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Assuming the fabric is Sunbrella, it can easily be cleaned with warm water and Woolite using a soft brush. If it is stained, add a bit of Oxyclean to the mix. The plastic can be cleaned by spraying a bit of 409 on it and then rinsing with warm clean water. Do not rub the plastic as any particulate matter on it can/will scratch the surfaces. Once the initial debris has been removed and bit of Macquire's Plastic Cleaner and polish on a pad of cheese cloth will do wonders. Roll, do not fold, the top using an old towel over the plastic so that it does not come in contact with itself or the fabric any more than necessary. If you have room for it, slide it under a bed or somewhere in the house where the temperature remains moderate for the winter. Note that in the Spring, any lost water repellancy of the fabric can be restored with a bit of 303 sprayed on.
I'm sure that Catalina or the Catalina Owners forum on the Catalina web site also has suggestions.
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Last edited by svHyLyte; 11-27-2011 at 12:25 PM.