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Join Date: Nov 2008
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Re: Do I need to put a sealer on my sails after cleaning them
I soaked my Darcon sails in oxyclean for about an hour. Then went over both sides with a soft scrub brush. Rinsed them very well and hung them up in my heated warehouse to dry thoroughly. Now I'm wondering if I'm suppose to apply a sealer to them or are they good to go. For anyone who might be wondering the sails came out nice and white but the stains did not come out and I didnt expect them to. I was a little worried about the oxyclean breaking down the material so I only soaked them for a limited time. I didnt notice any deterioration on the sails from what I did.
If the sails have been thoroughly cleaned, and mold and rust stains removed, one can use SailKote
to good advantage.
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