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    Posted: 13 October 2003 at 5:27pm
Has anyone got a good idea about how to clean soft lockers?  Black mildew stains are the problem.  Also the wax coating clogs up the washing machine.
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When I bought my boat 3 years ago, the soft lockers were so mildewd, I though they were gone.  I washed them 3 or 4 times with bleach in the washing machine and they came out great.  Still look great.
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has bleaching worked for anyone else? mildew is a slight problem.  dark rum stains also tough to get out (crew doesn't like to tighten the cap!!!)

 

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Addendum.  I tried the bleach  (hypochlorite)  on a test strip (one of the detachable pouches which was quite mildewed).  It did a good job of removing the mildew but of course the color is subtly different now.   I have read a bit about bleaching on internet and it appears one should look for so-called color fast bleach which uses oxygen.  Apparently this can be boosted by adding some hydogen peroxide as well.   More later...............
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Washed mine with Tide and a little bleach in a LARGE commercial washing machine. Worked pretty well. Gotta love the laundromat for jobs like this.
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I just had new softlockers made by Harken Canvas in Pewaukee, WI. They are not the original color but are nicely made for $850US. For this they made all of the hanging pieces and customized the pockets to eliminate the velcro bags near the galley, added some more pockets.

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Bleach works- even better, use THE SUN. Put the out flat on a sunny day. I did this and you can barely see the stains.
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Sent mine to dry cleaners then dyed them darker to help hide the stains . Worked pretty well .  You can still see some stains if you know where to look but not noticeable at all . 
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