Topic : Rust spots on sails

Anybody know what can take rust spots off sails without ruining the cloth?

Posted: 04/11/2006 17:49:41
By: Nigel 3280
Oxalic acid - get it from a decent chemist - converts the iron oxide into the oxalate and you can wash it away.  It is a minor poison but fine it handled with a bit of care - does not improve your race performance if drunk!

Posted: 04/11/2006 18:08:06
By: RichardT
Thanks. Off to the chemist!

Posted: 05/11/2006 08:05:00
By: Nigel 3280
If you can't find a traditional chemist then Y10 fibreglass hull cleaner gel works but you will need more than one application on dense spots. I used it recently to remove some very bad rust spots from a set of Nat 12 dacron sails I bought to use as cruising/single handed sails for my MR.

Posted: 05/11/2006 09:11:11
By: Peter Ellam


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