Caring for Your Acrylic Fabric

Nothing can extend the life of your acrylic slide toppers or awnings more than caring for them properly.  We highly recommend the care and cleaning practices mentioned below.  By using these methods, you can extend the life of your fabric for years.  If after reviewing these procedures you should have any questions, please feel free to call or e-mail us.

Care & Cleaning of Fabric Toppers and Awnings:

Your CoachGuard™ acrylic fabric replacement utilizes the very best materials available, but to keep them looking nice and to prolong the life of these fabrics, we recommend this cleaning process.

One of the best ways to keep Acrylic fabrics looking good while preventing mildew and extending their life is to properly maintain the fabrics. This can be accomplished by simply brushing off dirt before it becomes embedded in the fabric, wiping up spills as soon as they occur, or spot cleaning soon after stains occur.

When cleaning CoachGuard acrylic fabrics, it is important to observe the following:

  1. Always use a mild soap such as Ivory Snow, Dreft or Woolite.  Never use harsh detergent based cleaners.  Harsh cleaners will strip the fabric of the factory chemical finishes.
  2. Always use a soft bristled brush. Water should be cold to lukewarm (Never more than 100°F/38°C.)
  3. After washing, be sure and rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue.
  4. Air dry only.  Never apply heat to acrylic fabrics.

For General or light cleaning:

  1. Brush off loose dirt.
  2. Hose down.
  3. Prepare a cleaning solution of water and mild soap such as Ivory Snow, Dreft or Woolite (Do NOT use harsh cleaners or detergent based soaps).
  4. Use a soft bristle brush to clean.
  5. Allow cleaning solution to soak into the fabric.
  6. Rinse thoroughly until all soap residue is removed.
  7. Air dry.
  8. Re-treat the fabric after it has completely dried (typically 24 – 48 hours) using Aerospace 303 Fabric Guard (do not use any scotch guard or any other fabric treatments. This could void your Stone Vos warranty).

Heavy cleaning for stubborn stains and mildew:

CoachGuard fabric does not promote mildew growth, however, mildew may grow on dirt and other foreign substances that are not removed from the fabric. If you have mildew on your fabric, then you surely have dirt. To clean mildew or other stubborn stains, use the following instructions:

  1. Eight ounces (one cup) of chlorine bleach.
  2. Two ounces (1/4 cup) of mild soap.
  3. One gallon of water.
  4. Clean with soft bristle brush.
  5. Allow mixture to soak into the fabric for up to 15 minutes.
  6. Rinse thoroughly until all soap residue is removed.
  7. Air dry.
  8. Repeat if necessary.
  9. Re-treatment of fabric for water and stain resistance with 303 fabric Guard will be necessary.

NOTE: 303 Fabric Guard can be purchased at most local RV parts stores or buy direct on Amazon.