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Old 22-04-2018, 06:49   #16
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Re: I need to clean my sails

Wash with Borax in warm water using a soft rag
Rinse
Dry
Repeat if needed
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Thank you all. I will definitely stay away from bleach and will stay on the mild side. Will post results soon.
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Re: I need to clean my sails

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Thank you all. I will definitely stay away from bleach and will stay on the mild side. Will post results soon.
Hi Paulie, lots of useful comments for you here. I have cleaned 1000s if Sails via the Vacuwash system in Australia, and I can tell you that bleach is fine to use on polyester, but Best left to have it done by a professional. In the US you can get it done at Sails Support systems in Porthsmith NH. It is nylon (spinnakers), and Kevlar (not used much anymore) that are no nos with bleach.
If doing DIY, then the longer you soak the better, and no hard scrubbing. Anything from an animal or mildew will come out 100%. Good luck
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