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Old 06-01-2006, 07:40 PM   #15
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I just got around to fixing my bent awning tube

I tryed to fix on traler but could not so I removed the tube and straighten it.It was hard to bend on the trailer.It is a lot better now I think I may tighten it up in a few days about two or so rounds.

Does anyone know when stripping the clear coat off a trailer it it will hurt the awning and what they do about the awnings

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Old 06-01-2006, 09:56 PM   #16
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A Little Secret

Hey Gang,

With all this talk of awnings, there is a little known trick to keep those awning springs in top shape and delay the on-set of rust. Rusted springs are the major reason for spring failure in roll-up style awnings. When ever you get a new awning or replace a worn spring, coat the spring with a waterproof grease, silicone spray, battery terminal sealer or DuPont Dry Teflon lube (the best IMHO).

This will effectively seal the spring against water intrusion and rust and will make it last far longer than a bare spring!
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Old 06-01-2006, 10:09 PM   #17
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Not to get off the subject..

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I tryed to fix on traler but could not so I removed the tube and straighten it.It was hard to bend on the trailer.It is a lot better now I think I may tighten it up in a few days about two or so rounds.

Does anyone know when stripping the clear coat off a trailer it it will hurt the awning and what they do about the awnings

Billy
Billy, the norm for stripping is to remove the awning completely but..I'd venture a guess and, say that' just doesn't happen often..You can leave it on, just be careful when you apply the stripper~Work slowly and have a clean rag handy for quick rescue..
Let me add this, just in case someone reading this mis understands..
I wouldn't advise stripping the metal cover part of the awning itself..
Sounds like you're about to go for it...
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