Author Topic: Stop Bimini Poles from Rubbing Black Marks on Canvas?  (Read 2440 times)

imaginer697

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Stop Bimini Poles from Rubbing Black Marks on Canvas?
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2016, 11:52:14 AM »
I managed to clean the poles with the tent up, but the end poles were difficult. Would be much easier the way you describe. Btw, several camping trips later, no new black marks. Have not found a way yet to remove existing black marks.

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Stop Bimini Poles from Rubbing Black Marks on Canvas?
« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2016, 08:40:06 PM »
I have no idea if this will work, but I went Google-happy and after several tries came across this from Celina Tent: 

Pole Stains: Black stains from aluminum and galvanized side poles are ugly. Some tent professionals have discovered that liquid silver polish removes the aluminum dust and does not damage the vinyl.

They are talking more aluminum oxide it seems, but they have a picture of a bottle of Wright's liquid silver polish next to the text. Those of you have been using silver polish on the poles might want to try a small spot of the black stain and see if liquid silver polish gets it out? If it does, please tell me?  ::)

https://www.gettent.com/images/tent-care-cleaning-and-storage.pdf
 
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allenincalgary

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Stop Bimini Poles from Rubbing Black Marks on Canvas?
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2016, 03:13:08 PM »
The Bimini poles in my 2006 10.0 are anodized aluminum.  I get some black oxide (aluminum oxide as it "rusts"). Presumably anything that seals the aluminum from the air ie/wax will slow the oxidation. Again my poles are pretty good that way.