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Caring for my Spinnaker

I recently purchased a used, 0.75 weight, asymmetrical chute. This is a great basic sail but it is terribly dirty and has some rust stains. I'm disinclined to use any detergent in cleaning the sail, because i don't want the material to delaminate. Any recommendations?

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send it to sailcare...they'll clean it for ya...

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Get a large enough washtub or bucket and give it the old one-two with some dishwashing soap. Greenpeace uses Dawn on oiled waterfowl because it is gentle but effective. Rinse the soap out afterwards with several dousings, and hang up or spread out on the lawn to dry. Won't cost as much as even the shipping to have it done, and you may do just as good a job.
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Thanks, I'll give it a try! There are also a couple of rust stains - I've heard that Oxyclean is pretty gentle, but i don't know if i want to chance it.

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