What do you wash sails with?
For washing your sails, most sailmakers recommend using mild soap and water, and avoiding anything abrasive. Use a soft brush, if necessary, to loosen dirt.
How do I get my sails white again?
Chlorine free bleach is recommended as it is less acidic. Mix one cup of non-chlorinated bleach with a small amount of soap per gallon of water. Spray your sail and let it soak in before scrubbing and finally rinsing off your sail.
How do I clean the green off my sails?
Fill the garbage can with water (soft and warm but not hot, if possible). Add 2 cups of Oxyclean liquid stain remover and mix well. Do not add bleach or other harsh cleaners, which can damage some sail fabrics, bolt ropes, and thread. Completely submerge one sail at a time in the water and let it soak for 24 hours.
Can you use bleach on Dacron sails?
Do not use bleach or other solvents; they will damage the fabric! After cleaning: Dry the sails by hanging in a well ventilated area.
How do you remove rust from Dacron sails?
First, you’ll need to spread out your sails on the ground so they’re flat. Then take some warm, soapy water and clean the surface. Next, you’ll need to mix up a paste of water and baking soda, and apply this mixture to the specific spots on the sails where you see rust stains.
How do I clean Mylar sails?
Use warm water, soap and elbow grease. Hard stains can be removed with household bleach or common stain remover. Be careful to thoroughly remove all cleaning solvents or they will damage the finish.
How do you clean white sails?
Most sail makers recommend frequent rinsing with fresh water. If that is not sufficient, spread the sail on a smooth, clean surface and brush it lightly with a mild detergent solution or with a specially prepared cleaner such as “Sail-Kleen” or “Sail-Bath” from Davis.
How do you get grease off a sail?
Simply brush off the baking soda at the end of the waiting period and then apply a mild detergent and warm water solution. Allow the detergent at least 5-10 minutes to do its magic. Finish off by rinsing the site with fresh water. You should be able to remove most light oil and grease stains using this method.
Will bleach damage Dacron?
I was concerned about the use of bleach, but a 1983 study by Howe & Bainbridge showed that if household bleach is used sparingly and rinsed properly, bleach will not damage dacron and cotton cloth or the stitching.