We recommended using the cleaning product Never Dull Wadding Polish for cleaning SureShade system components. Petroleum based cleaners and abrasive metal cleaners should not be used.
To clean and polish, extend the shade fully and wipe down all components using the Never Dull Wadding. Then, use a rag to wipe off excess and polish the tubes.
Schedule of cleaning should be no less than every other month and perhaps more so in areas of salt water and higher than average temperatures. (i.e. Southwest Florida or Caribbean).
Additional Maintenance Care
It may be necessary as preventative maintenance to replace the Black Collar/Seals on the actuators every few years to prevent excessive friction while actuators are traveling. Cleaning on the recommended schedule may prolong this period but it will be necessary to allow continued peak performance.
Sumbrella canvas should be cleaned per manufacturer’s recommendations. For the full Sunbrella recommendations, download the Sunbrella Marine Care and Cleaning Guide.
Be sure to also review our Canvas Care recommendations and special MTF manual shade care & maintenance.