Protect and Clean Sails

Protect and Clean Sails

Post by Bill Prinzmeta » Sat, 31 Aug 1996 04:00:00


I recall reading about some automotive product that was good for
cleaning, polishing, and protecting monofilliment sails.  Does anyone
know that product that was and how well it really works?  Does it
protect against U.V.?

 
 
 

Protect and Clean Sails

Post by Julia22 » Mon, 09 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Hi,
The best thing for monofilm-mylar sails is Armorall.  It works great.  It
cleans the sail, softens the monofilm, so it is not sostiff and crackly
and it is also great for your batten cinches, makes them soft-pliable, and
mush easier to tighten.  It  is great.

 
 
 

Protect and Clean Sails

Post by Gil » Tue, 10 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Warning about Armorall,
It is likelly to disolve and soften the glue in the seams. Most of the
strength in the seam is from the glue and not from the stitching. If you
have to use Armorall, apply it carefully to a clean cloth and wipe it
sparingly over the visible part of the monofilm. Keep it out of the
seams.
This advice was given me by a sailmaker.
Gil Woolley


 
 
 

Protect and Clean Sails

Post by WindSurfing Wom » Wed, 11 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> Warning about Armorall,
> It is likelly to disolve and soften the glue in the seams. Most of the
> strength in the seam is from the glue and not from the stitching. If you
> have to use Armorall, apply it carefully to a clean cloth and wipe it
> sparingly over the visible part of the monofilm. Keep it out of the
> seams.
> This advice was given me by a sailmaker.
> Gil Woolley


described as 'just like Armorall'. Probably the same problem, eh?