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Old 09-07-2015, 08:08 PM   #31
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Bow to Stern protectant was mentioned a few times in this tread and was wondering if those who used it can still recommend it? I am considering making the switch. I believe that it can also be used on the awning as well as other surfaces. Thanks, Bob
I'm on my second bottle. Trailer still looks new. Like it. To each his (or her) own but I wanted something shiny rather than the matte finish folks tended to encounter with 303.

PS- I want to prevent fading of my scarlet red graphics and use Armorall UV Protectant Gel on the graphics. Goes on like a gel, next day its dry and I buff it shiny with a cotton towel. I've been using it for years on my spa cover that's in the sun all day and it still looks new.
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Old 09-07-2015, 08:59 PM   #32
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Bow to Stern protectant was mentioned a few times in this tread and was wondering if those who used it can still recommend it? I am considering making the switch. I believe that it can also be used on the awning as well as other surfaces. Thanks, Bob
Hi Bob, I use 303 on my old roadster as it protects all interior vinyl from sun when top is down and rubber and vinyl moldings on exterior.

The gel I will wax, 303 trim only.

I like it and plan on using on my new trailer as well. It was recommended to me by a bunch of guys that do detailing on private planes.
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Old 05-21-2016, 06:16 PM   #33
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Ok, I've got a good coat of wax on the gel-coat and it looks great. I've got some Aerospace 303 protectant for all plastic parts, and I bought the Aerospace 303 Fabric Guard for the awning. When I read the label for the Fabric Guard it warns,"Do Not Use On Vinyl, Clear Vinyl, etc."
I know some folks have used the Protectant on their awning and others have used the Fabric Guard on their awnings. What is the experience of those who have used the Fabric Guard on the awning? Is Fabric Guard the correct choice for the awning or should I use the Protectant?
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Old 05-21-2016, 06:30 PM   #34
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Steve, I have used both on the awning. I'm not really sure how much difference there is - or it they just make more labels to sell more.
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I checked Carefree web site for their maintenance recommendation and came up blank.
The tag on the awning itself says soap and water and a soft brush.
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Old 05-21-2016, 08:38 PM   #36
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I have called Carefree and their customer support echoed what is written on the label. Only use soap and water. My issue was with pine pitch on the awning.
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Eric, Glenn, and Paul,

Thank-You very much! That makes it easy!
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In my experience with it, the 303 really helps the awning stay cleaner and I think I helps prevent UV degradation over time. YMMV
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In my experience with it, the 303 really helps the awning stay cleaner and I think I helps prevent UV degradation over time. YMMV
The problem is that we don't have a control group in this study.
You might have to buy two 21's and do a proper examination.

One needs to know how the awning was used, under what conditions and how long it was deployed and stored.

My awning is almost 8 years old and looks pretty decent, but it's not pristine. I used Scrubbing Bubbles on it once but rinsed it immediately and thoroughly. I was worried the stitches would be eaten, like my t-shirt was.

I'm wary of applying anything since Carefree says 'mild soap and water'.
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Glenn - sounds like you have a great science project lined up!
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