How to Clean Aluminum Blinds in RV
Have mini motor home want take blinds out to clean them.
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The actual cleaning of the blinds
is pretty simple and straight forward. It is removing the blinds that can be a pain.
Before you even attempt to remove the blinds you should use a vacuum with a brush attachment and thoroughly vacuum the excess dust, etc. off of the blinds.
Now it is time to remove the blinds and depending on the manufacturer of the blinds this could be simple or a bit complicated. The first thing you need to do is raise the blinds completely to the up position. You then need to look at the upper brackets that hold the blinds there could be a couple of screws that hold the blinds to the bracket, or a couple of spring loaded clips that have to be popped open, etc. In some cases if your RV has a decorative valance around the top of the blinds the valance will have to be removed to get the blinds out.
Now that you have the blinds out the cleaning is pretty simple, since they are aluminum you can use a clean cloth, warm water with some original liquid Dawn Dish Soap included (the Dawn will break up any accumulated gunk on the blinds) and simply clean one slat at a time. You then want to do each slat again using just some clean water to get off any remaining soap residue.
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Some people also go the extreme of rubbing each slat with an anti-static dryer sheet when they are dry as they say it will prevent the blinds from attracting dust. We have not done this so I cannot tell you if it works or not.
Now reinstall the blinds and get yourself one of those handy-dandy Microfiber Blind Dusters that will help in keeping the blinds clean.
I hope this helped.
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