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Cleaning show tent


#1

I have a Light Dome that is several years old and has never been
cleaned. The side panels got scuzzy after being put away damp. I
thought that before I embark on cleaning, I’d ask if there is any
wisdom on the subject. Can I put them in the washer? I’d rather not
set up the tent in order to scrub them-- I could lay them out in the
yard, I suppose. Anyone have a sense of the best detergent to use?

Thanks for any help!
Noel


#2

is the scuzz mildew? Because if it is, you might want to go straight
to something strong like an oxygen bleach paste or peroxide- even
then i’m not sure mildew stains ever come out. I’d probably see if I
could get just a small area clean before wasting too much time on
the project.

Hope
NSW AU
http://taueret.typepad.com


#3

I suggest you call the manufacturer - used to write a boat care
column and it taught me caution in cleaning.

Louise
www.jewelryspectrum.com


#4
Anyone have a sense of the best detergent to use? 

I would use OxyClean, lay the pieces out in the yard. Also, you can
use the green cleaning product in a spray bottle from Costco.

Oh, or you could take them to a carwash, the DIY kind, and lay a
tarp down first.

Elaine
http://www.CreativeTextureTools.com


#5
Can I put them in the washer? I'd rather not set up the tent in
order to scrub them 

I haven’t had good luck with putting sidewalls in the washer. Since
they are waterproof the retain air and float to the top. I usually
bite the bullet and set up my tent. Then use laundry detergent and
an RV size car wash brush that extends out to scrub down the tent and
side walls. Then let it dry in the sun.

Rick Copeland
Silversmith and Lapidary Artisan
rockymountainwonders.com


#6

Noel,

If the problem is mildew I have had excellent results with a product
calledmoldzyme. It is non toxic and it really works. You spray it
on-it comes dry but you just add water-and let it sit a few minutes
then wipe it off or use a brush if it is a porous surface. I had
black mildew on a bathroom window frame that a renter had neglected.
It was solidly coated with mildew and I was afraid it was beyond
help. Moldzyme took it right off with very little scrubbing. I was
amazed! No stinky chemicals either.

Victoria Woollen-Danner


#7

I have seen the bottles that attach to your garden hose, you wash
your windows or cars with. You fill them with soap and they lightly
power wash the side of your tent, car windows, sidewalls, etc. This
works pretty well. try it tell me how it turned out for you.

Heidi


#8

Noel- you really need to set up the unit and use a car wash solution
on the top and sides. An extension mop you might use on your car will
do a decent job.


#9
you really need to set up the unit and use a car wash solution on
the top and sides. An extension mop you might use on your car will
do a decent job. 

Exactly what I did after a recent wet/muddy show. The tent hadn’t
been cleaned for years. It now looks like new.

Jerry