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Author Topic: Removing stain on Icarex sail  (Read 1174 times)
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« on: May 21, 2013, 04:07 AM »

Hi all,

Is it possible to remove stains (probably from the black bridle line when the kite was stored) on a white Icarex sail ?

Without damage to the sail of course.  Wink

Thanks in advance for your advices.
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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2013, 07:23 AM »

NikWax Tech Wash Is probably the only thing I would trust.  Not sure about availability in France.

This might be a fine time to replace the bridle with a white one.  Wink

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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2013, 11:24 AM »

Try an Oxi spray (OxiClean or similar).
I have removed stains with it in the past. It may not remove 'all' of the staining... but will fade it out!

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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2013, 02:41 PM »

A prominent custom kite builder told me he uses lighter fluid.
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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2013, 08:12 PM »

lighter fluid, naptha, napthalene, and dry cleaning fluid (one of them) All the same thing! still I cant see me scrubbing my bridle stained masterpiece rev with it
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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2013, 11:37 PM »

if its got any paint or dye sublimation printing on that rev then just be very careful.  Lighterfluid or any of the variants work great for getting stains out without damaging the coating.
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