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To get rid of rust stains, try oxalic acid. It's sold as wood bleach at hardware stores. I had a spinnaker with some nasty rust stains on it and it did a good job getting them out. Do not use normal bleach on rust stains, it will set them rather than get them out. It's also very bad for nylon spinnakers.
Starting rust stains, after one treatment with oxalic acid, and then after a second:
Another stain which took only one application to get out:
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