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09-28-2011 10:06 AM
svHyLyte Using an Oxidizer on rust stains only makes them worse. A mild acid solution, such as a product like "Wink" will help remove rust stains. Note too that Dacron, and particularly the coating on the material doesn't like oxidizers or hot water. Cold water and Woolite is a good suggestion.

FWIW...
09-28-2011 09:24 AM
TQA Whatever you do don't use bleach. It will turn them yellow and reduce the strength.
09-27-2011 09:59 PM
RichH I have dirty sails - SailboatOwners.com see posting #3
09-27-2011 08:56 PM
zz4gta Oxy clean, bleech solution, Dawn, any soap really. Just make sure it doesn't have fabric softener in it.
09-27-2011 04:44 PM
regatta
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What material are your sails?
Dacron!!
09-27-2011 02:38 PM
Minnewaska These guys are the best I know of. What makes this professional cleaning better than DIY, is the vacuum washing system. I don't think you can replicate it.

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09-27-2011 11:31 AM
MarioG I've had very good luck with Oxy clean. Just make sure to rinse very well.
09-27-2011 10:28 AM
JimsCAL There is an answer to this question in the current issue of Sail magazine. Answer given is soak in a solution of lukewarm water and Woolite. Did comment that rust stains are tough and may not come out completely.
09-27-2011 10:06 AM
zz4gta What material are your sails?
09-27-2011 09:53 AM
SHNOOL Sailcare is the only thing I have dealt with. Not sure what they use, but boy they do nice work. I am not advertising, but I know they did a helluva job on some 25+ year old sails we had. Got most of the rust off too.

As for doing it yourself. I suppose a non-bleaching detergent will get marginal results at least. as for the rust? I dunno, maybe oxy? With what sails cost if you mess it up, I dunno I'd want to take the chance.
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