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Canvas: water repellant treatment disasters

For example, I've found that if Aqua Tech water repellant runs across a Strataglass window and gets a chance to dry, the window is ruined. Of course, there are many chemicals that can do that, including DEET and some sunscreens.

Have you tried any that have...
* changed the fabric color
* attracted dirt
* not worked for beans
* made cleaning more difficult
* damaged windows

Or does the factory treatment last well enough to satisfy you?

Discussing vinyl window cleaners/polishes is even more of a wasps nest; some swear by Plexus, while Strataglass strictly forbids it because of long term damage.

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Yup, Imar makes good stuff that Strataglass edorces, but they don't make a canvas water repellant. So what do we do, what is safe around vinyl windows?
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Re: Canvas: water repellant treatment disasters

I've never found a treatment that works. Sunbrella, for example, is treated with fluorocarbon. You aren't going to be able to replace that with a solution you add to the washing machine.
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Re: Canvas: water repellant treatment disasters

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For example, I've found that if Aqua Tech water repellant runs across a Strataglass window and gets a chance to dry, the window is ruined. Of course, there are many chemicals that can do that, including DEET and some sunscreens.

Have you tried any that have...
* changed the fabric color
* attracted dirt
* not worked for beans
* made cleaning more difficult
* damaged windows

Or does the factory treatment last well enough to satisfy you?

Discussing vinyl window cleaners/polishes is even more of a wasps nest; some swear by Plexus, while Strataglass strictly forbids it because of long term damage.

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Yup, Imar makes good stuff that Strataglass edorces, but they don't make a canvas water repellant. So what do we do, what is safe around vinyl windows?
303 High Tech Fabric Guard hands down for Sunbrella. Not all the treatments are the same and currently 303HTFG is still under patent protection so there are no "knock offs" yet.

If it gets on the glass be there to immediately wipe it off and then clean with IMAR...... I treat our Sunbrealla twice per season with 303 HTFG and have never had an issue with the glass. I am careful to wipe off any that gets on there immediately using clean Microfiber rags and then following up with IMAR. I also apply 303HTFG on a cloudy day so as not to have it dry on immediately.
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