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Question Rust spots on my sail...how to clean ?

I have 4 rust colored (rust stains ?) on my mainsail. The rest of the sail is clean and in good shape. Is there a reasonable method to clean these stains off the dacron, or how should I address this. The spots are the size of a quarter to a half dollar.
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oxilate acid ( sp ? ) can remove or lighten the rust spot. dont try bleach or oxy clean type products, as they can make the rust stains worse.


edit bar keppers friend is a common cleaner that works well

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I would try soap and water first. If that doesn't work, live with it. Better to have stains than a hole.
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I use FSR, the blue gel, applied with a brush. Works very well on synthetic fabrics like Dacron. If you get it on or under pressed stainless cringles, squirt the area with Windex or anything with ammonia in it
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