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Cleaning Boat Blanket

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Category: Canvas Work
Forum Name: Fabric Questions
Forum Discription: Questions about the use and types of fabrics
URL: http://forum.sailrite.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=3017
Printed Date: 02 December 2022 at 9:31pm


Topic: Cleaning Boat Blanket
Posted By: Sue2
Subject: Cleaning Boat Blanket
Date Posted: 25 August 2014 at 12:12pm
Hello!

I have made quite a few fender covers from the Boat Blanket material (#100112), which is wonderful stuff!  We hang our fenders on the pier, and the ends of them are sometimes hanging in the water as the water level goes up and down.  After a season, the one end of the fender covers has developed it's own ecosystem, and is pretty disgusting looking.  Any advice on how I can clean up these covers? This is in fresh water, and primarily algae / slime, if that matters.

Thanks!
-Sue




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Posted By: Matt B
Date Posted: 25 August 2014 at 12:24pm
Hello Sue,
spraying the surface of the fabric with soap and water and
lightly brushing stubborn spots. This actually proves quite effective.





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Posted By: Tejas
Date Posted: 25 August 2014 at 1:58pm
Originally posted by Sue2 Sue2 wrote:

After a season, the one end of the fender covers has developed it's own ecosystem, and is pretty disgusting looking.


We had a similar problem. However, we hang the fenders from the boat. Wave action wet the lower few inches of the covers and slime grew.

The covers were originally made according to the following directions.

http://www.sailrite.com/PDF/Boat%20Blanket%20Protection%20Kit.pdf" rel="nofollow - http://www.sailrite.com/PDF/Boat%20Blanket%20Protection%20Kit.pdf

Our solution was simply to cut off bottom, darted portion of the covers to minimize boat blanket wetting.

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Posted By: MattGrant
Date Posted: 25 August 2014 at 6:12pm
Try the Iosso product. It is amazing:
http://www.sailrite.com/Iosso-Mold-Mildew-Stain-Remover



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Posted By: Sue2
Date Posted: 15 September 2014 at 10:56am
Thanks, everyone!  Great information!

Although I'm not fussy about how these fenders look (just don't what stinky fenders in storage), I have some other items that may benefit from the Iosso cleaner. Thanks for the link!

-Sue



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