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Can anyone suggest the best cleaning solution to use for cleaning sails. My sails are in good shape except for small amount of mold spore on them.
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For dacron sail material a sodium silicate based detergent will dissolve most mold/mildew stains .... and ''air pollution'' specs, etc. Use full strength, rinse thoroughly.
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For dacron sail material a sodium silicate based detergent will dissolve most mold/mildew stains .... and ''air pollution'' specs, etc. Use full strength, rinse thoroughly.
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You may want to try a company called Sail Care. I''ve heard good things about them. Apparently they re-resin the sail as well as clean it so it comes out looking and feeling like a new sail. Haven''t tried them myself and have no affiliation.
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I tried Sail Care, located in western Pennsyvania, last year...and I was very, very happy with the job they did on my 15+ year old sails. More than one sailing buddy asked if I had bought new sails.

Not only do they look good, but they re-resined them and the sails seemed much like new, at probably 1/4 or 1/3 the cost of new sails.

I''d strongly recommend them.

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