Hi-Clean Technology and fabric care
weinor's high-quality acrylic fabrics come with one outstanding property in particular: dirt has absolutely no chance.
The fabric is impregnated with a protective coating on a microscopic level – so called Hi-Clean technology – making it dirt-resistant*. The coating wraps around the fabric's fibres like an invisible protective shield which guards against dirt.
Rain and other liquids don't cling on to the fabric but roll off it, leaving no trace whatsoever.
The invisible protective coating staves off not only watery dirt but also oil-based dirt. The nature of the surface coating is such that unwelcome deposits simply won't stick.
The "honey test"
A simple yet impressive test proves it: if honey is applied to a fabric treated with Hi-Clean technology, the fabric's liquid-repellent property will cause the honey to form tiny beads.
The sticky substance simply cannot penetrate the fabric. If water is then poured onto the fabric, the honey and water will both roll off the surface of the coated fabric.
The result: the fabric returns to its clean state, with no traces of honey to be seen anywhere! Needless to say, the effect can be reproduced with many other forms of dirt.
Should individual spots of dirt nevertheless occur, you might find the following care tips useful:
- Avoid moisture. Only retract wet awnings in exceptional cases and make sure you allow the fabric to dry out fully at the next best opportunity.
- Carefully remove grease and oil stains using petroleum ether.
- Dab liquids that roll off the fabric using a dry, absorbent cloth.
- Brush away loose dirt particles using a dry cloth. Alternatively, you can incline the awning to a sufficient angle (one that ensures water will run off it), spray the fabric with water and then retract it once the fabric is dry.
- To clean thoroughly, use either a sponge or soft brush and a mildly soapy water (approx. 2%). Then rinse the awning thoroughly with water.
- Light dirt can be "rubbed out" by carefully erasing with a light eraser.
* Please note that the level of impregnation will decline over time.