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Old 05-09-2012, 16:05   #1
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Removing Rust Stain on Sail

Does anyone have a good method for removing a rust stain from my beautiful staysail?
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Old 05-09-2012, 16:12   #2
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Re: Removing Rust Stain on Sail

wet out with sno bowl for 15 min-then scrub lightly with bartenders helper
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Not sure what sno bowl is?
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Re: Removing Rust Stain on Sail

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Not sure what sno bowl is?

It's a bathroom cleaning product. I looked its contents up online after seeing it recommended here, and it apparently does not contain bleach.

Barkeeper's Friend is a non-abrasive cleaning powder. it is oxalic acid in powder form and will clean almost anything. It can get stubborn stains out of your gel coat and rust off stainless steel.

Anyone know if "Sno Bowl" is safe to use to clean the head?
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Re: Removing Rust Stain on Sail

Get a bottle of Whink from the hardware store and squirt it directly on the stain. the stain will disappear before your eyes then rinse with water.
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Re: Removing Rust Stain on Sail

I second Jentine's suggestion of Whink. It is designed to remove rust stains from fabric. Works great on fiberglass also. Available in grocery, hardware and good marine supply stores.

"Rust Stain Remover in the "brown bottle" has been the #1 pure liquid rust stain remover since 1947!!!
This convenient liquid formula quickly and easily removes rust stains from white sinks and white toilets, as well as colorfast fabric and carpets"
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Thanks guys, safe for the nylon?
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