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Old 08-18-2005, 06:27 PM   #1
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Dry Cleaning CCD Cushion Covers

I have a 2004 22' International CCD.

My wife took the dinette seat cushion covers to the dry cleaners to get them cleaned. But even though the tag said "Dry Clean Only", the Dry Cleaner lady was apprehensive about cleaning them and gave them back. The tag also said it was a 100% Resin Treated Polyester Fiber Batting and she was afraid that this resin treatment would be destroyed by the cleaning chemicals.

The cover vendor is DESIGN TIME, 65195 Firethorn Drive, Goshen, IN 46526.

Has anyone with these CCD cushion covers (blue, orange, green, yellow) had them dry cleaned yet?
Is it safe to Dry Clean these cushion covers? Will the resin coating remain intact during the dry cleaning process?

Thanks!
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Old 08-19-2005, 01:15 PM   #2
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Has any CCD owners dry cleaned their cushion covers yet?
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Old 08-19-2005, 02:23 PM   #3
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You are asking a question that I am also eager to hear the answer to since we bought the trailer 'used'. I sorry I don't have an answer for you.
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Old 08-19-2005, 02:23 PM   #4
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We have not tried to clean our covers yet, and to prolong doing that, we try to cover the seats with some sheets or towels, especially if we are hot, sweaty, and stinky, to try and protect the upholstery.

If we are entertaining guests, off come the sheets.

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Old 08-19-2005, 02:36 PM   #5
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Hello...I own a Dry Cleaners and without seeing them it's a hard call. I'm not sure if what you are talking about are slip covers or the actual cushion and covers. If they do say Dry Clean only I would suggest you tell your cleaner to clean them on a short cycle, this will help with shrinkage and the amount of heat applied durring the cleaning process. Most cleaners will clean them if you sign a release. Dry cleaning fluid called Perc, is the same consistancy as gasoline basically and made to break up oily residue from body, food ect. It will melt the soles off your shoes. This is why your cleaners does not want to take responsibility if something should happen to your cushions and the resin coating. If you can't find someone to clean them I would suggest cleaning them in a cold water delicate cycle with light agitation and hanging them to dry. Prespot them before sending them through the cycle with a toothbrush...do not rub to hard as you may loose color. Hope this helps!
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Why don't you try contacting the manufactuers. Simple phone call could solve any possible problems.

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Old 08-19-2005, 04:33 PM   #7
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Why don't you try contacting the manufactuers. Simple phone call could solve any possible problems.

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I've called the manufacturer, repeatedly - No answer!

I've e-mailed Airstream's Tech Support - No response.

I've posted this on Airstream's Forum as well - No responses.

I wish it was a simple as you suggest.
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Sorry to say, our solution was to re-upholster upon purchase...

Our "life raft" orange cushions were dirty on delivery but my wife wanted them changed out anyway.

Good luck Bob.
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Old 08-20-2005, 06:33 AM   #9
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Hi Jay,

Will you ever dry clean the dirty Orange covers, say for resale, or something?

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Bob,

When the seamstress made the new covers for us, she used the old covers for patterns and reused the zippers and hold-down tabs/snaps so, no, we won't be able to reuse them... I think they got tossed even.

BTW, the print patterns show dirt a whole lot less than the originals. As I mentioned before, our dinette cushions were "dirty" on delivery. Uff da.

Can't say it was cheap to replace, though. I think it took something like 6 or 7 yards of fabric to do the dinette.
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Stanley Steamer?

I have older cushions for two gauchos, which I saved from a trailer my son-in-law parted out. The fabric is in nice condition except that it is heavily soiled. I'm thinking of having Stanley Steamer clean them next time I have them to the house for carpet and upholstery cleaning.
As for the "dry clean only" tag, here is an excerpt from an article on cleaning interior boat cushions:

"I have spoken with fabric manufacturers that have labeled their material DRY CLEAN ONLY just to find out that the reason is to keep the owner from throwing the cleaned item in the dryer, which distorts or shrinks many fabrics"

Source: http://www.sailnet.com/collections/g...and%20Cushions
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Old 09-02-2005, 03:07 PM   #12
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OK, here's the gouge directly from Airstream Customer Service for my 22' CCD cushion covers (also for 25' and 28'). After discussing this issue with the manufacturer, here is what they mailed me:

http://www.cryptoncare.com/images/se...Procedures.pdf

Refer to this website:

http://www.cryptoncare.com

Most of their cleaning products are large volume and pricy, but they do offer a free sample kit. That might be enough for me. I'll fill out the online application form and try it out.

Also, Walmart's Auto Center offers a number of similar upholstrery cleaners for alot cheaper. Time to experiment.

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Today we dry cleaned some SOB cushion covers and to get them back on the foam cushion easily we covered the cushion with the poly or a dry cleaning bag..They are open ended on either side and made the job a snap.
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Cleaning the white bed spread of a CCD?

Has anyone out there had experience washing the white bed spread from a CCD? After weeks in the desert my white spread is more of a "ring around the collar" white. This disturbs me.

Any information would be much appreciated. Thankx
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