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yaho



Member Since: 26 Nov 2008
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Poland 2007 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 SW Keswick Green
Roof tent mold

Hello,
I have made mistake leaving my roof tent installed during wintertime. Now I have mold problem.
Is there any safe way of cleaning it which will not compromise water resistance of the canvas?
The tent is ARB Simpson II.
Cheers!
Janusz Janusz
www.yahodeville.com

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Zed



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United Kingdom 2010 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Santorini Black

Nikwax tent wash worked for me.
https://www.nikwax.com/en-gb/products/prod...abricid=-1

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yaho



Member Since: 26 Nov 2008
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Poland 2007 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 SW Keswick Green

Thanks, I will try Nikwax and post results. Janusz
www.yahodeville.com

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gilarion



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Nixwax is a great product however I would first soak the area with a mould remover as you will need to completely get rid of the 'mould spores' before using it as often washing alone will not do this and if not removed the mould will just come back. Not even boiling water will remove them. Soak the area in mould remover let dry brush off then treat with either Nixwax or Grangers.
The good thing about mould remover is that it will also remove a lot of the staining caused by the spores. For those who like Welsh Mountains and narrow boats have a look at my videos and photos at..

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yaho



Member Since: 26 Nov 2008
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Poland 2007 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 SW Keswick Green

Tried Nikwax, it has not removed the stains, not even made it less visible. The effect AFTER is exactly the same as BEFORE. I have also tried much stronger chlorine based mold remover - it works pretty good. As I am not sure how it affects rain resistance on the canvas I have tested it on small patch and will see how it behaves. Janusz
www.yahodeville.com

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jst



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does chlorine not eat clothing and hence the roof fabric? Cheers

James
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90 tdci Hardtop

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Eduardo



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yaho wrote:
Tried Nikwax, it has not removed the stains, not even made it less visible. The effect AFTER is exactly the same as BEFORE. I have also tried much stronger chlorine based mold remover - it works pretty good. As I am not sure how it affects rain resistance on the canvas I have tested it on small patch and will see how it behaves.


After doing that, probably the rain resistance is affected. So now you can apply Nixwax to avoid problems (I use to do that with several raincoats and working well).

Cheers! Eduardo

MY 2007 110 SW PUMA 2.4: Big Fog of 64'
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geobloke



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I would fall back on the age old vinegar and bicarbonate of soda method.

Saturate the affected area in white vinegar (not malt)
Mix a paste of Bicarb and vinegar and rub in to the affected area.
Rinse off
You could use a detergent at this point or not.
Rinse off
Re-apply water proofing of choice.

If you are unsure try this in a discrete area first then where you need it. Tent fabric is usually very hard wearing so I would think it could easily cope with this treatment.

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