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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 3:30 pm 
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Just bought some used sails, generally in medium-ish condition, but have lines and spots of mold on them. How should I clean the mold off the sails? How should sails be cleaned, in general.

Also - there are some worn-through areas along the battens. What is the best way to patch these? With sail tape?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:28 am 
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i used to do boat detailing and used clorox bleach and water 50/50. let sit for 5 minutes and the hose off with water.works great on interiors and fabrics.not sure on what it would do to sails or stitching.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:35 pm 
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Do not use bleach on the sails, will eat the stiching. Try vinegar/water, non bleach marine mildew remover. Be careful with brushing, takes of fabric coating removing crispness.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:16 am 
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thank You HOBIE911.I was not really for sure about the bleach/water on the sails.Called my father on this question after i posted my reply and he said he used vinegar and water as well.in fact he said the same exact words you used.That it would "eat the stitching".


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:55 pm 
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Location: Chain of Lakes Pinckney
MILDREW/MOLD
Nylon, Eclipse (common sail cover material), Mylar, Sail Covers: Make a paste using an enzyme presoak and water. Scrub particularly bad areas. Then soak entire sail in water and enzyme presoak until mildew lightens. (kills the spores)
Wash with a detergent. DO NOT USE BLEACH
Enzyme Presoak Eco-Wash at Home Depot. $14.95
Detergent w/enzyme Tide. Do not use Tide with BLEACH

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:02 pm 
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I sell a new breed of EPA registered products. One kills mold on sails and the other is a bonding agent. It bonds to the sails and stops mold from growing for 1 - 3 years per application. It is also EPA registered for use on any textile, porous and non porous surfaces. Email me at cliff@uvteam.net and I will email you the info. Both products are non toxic, chemically stable, and contain no bleach.


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