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How do you get rust stains out of Dacron 6 oz Sails
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how about Vinegar, or StarBrite Rust Stain remover?
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I read somewhere that rubbing a lime works. The newer the stain the better it works. Sometimes all the stain is not removed but the sunlight will finish "bleaching" it out.

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A very light solution of oxalic acid should remove the stain; but use it only at the stain not on the entire sail. It's possible that lime juice is strong enough with citric acid; so you could try that first.
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White vinegar might work too, and it is a pretty mild acid. Cheap too.

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Toilet bowl cleaner does wonders for rust on fiberglass, but it eats holes in metal, so I'm not sure I'd use it on dacron.

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How do you get rust stains out of Dacron 6 oz Sails
Greetings, I found that oxyclean powder mixed with lemon joy soap & water works extremely well.Scrub sail with solution then let the sail bask in the sun for awhile before rinsing. Oxyclean does not have bleach and does not appear hurt the thread or breakdown the fabric. Good Luck! It worked great for me! Merkimber

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I've used limes, which are okay on a "fresh" stain, but if I ever need to remove a stain again, I think I may try the white vinegar method instead.
ON & OFF is the best hull cleaner I've ever used. Be sure to have plenty of ventilation and wear protective gear because the fumes are real unpleasant.
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