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Old 06-20-2003, 08:17 PM   #1
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Remove Dirt Stains?

I totally removed my awning. The first part of the awning near the trailer was a rubber section that trapped in years of dirt.

So when I removed the awning it left dirt stains just under the awning rail on the trailer.

I have not polished it yet, but I prefer to get these stains off so I don't look like a total loser when we camp this season.

Standard car wash detergent and citra-strip did not work on it.

Any ideas?
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Greetings Tim!

I suspect that what you are seeing is actually more than just dirt or stains. What I suspect that you are seeing is more likely corrossion, oxidation, or "tarnish". The constant contact with the awning fabric (and the moisture that it may have trapped next to the skin) likely abraded away all of the plasticoat which opened the road for oxidation to begin - - this was a problem with my Overlander when the original A & E Travel Awn 5000 was removed three years ago. If what you are seeing is oxidation, then polishing is about all that will remove the discoloration - - the question becomes one of which will be more obvious - - the current oxidation or polishing to remove the oxidation that might create a brighter/glossier finish than that of the surrounding skin.

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Thanks Kevin,

That is kind of what I thought. I guess I will have to get polishing sooner than later
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