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Old 08-22-2020, 12:26 PM   #1
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LED Awning Light Strip Issues

2017 Challenger. The light strip is on the awning roller. We replaced it about a year ago with a Carefree replacement light strip from Amazon. It works great, except it's now sticking to the awning when we unroll it, to the point that it hangs on for a second then releases, causing the awning to bounce those last few inches. It's leaving tiny holes in the awning vinyl where it was stuck.

Anyone else have this problem? I am not sure if we need to replace the strip again, or if there is something we can put on the strip to keep it from sticking?

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Old 08-22-2020, 01:29 PM   #2
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2017 Challenger. The light strip is on the awning roller. We replaced it about a year ago with a Carefree replacement light strip from Amazon. It works great, except it's now sticking to the awning when we unroll it, to the point that it hangs on for a second then releases, causing the awning to bounce those last few inches. It's leaving tiny holes in the awning vinyl where it was stuck.

Anyone else have this problem? I am not sure if we need to replace the strip again, or if there is something we can put on the strip to keep it from sticking?
I don't have that problem but I clean and spray the patio awning with 303 Protectant every spring. I also use 3M mildew block. So far so good. The vinyl is susceptible to mildew is left rolled-up wet and the mildew is sticky stuff.
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Old 08-31-2020, 04:22 PM   #3
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2017 Challenger.
Anyone else have this problem? I am not sure if we need to replace the strip again, or if there is something we can put on the strip to keep it from sticking?
Your awning really gets hot during the summer when rolled up. I thinking the glue on the strip you installed is melting in spots. I just looked at mine and it fits into a track that is supplied by the vendor and doesn't use glue. If yours is the same way then as mentioned I would just clean it up really good every couple of seasons and put a conditioner on it.
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