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joethewindsufa



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2022 1:08 pm    Post subject: removing sap from monofilm Reply with quote

NOT sure this has ever happened to me before

I got some sap from tree seeds on my monofilm and it is NOT wearing away

I read somewhere that someone suggested isopropyl alcohol

Does anyone have experience with this on monofilm ??

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dhmark



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2022 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should be safe. Or try goo-gone.
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joethewindsufa



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2022 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

found this too

https://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Windsurfing/General/Removing-sail-stickers?page=1

De-Solv-it sounds just like goo-gone
and .. someone did mention isopropyl alcohol

bought that 2006 GA GTX 8.5 sail this year and I really love it
do NOT wanna wreck it Sad it's like brand new !!
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manuel



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2022 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oil? Vegetable oil? Any sticky stuff can usually be dissolved with oil then cleaned off with soap and water.
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westender



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2022 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mineral spirits works for me.
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joethewindsufa



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2022 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oooo -- I do like those last two answers !!

fanx Smile
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fanntom43



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2022 4:57 am    Post subject: Removing sap Reply with quote

I have a lot of pine trees in my yard and WD 40 removes the sap from my sails, yard furniture, etc.
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joethewindsufa



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2022 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey fanntom43 - I had read about WD40
do you put it on the cloth and then rest it on the sap or just wipe with the cloth , spray directly ?

thanks in advance
appreciate
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Awalk



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2022 5:37 pm    Post subject: Sap removal Reply with quote

Fastest is Turpentine. Mineral spirits will work but Turps just dissolves the stuff instantly and is safe for the monofilm.
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Ugly_Bird



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2022 9:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Sap removal Reply with quote

Awalk wrote:
Fastest is Turpentine. Mineral spirits will work but Turps just dissolves the stuff instantly and is safe for the monofilm.


Because it is obtained from the evergreens. It is pretty much the solvent in those saps.
It also smells good. Smile
Ethanol and isopropanol dissolve sticky saps and probably OK on the monofilm but I would try them on some old sails first.
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