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Thread: Canopy cleaning

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    Default Canopy cleaning

    Hi,
    The inside of my canvas boat canopy is covered in black spots that I assume to be spider dirt that seems to have stained the fabric.
    Has anyone had any success in cleaning these off?
    Would a special 'canopy cleaner' be worth a try?

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    Default Re: Canopy cleaning

    I use Auto Glym soft top cleaner and re proofer. A two bottle kit(with sponge)available from Halfords and elsewhere. It gets rid of spider poo and everything else. The white vinyl seats in the cockpit get the worst spider poo spots and for that I use Mr Muscle Black Mould Remover. It works a treat, but it'll ruin your clothes if you're not careful!

    Spider Gone spray is a good way to deter them. I also use bowls of conkers strategically placed and collected annually by my son. Spiders hate conkers.

    One thing spiders love is infra red, The only area that always gets it, regardless of spray and conkers is the area around the boat alarm!

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    Default Re: Canopy cleaning

    Thanks Actionmat, I will give that a go.
    I did try putting up a sign that said 'No Spiders' but this has had limited success.

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    Default Re: Canopy cleaning

    Quote Originally Posted by Wilfred123 View Post
    Thanks Actionmat, I will give that a go.
    I did try putting up a sign that said 'No Spiders' but this has had limited success.
    Specieist!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirror Painter View Post
    Specieist!
    Yep. No creature with more than 4 legs is allowed on my boat and only if sufficiently toilet trained

    You appreciate how full of fish the Thames is when you chuck a spider over the side. I reckon 30 seconds is the average, then 'bubble gulp!'

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    Default Re: Canopy cleaning

    My black canopy responds well to Cillit bang black mould remover!

    Mind your clothes though, it bleaches lesser materials...

    Cheap and effective.

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    Default Re: Canopy cleaning

    It is probably mildew.
    Try Patio Magic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Actionmat View Post
    Yep. No creature with more than 4 legs is allowed on my boat and only if sufficiently toilet trained

    You appreciate how full of fish the Thames is when you chuck a spider over the side. I reckon 30 seconds is the average, then 'bubble gulp!'
    Some people have eaten Trout from the upper Thames and caught clonking great Chubb on cheese.
    Proud to sport an 'utterly crap' avatar!

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    Default Re: Canopy cleaning

    We use Tesco Fabric Foam (found in the auto department) on the inside of ours. Works a treat and costs around 3 a can which lasts us about 3 years. Quick and easy to apply and the results are instant.
    Sealine S23 - Naughty-Cal
    http://naughty-cal.blogspot.co.uk/

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