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Old 24-05-2010, 18:33   #16
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Get a new garbage can or a clean plastic 55 gallon drum with the top cut off. Add sail, add water, add two cups simple green, and then pretend you're a lovely young french girl making wine, like in the old movies. Maybe put on some Lady Gaga or some Bachman Turner Overdrive to keep the beat. When your knees buckle the sail can be rinsed and left over something non corroding to dry. If you smoke, use two people with buckling knees. One won't be enough.
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Old 24-05-2010, 19:13   #17
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haha cheers. I am not sure we have simple green in Australia. Does anyone know an equivalent?
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Old 24-05-2010, 19:24   #18
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any good degreaser...
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Old 24-05-2010, 19:55   #19
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Really? De-greaser? There are many variants of degrease though.
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Old 24-05-2010, 23:16   #20
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We used our hot tub with some powdered sail cleaner which has hydrogen peroxide in it.
It did a fair job on our jib (44 ' luff), but didn't do much for the mildew in the seams.
We heard chlorine bleach was a no no.
FWIW, the sail does have a couple of bright pink spots which I had heard was the result of chlorine.

What say all?
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