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Old 09-17-2016, 09:26 AM   #1
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Tree Sap Removal from Awning

My wife and I parked parked our Sport 16 under a pine tree for three days and the tree dripped sap all over our awning, covering the majority of the awning. To clean it, what worked best for me was to spray the entire awning with Super Clean Tough Task Cleaner-Degreaser. It comes in a spray bottle and I bought it at Wal Mart. I scrubbed it in with a stiff bristle brush on a mop handle. I applied it two or three times and kept the awning wet. This dissolved all the sap. Then I scrubbed in a heavy amount of Dawn dish detergent diluted with water. I applied this two or three times and kept it wet. The Dawn got rid of all the black strains left by the sap. I kept everything wet and gave the Super Clean and Dawn time to work into the fabric. After I rinsed the awning, all the sap and stains were gone. I tackled this job two weeks after the sap dripped on the awning. Be sure to continually rinse the side of the trailer, too. I don't know what the Super Clean would do to the aluminum, but I never gave the over spray a chance to dry.
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Old 09-17-2016, 12:35 PM   #2
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Glad that worked for you! Catching the deposits early has a lot to do with minimizing potential damage..

Thanks for the tips!

Oh.. I had some on our AS which i used "Lemon Oil" polish on... worked well on aluminum, but I wet everything first with Dawn, then used the Lemon Oil.. that way minimized potential stain of fabric... Just put some of the Lemon Oil on a disposable cloth and work small areas...

Maybe the type of sap I had worked well with the Lemon Oil..
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Old 09-17-2016, 02:28 PM   #3
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My wife and I parked parked our Sport 16 under a pine tree for three days and the tree dripped sap all over our awning, covering the majority of the awning. To clean it, what worked best for me was to spray the entire awning with Super Clean Tough Task Cleaner-Degreaser. It comes in a spray bottle and I bought it at Wal Mart. I scrubbed it in with a stiff bristle brush on a mop handle. I applied it two or three times and kept the awning wet. This dissolved all the sap. Then I scrubbed in a heavy amount of Dawn dish detergent diluted with water. I applied this two or three times and kept it wet. The Dawn got rid of all the black strains left by the sap. I kept everything wet and gave the Super Clean and Dawn time to work into the fabric. After I rinsed the awning, all the sap and stains were gone. I tackled this job two weeks after the sap dripped on the awning. Be sure to continually rinse the side of the trailer, too. I don't know what the Super Clean would do to the aluminum, but I never gave the over spray a chance to dry.
Good consumer alert. Thank you
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I parked under a pine 3 days also recently and had sap all over my awning. I scrubbed the spots with a tooth brush and WD-40 and then cleaned the area with Blue Corral upholstery cleaner from Walmart. The sap came out.
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Sunbrella offers a number of how to clean instructions for various substances:

https://www.sunbrella.com/en-us/how-to-clean

A chart form:

http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/cheap...recleaning.pdf

Turpentine is recommended, followed by the same liquid dishwashing soap (Dawn) treatment.
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Our dogs get pine sap on their feet (and elsewhere) all the time. I looked around for an easy solution and one day stumbled across this - vegetable oil.

Tried it and it worked like magic. Just rub a little on the sap and it breaks down the tack of the sap. Then it all just easily washes away with soap and water. I particularly like using this on the dogs because I don't have to worry about them licking some awful chemical off of themselves (ie. turpentine). I use this on myself, too - hands, clothes. I imagine it would also work on the awning problem, or sap on the side of the AS.
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