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  1. #1
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    Default Cleaning a bikini cover

    My canvas bimini cover could do with a clean. Can I stick it in the marina's big old washing machine?

    Or would you put it on the pontoon and use soap, water and a stiff brush?

    Edit > Bloody auto correct . Bimini not bikini . My moobs are not that big!

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    Default Re: Cleaning a bikini cover

    I’ve found laying it on the pontoon, wet it, scrub with traffic film remover and power washing with a high pressure head works really well. Let it dry and treat with fabsil.

    Probably not good for the material too often but as a once per year job it seems fine.

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    Default Re: Cleaning a bikini cover

    I use Patio Magic...excellent on my cockpit canopy....dilute 1 part to 4 water and brush it on with a paint brush, then just leave it to do its work, which will take a few weeks, then put on some Fabsil to re-waterproof it....job done!!

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    Default Re: Cleaning a bikini cover

    well if it is as in the post ,I will do it in situ can you post photos first please

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    Default Re: Cleaning a bikini cover

    Quote Originally Posted by AllanG View Post
    I use Patio Magic...excellent on my cockpit canopy....dilute 1 part to 4 water and brush it on with a paint brush, then just leave it to do its work, which will take a few weeks, then put on some Fabsil to re-waterproof it....job done!!
    Similar for me except I spray on the Patio Magic.
    also spray it on the side decks and around the anchor locker hatch, on ropes and on the teak.
    Then do nothing .

    I have just today bought some alternative but hopefully very similar product from aldi which was just in store today
    https://www.aldi.co.uk/doff-path%2C-...69689272573901

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    Default Re: Cleaning a bikini cover

    Me too, although I use ‘wet and forget’. Pretty sure it’s the same stuff as patio magic - works in the same way and very effective.

    You need to wait a month after application and have some rain to see the full effect.

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    Default Re: Cleaning a bikini cover

    Quote Originally Posted by rosssavage View Post
    Me too, although I use ‘wet and forget’. Pretty sure it’s the same stuff as patio magic - works in the same way and very effective.

    You need to wait a month after application and have some rain to see the full effect.
    Yes there are various products
    With little effort from me the boat keeps elf clean over winter .

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    Default Re: Cleaning a bikini cover

    Quote Originally Posted by MartynG View Post
    Similar for me except I spray on the Patio Magic.
    also spray it on the side decks and around the anchor locker hatch, on ropes and on the teak.
    Then do nothing .

    I have just today bought some alternative but hopefully very similar product from aldi which was just in store today
    https://www.aldi.co.uk/doff-path%2C-...69689272573901

    .
    +1 for Patio Magic. Brilliant stuff.
    Do you re seal the canvas with Fabsil or similar?

    I haven't been doing that but was wondering about it recently.
    Andy

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    Default Re: Cleaning a bikini cover

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Cox View Post
    +1 for Patio Magic. Brilliant stuff.
    Do you re seal the canvas with Fabsil or similar?
    I haven't been doing that but was wondering about it recently.
    Andy
    I treated the canvas with Fabsil Gold some time ago - probably in 2017.
    Water does not bead on the surface of the canvas but nor does the canvas let water through.

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    Default Re: Cleaning a bikini cover

    Quote Originally Posted by MartynG View Post
    I treated the canvas with Fabsil Gold some time ago - probably in 2017.
    Water does not bead on the surface of the canvas but nor does the canvas let water through.
    Did you use the Fabsil with the canvas in situ and did it have any detrimental effect on the plastic windows?

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