Cleaning and straightening out your sails
Posted 28 March 2013 - 06:31 PM
As a side note, does anyone know if there is a pattern online for these sails so we can make our own? Might be useful if your sails are so gone that they need replacements, I bet there's a lot of very appropriate fabrics that would make good sails.
Posted 29 March 2013 - 11:27 PM
Same here. I managed to find the sails (and hull etc) of the Caribbean Clipper yesterday, and they are very dirty - smoke stained by the look of it. Will try a few techniques mentioned here and see how I go.
Posted 31 March 2013 - 11:38 AM
Yes, a user has posted good quality scans of a lot of the older pirate sails on Brickshelf, here http://www.brickshel...ery.cgi?f=27997
Have fun :)
Edited by absolutelylez, 31 March 2013 - 11:39 AM.
Posted 02 April 2013 - 11:14 AM
I can't tell you how happy I was with how stiff the sails were after ironing them wet.
Obviously the washing machine caused a few frayed edges, but my wife is quite handy with fabrics, and by the time she'd done trimming them, the sails looked brand new.
TyoSolo - www.Bricktrader.net
Posted 02 April 2013 - 03:18 PM
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Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:36 AM
In your post the sail with the brown coffee like spill is mildew? I really hope I can get these dots out. When I am with my Lego again, will have to get some photos and try my hand at cleaning.
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