Outdura fabric should be cleaned regularly to prevent excessive dirt from accumulating.
CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS FOR NORMAL STAINS
Remove any loose dirt. Prepare a mixture of cold to lukewarm water (do not exceed 100° F) and mild soap. Rub in mixture with a soft brush and allow the mixture to thoroughly soak into the fabric. Rinse well with water and air dry. Do not machine dry.
CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS FOR STUBBORN STAINS
Remove as much surface dirt as possible. Soak fabric for 1 hour in a mixture of 1 gallon cold water, 1/2 cup bleach, and 1/2 cup mild soap.
Rub in mixture with a soft brush and rinse thoroughly with cold to lukewarm water and air-dry. Never use water over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Do not machine dry. Detergents can be used on Outdura without harm; it may however remove some of the water and stain resistant properties. If this is important to you, a simple spraying of a post cure fluorocarbon will restore these properties. Please follow the instructions on the package. These sprays can be obtained through a dry cleaning supply store or stores that sell marine related products
OTHER HELPFUL TIPS
- Never dry clean Outdura fabrics
- Never use a steamer on Outdura fabrics.
- If ironing is necessary, carefully iron on synthetic heat setting, do not use steam. r If machine washing Outdura fabrics, fabric should air dry.