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scrumhalf 02-25-2002 02:30 AM

Cleaning sails
 
What''s the best way to clean sails? I have some that haven''t been used in quite some time and are dirty/stained. Some have some rust stains as well. Can they get clean?

Snap 02-25-2002 12:44 PM

Cleaning sails
 
We had ours cleaned and reconditioned by SailCare, Inc., (800) 433-7245. Came back looking and setting like when they were new.
Snap

BobJames 02-27-2002 05:25 AM

Cleaning sails
 
I have used SailCare two times for both cleaning and modifications/repair. Great customer service, prices and results. You can''t go wrong.

jmedina 02-28-2002 07:50 AM

Cleaning sails
 
Were they able to get rid of rust stains?

Snap 03-01-2002 03:48 AM

Cleaning sails
 
I''m not sure about the rust stains; probably best to call and talk direct to SailCare. They do restore whatever makes the sails stiff and I imagine that would lock in any rust stains (or other stains they couldn''t remove) so you''d definitely want to ask about that. This true especially if your sails are terribly stained with rust or whatever.

halyardz 03-03-2002 12:23 AM

Cleaning sails
 
Our loft suggested that with light dirt, pretreat with Woolite, then pop them into your jacuzzi (or a neighbors) and "lawn" dry. He made this suggestion with dacron in mind.

navsail2000 03-26-2002 06:53 AM

Cleaning sails
 
Any suggestions for getting rid of green mildew (mold) stains.


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