Post by Atomic Addiction on Sept 20, 2011 17:43:34 GMT -5
Yes. Cotton canvas is naturally water resistant. The cotton fibers swell and that is the water proofing. But I would think that it wouldn't hurt at all to treat it to prevent staining and add a bit of UV protection. It will also help in the fact that cotton canvas likes mildew. It would help avoid that problem.
I would do a light clean to get any dirt or dust off of it. Every manufacturer recommends this.
Camp-Dry, or 303 High Tech Fabric Guard would work. The later is probably the better of the two. You have to find a treatment designed for all fabrics not just Acrylic canvas (the new stuff).
Personally I think you have something that you want to preserve and keep around just for the cool factor. If you have to spend some dough for something that would work well I would pull the trigger on that. But thats just me.
You sent me the one picture of the awning... but how cool is the tag! Just amazing that you still have the original awning and its in such good shape. There have to be SO few of these left. Just fantastic.
I am jealous! I am going to have to buy... or make mine. Given the unique color I chose to paint my trailer... I think I am going to be making one. Oh well, its just work.
Took pictures with my Blackberry, but system is down. Bottom tube is 49" OAL, 5/16" winged set screw 1 inch down. 1 inch OD tubing. Top tube, 58 1/2 OAL , .875 OD tube necks down to .400 to go through the grommet. Pics later. Will also show original stakes and tensioners.
Post by harrison429 on May 14, 2012 15:06:59 GMT -5
I want to copy this style in my awning...I'd appreciate it if you would supply me with the length of the fabric drop (over the sides), the width of the flat sections of the scallop and the depth/height of the scallop that curves up into the fabric? Thanks