Now that our canvas was all clean and smelling fresh, we decided to tackle our dirty vinyl windows. When we got the pop up camper, the windows were filthy, and now they really seemed to stand out against the clean canvas. I wasn’t sure we’d ever get them sparkling clean, but I was determined to try.
There were several large black marks on the windows (you can see them in the picture above) that we weren’t sure were going to come out. Even if they did, we were prepared to have hazy, yellowed windows even after we’d cleaned them. We couldn’t imagine finding anything that would really get these babies clean.
We had a section of our canvas repaired at the local awning shop, and when I asked what they recommended to clean those clear vinyl windows, they told us that we should only use water and a gentle soap. We were prepared to do just that, but then I remembered the Protect All that we used on the vinyl on the outside of the trailer. It was actually meant to clean and protect vinyl, and since it did such a great job on the outside, I decided to try it on our windows.
We used the same method here that we used on the outer vinyl. Mr. TypeTwoFun applied it with a clean, white sock. Then I went back with a clean, dry sock and buffed it out. If you get streaks, reapply the cleaner, wipe clean, and buff again. We cleaned and buffed both the inside and outside of the windows.
Here you can see just how well it worked. The Protect All removed the dirt and dust, all the black marks, water spots, and even the yellowish haze that was coloring the vinyl. It was unbelievable how well it cleaned these windows.
See? No more black marks or hazy discoloration. It’s hard to capture in pictures, but these windows are crystal clear. They look like brand new windows. We are constantly amazed how a little elbow grease and the right product can take a 15 year old camper and make it look new again.
Here’s a side by side comparison so you can see just how well that Protect All worked! Amazing, isn’t it? Now I just need some curtains to frame that window. That project has been a long time coming… 😀