Cleaning, maintenance and repair
Alpha 123™ awning cleaner
Removes water-marks and algae etc. and should be used to clean entire roofs and panels.
Restore water resisting proper ties afterwards with Aquatex.
How to clean my awning?
Alpha 123 Awning Cleaner
Isabella - Alpha 123 awning cleanerInstructions for use:
Brush off any dirt. Dampen the awning with plenty of clean water. When the awning is evenly wet spray Alpha 123 directly onto the awning. Foam with a soft wet brush. Rinse the awning with plenty of clean water, until all cleaner and dirt have been removed. If the awning is very dirty, repeat the treatment until the desired result has been achieved. Alpha 123 can be used to clean entire roofs and panels but can’t be used for spot cleaning, always clean the complete panel or roof. Alpha 123 is non-fl ammable, non toxic and environmentally friendly.
Alpha 123 may affect the water resistant properties of the materials. This can be restored using AquaTex impregnator. A fully waterproofed awning is easier to keep clean from algae and watermarks. 1 litre Alpha 123 treats a medium size awning.
Alpha 123 is biodegradable.
Keep out of reach of children.
AquaTex for leaks
If the waterproofing quality of the canvas has been affected, the damage can usually be rectified by using "AquaTex" impregnator spray. The awning must be thoroughly dry and clean before application. "AquaTex" will not function on dirt; therefore, the canvas should be sprayed on the inside of the awning.
If there are any leaks in the material, "AquaTex" will penetrate and be effective on the outside as well. If the material is very dry, you may notice some discolouration on the outside. To regularise the colour, simply spray on the outside as well.
DON'T FORGET it is most important to clean the awning inside and out BEFORE impregnation as any deposits on the material will negate the properties of the "AquaTex". For example, nicotine from cigarettes will affect the material and the waterproofing. It is a good idea to have a can of "AquaTex" handy at all times as it has a wide variety of uses besides impregnating your awning.
For instance, if you experience difficulty in drawing your awning beading through the caravan channel, spray the channel and the awning will slip through easily. "AquaTex" can also be used on stiff zips, removal of stains and, even impregnating your shoes or boots.
Isabella - AquaTex - WaterprooferAquaTex colourless waterproofer for awnings
Suitable for all types of canvas. Instructions: The fabric to be treated should be free of dirt, grease and grime. If necessary, wash with warm water. On no account should soap powder or detergent be used. The material should be thoroughly dry before proofing. Apply evenly with a brush or aerosol, holding can a minimum of 18cm from material. When proofing awnings or similar items, do not fold and do not allow to come into contact with rain or dew until completely dry. This will be approximately 1 1/2 hrs. at 20°C. Does not contain chlorine. Withstands frost. Keep the product tightly closed and store in a cool place.
Dangerous: Avoid deliberate inhalation.
Keep out of reach of children.
Use only as directed.
Do not pierce or burn even after use.
Do not pour into drains.
Cleaning canvas and windows
FIRSTLY, DETERGENT OR CLEANING AGENTS MUST NOT BE USED.
Clean with plenty of pure water and a soft brush, the type used to clean your car is ideal. Spray water onto the canvas and loosen the dirt with the brush. Remove the dirt with a steady flow of water. Ideally this cleaning process should take place a couple of times a year and is easiest when the awning is erected. Exposed parts such as roof, sides and corners need careful attention. NEVER use spirit or polishes on the PVC windows. This advice applies to synthetic awnings only. The curtains supplied with Isabella awnings should be washed at 30°C.
NOTE! DO NOT TUMBLE DRY.
Ventura use nylon spiral zips, on this quality zip the slider moves smoothly even on the corners. If you encounter problems with the running of the zips, ensure that the awning is assembled and tensioned correctly. Avoid using force on your zip. Make sure that both halves of the zip are correctly aligned. Take the strain off the zips by cross pegging at the base, re adjusting where necessary for smooth running sliders.
DO NOT LUBRICATE WITH OIL. We recommend that you lubricate the zips with AquaTex silicone spray.
If the zip separates in use – don’t worry- the slider is worn and can be easily replaced, the zip is not faulty. This usually occurs when one zip is used for a prolonged period of time and the slider is no longer gripping the zip spirals together. See Replacing sliders/stop ends for handy hints.