Well.......The Zip Dee awning was opened for the first time yesterday since getting 'Flash' home. I thought the tattered piece of canvas hanging down at the middle was a tattered piece of the awning, but it turned out to be the pull out strap! One small tug and it disintegrated in my hand! I was worried, so I tied nylon cord to each side and carefully pulled the frame out. Low and behold a perfectly preserved Zip Dee awning! Original Brown and White stripped. Beautiful-with one major problem. The white is no longer really white. More of a dark brown stripe with a lighter brown stripe!
And so the cleaning started. I used Zepp high traffic carpet and upholstrey cleaning solution, applied with a soft brush on an extension pole. Once, twice, three times I applied and rinsed. Still not the crisp white I had hoped to see. A little better, but not great. Has anyone in the community been able to bring the brightness back out on a 25 year old awning? If you have I'd love to know how! Eric