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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:06 pm 
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I have an old Canvas Trampoline with no holes or tears but it's very stiff and badly stained with mould spots and grime - any ideas on cleaning and reconditioning it? Thanks, J


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:52 am 
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A scrub brush with a good detergent / oxalic acid bleach (Barkeeper's Friend, ZUD, etc.) will get the stains off.

Nothing will "recondition" it and make it more flexible.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:02 am 
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Thanks - a bit of (Aussie) AJAX did the job. :)


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I use a product called Shine Plus by Spartan of Maumee,Ohio on my tramp to recondition the fabric while in storage but wash it off before sailing.I still use my original white tramp,now 20 years old and thanks to Shine Plus. Bill 404 21SE

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:01 pm 
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Bill 404 wrote:
I use a product called Shine Plus by Spartan of Maumee,Ohio on my tramp to recondition the fabric while in storage but wash it off before sailing.I still use my original white tramp,now 20 years old and thanks to Shine Plus. Bill 404 21SE


Was your trampoline stiff? I have this issue too with a white trampoline, it’s been sitting in the sun a long time. Appearance is perfect and it feels strong, but its really stiff, lost all flexibility.

Is there anything that can restore some flexibility to prevent it from cracking, or make it stronger?


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Hanikai wrote:
Is there anything that can restore some flexibility to prevent it from cracking, or make it stronger?
The short answer is no.

Over time, the vinyl outgasses (that "plastic" smell) and undergoes UV degradation when exposed to sunlight. The chemical structure of the plastic is changed and becomes brittle.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:18 am 
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So, I would imagine that, if you keep the tramp covered up and out of the sun, it will last much longer and stay flexible.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:26 pm 
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Hanikai wrote:
Was your trampoline stiff? I have this issue too with a white trampoline, it’s been sitting in the sun a long time. Appearance is perfect and it feels strong, but its really stiff, lost all flexibility.

Is there anything that can restore some flexibility to prevent it from cracking, or make it stronger?

Take a look at Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop website. She has all kinds of skin care products that might work.

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