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Sailcare is great if the sails are a bit older, and may have some stitiching that is need of some repair and such. If the sails are in good condition and only need to be cleaned, I wouldn't bother sending them to sailcare, as that would be like using a sledge hammer to kill a fly. That said, sailcare does do a lot more than just clean sails for the money... and that is why I think they're great for older sails in need of TLC.
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Thanks for the response from everyone. I think I am going with the OXI-clean and different brushes. I post and let you all know how it works.
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Sailpilot,

Did the oxi-clean work? Did it hurt the sails?

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i used sailcare and was more than satisfied

not only did they do an amazing job making my 18 y/o sails look and feel like new, but were pleasant to work with..i even got a follow-up letter from the president thanking me for my biz.
i have long been a believer of proactive maintenance, and although my sails were not in terrible shape, they needed a 'once-over' from someone trained to find potential trouble spots. i opted out of a few services, however all in all i think it was a bargain to get 2 near new sails (130 jib and main) for 900 bucks.
then again, i waited until they were less busy, back in nov/dec to send them in, and as a result got at least 10% knocked off.
so..would i send sails in again?..in a heartbeat.
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