01-2011, 10:52 AM   #2
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I took my awning off last year and gave it a real good cleaning and then put some 303 Aerospace Protection on it. It seemed to give it new life and so far has lasted really well - dirt wipes right off the awning.
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Looks interesting. Thanks.
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Old 05-16-2011, 12:58 AM   #4
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[QUOTE="Carol H"]I took my awning off last year and gave it a real good cleaning and then put some 303 Aerospace Protection on it. It seemed to give it new life and so far has lasted really well - dirt wipes right off the awning.[/QU


Good job carol 303 protectant is the best!
A million times better than Armourall !!!
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Thanks so much for asking this question. Mr. 2yax and I were just talking about Li'l Scamp's awning. We've used 303 on our kayaks and were wondering about its usefulness on Li'l Scamp's awning. So, I reckon we'll give it a shot before next trip on Memorial Day. Hope yours turns out well, too.
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Glad it worked for you. You can thank the folks at MaxxiFan as they where the ones who sent me a sample to use. As far as how long it will standing up, I put it on mine very early last spring and did lots of camping in the rain last summer. This Easter I was out camping and packed my awning away very very wet and forgot all about it. Pulled the awning out at a meet this week-end and the water dumped out on me and mildew was already on the awning. Got home and used a car washing brush and gave it a light brush over and quick rinse and it all came off. Now drying off.
Think I will apply another coat this year just to be sure.
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Good job Carol, An Automotive upholstery person I know said never use Armorall ! He swears by Protectant 303 or good old fashion soap and water!!
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