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Post by stevomar on Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:41 pm

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Does anyone elses endcaps go dull and grey due to traffic grime and the weather. I was going to replace mine but the 12-13 pounds each put me off. So I took them off and used detergent without much success so (when my wife wasn't watching) I put them in the dishwasher and hey presto- result !!! smile! smile! - Apart from the fly in the pic !

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Re: Fiamma Awning Endcaps Tip

Post by roli on Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:23 pm

Think that post deserves a sticky, good info. However mine is built in and doesnt have closed ends believe it or not.

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Re: Fiamma Awning Endcaps Tip

Post by plattypus on Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:18 pm

stevomar wrote:Hi everyone
Does anyone elses endcaps go dull and grey due to traffic grime and the weather. I was going to replace mine but the 12-13 pounds each put me off. So I took them off and used detergent without much success so (when my wife wasn't watching) I put them in the dishwasher and hey presto- result !!! smile! smile! - Apart from the fly in the pic !

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Hi stevomar. very impressive, mine have got like yours too, only problem have no dishwasher (only me!) maybe its the ingredient in tablets or whatever you use .
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Re: Fiamma Awning Endcaps Tip

Post by CC on Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:02 pm

Yep, good tip there Stevo... better not tell the missis though, cause she will be wanting a dishwasher next broomstick

Our previous awning end caps I tried cleaning up but they had gone all chalky looking, cleaned them up with some rubbing compound then buffed them up with some wax, but your method sounds alot less hassle (for those who have a dish washer anyway) hugegrins

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Re: Fiamma Awning Endcaps Tip

Post by Groper on Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:26 pm

Good tip Stevo
Unfortunately I think if I put mine in the dishwasher they would disintegrate due to age and poor maintenance by a previous owner.Deciding at the moment if it would be best to replace or use some epoxy resin to repair the cracks.

Thanks again for the tip

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