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Old 09 December 2009, 09:43   #1
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Cleaning Blue ebay RIB Covers

After uncovering the RIB last weekend I noticed that there was lots of green algae growing over the cover. So I guess it's lost some of it's water repellent properties.

How is this best cleaned off? I was going to throw it into the washing machine.
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Pressure washer on the lawn or drive.
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Pressure washer on the lawn or drive.
If I used my pressure washer at this time of the year on my driveway or on the grass it would get more dirty.
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Put it on a washing line?

Over a fence?
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Put it on a washing line?

Over a fence?
I would, but I haven't got a washing line and there's not a fence without plants growing up them.

I just want to know if anyone else has popped their coving into the washing machine.
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If it has water-repellent properties, I'd be wary of mechanical action washing and definitely don't use detergents!

Could you simply pressure wash it in situ? God knows you're tall enough!
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Wash it in the bath then apply some nikwax to it and let it dry.
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Put cover in a large plastic dustbin and apply lid. Place at end of drive for approx one week until all traces of stains and cover have gone.
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Put cover in a large plastic dustbin and apply lid. Place at end of drive for approx one week until all traces of stains and cover have gone.
In our area it's two weeks! Wish you posted this yesterday as all stains would've disapeared overnight
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If it has water-repellent properties, I'd be wary of mechanical action washing and definitely don't use detergents!

Could you simply pressure wash it in situ? God knows you're tall enough!
There's no water repellent properties anymore Willk, that's why there's mould and green crap growing in it. I might well do a compromise and put it in a spare bin for a couple of days with water and BIO washing power in and see what happens.
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