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 Post subject: Cleaning Sails?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:47 pm 
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Picked a nice Carumba main off a parts boat today, sail is in great shape, just dusty and dirty...no rust or mildew, just very dirty.

What's the best way to give it a good cleaning without harming the material?

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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning Sails?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:20 pm 
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I have used Star brite Sail & Canvas Cleaner with a scrub brush with good results on old Hobie sails. It looked like this product brighten the sails a bit too.

Now it won't bring the sails back 100% clean but 80% or so is OK with me.

My wise friend told me,remember the evil to "good enough" is ,

"I think it could be better" :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning Sails?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:28 pm 
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Any mild detergent will do.

Beware using a stiff scrub brush - it can remove the resin in the cloth and abrade the stitching.


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