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Old 24-05-2009, 09:49   #1
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Stained Sail - Help!

So over the last seasons storage of my sails, it seems that a mouse or something got into the sail bag that was in storage. Fortunately, no damage was done to the sail itself, but the mouse - in all his mousy wisdom- left quite a little stain to my sail. I would assume that it is urine stains from the mouse-nest that was bunched between the folded sail.

I am tried to lightly clean the sail, but the stain is just not coming out.
So, before I try some other means, does anyone have any suggestions as to what I could use to clean the sail? Or do you think that the ammonia-induced stain will forever be in my mainsail?

Thanks ahead of time!


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Old 24-05-2009, 12:52   #2
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Sometimes the rust stain remover Whink will take out stains that seem permanent. Just make sure to wash with a soap solution quickly after applying to neutralise. If its going to work the stain will start fading seconds after applying.
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Old 24-05-2009, 16:40   #3
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whink...

i will try that! Thanks!
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Old 24-05-2009, 18:27   #4
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There is an outfit in Pensylvania called "sail care" that washes and re resins sails. I asked for a quote to do the main for my gramp 26 and I believe the price was .90 a square foot. If you google them you can read up on their process.
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If Whink dosen't work you might want to consider
Nature's Miracle, Just for Cats, Stain & Odor remover.
Works great on urine & all other cat stains. Not
sure about Mouse stains ............
It's an enzyme type cleaner found at most any pet
store. Good luck.
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fellow members, don't know if this is where to ask..but I had once found a How To repair sails using 3M 5200...I have looked everywhere but cant find it in the threads for sail repair and 5200...it was very comprehensive..thought I found it here..but I guess not...
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... I had once found a How To repair sails using 3M 5200...I have looked everywhere but cant find it in the threads for sail repair and 5200...it was very comprehensive..thought I found it here..but I guess not...
Master sailmaker Dan Neri in his book "The Complete Guide to Sail Care & Repair" recommends 3Mís "5200" throughout the book for sail repair.

Some on-line sail repair articles using 5200 polyurethane adhesive/sealant:

How to Patch a Sail
How to Patch a Sail

10 tips for onboard sail repair
http://www2.sailrite.com/PDF/Article...ilingJan06.pdf

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I have used a Product made by 4U Products. It is a Concentrate cleaner that can be mixed in different ratios with basic tap water....
Sail Cleaning on its list of uses. 1 part to 32 parts water. I found it made the sails whiter & did not hurt the sail performance.
Availible at most RV Dealers. I prefer Brycam Enterpises in Barrie. That is very close to you. Give them a call 705-725-1371....
As a side note....if you spill red wine on your favorite tan shorts...& dont realise till the next morning. This product gets Two thumbs up.....cleaned up better than new.
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