Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-22-2009, 11:56 AM   #1
Rivet Master
 
mustang's Avatar
 
1986 31' Sovereign
Kent , Ohio
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 803
Cleaning Curtains

I want to wash my curtains. I have done this on my 73, and my 71. Both of those had the backing on the curtains. If allowed to dry they stuck together, and they are ruined. I hung them while wet with no problem.

Now I want to clean them on my new to us 1986 soveriegn. These curtains do not have the backing, but I dont want to trash them cuz I want to do the interior at once.

Has anyone cleaned this type of curtain?? Maybe woolite on delicate??
Noo dryer?? hang wet??

Any input/experiences would be great,
__________________

__________________
mustang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2009, 12:30 PM   #2
moderator
Commercial Member
 
Airslide's Avatar

 
2014 23' FB International
Currently Looking...
Wilton , California
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,705
Images: 50
Send a message via Yahoo to Airslide
Quote:
Originally Posted by mustang View Post
I want to wash my curtains. I have done this on my 73, and my 71. Both of those had the backing on the curtains. If allowed to dry they stuck together, and they are ruined. I hung them while wet with no problem.

Now I want to clean them on my new to us 1986 soveriegn. These curtains do not have the backing, but I dont want to trash them cuz I want to do the interior at once.

Has anyone cleaned this type of curtain?? Maybe woolite on delicate??
Noo dryer?? hang wet??

Any input/experiences would be great,

Thats exactly what i did.. Woolite on delicate.. hang dry.. perfect
__________________

__________________
"Old fashioned service on your late model Airstream"

https://www.facebook.com/VinniesNort...ir?ref=tn_tnmn
Airslide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2009, 02:22 PM   #3
3 Rivet Member
 
tinsltootsie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 126
Images: 29
curtains

If they're lined curtains, I've washed them from a 74 on delicate, and hung to dry. They turned out fine. In fact I'm still using them 6 yrs later. (washed several more times, as well! Good luck.
__________________
It's the rivets!!!!!
tinsltootsie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2009, 03:17 PM   #4
2 Rivet Member
 
silverbeauty's Avatar
 
1978 31' Sovereign
Charlottetown , PEI
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 86
Images: 1
I had pretty good luck with my curtains, with exception to one set, which disintegrated in the washer, even though it was on delicate cycle in a clothing bag. It was from the front window, which must have faced the sun most often. I would hand wash anything that looks weaker or thinner on close inspection.
__________________
------------------Melissa ------------------
WBCCI # 9099
PEI, Canada
silverbeauty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2009, 05:25 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
mustang's Avatar
 
1986 31' Sovereign
Kent , Ohio
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 803
I do apreciate the input. That is a good bit of info. and I like the idea of the clothing bag. That would keep the plastic connectors from getting cought in the agitator.

This unit traveled the southern states, and although the windows are tinted dark, there is still considerable fading on the carpet. The drapes still look fine though, and they have shdes also.

My better half is going to start with the bedroom cutains first incase they come apart. I will let you all know how it goes for her.
__________________
mustang is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NEW Curtains! jjonesnc Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 29 07-14-2013 12:43 PM
Curtains Jim Kinsey Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 21 10-20-2007 10:24 PM
Cleaning Curtains Airhog1 Commercial Listings 8 06-02-2007 09:00 PM
Removing Curtains for cleaning? George Jr. Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 6 03-21-2004 03:11 PM
It's Curtains! overlander63 Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 13 09-07-2003 12:08 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.