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    ripstop sil cleaning?

    i got an old army poncho made out of ripstop sil-nylon. i was thinking about using it as a tarp when the weather was warmer so it would do double duty. well when i got it it was dirty. no big deal i took a damp sponge and the dirt and dust came right off. the thing i cant get to come off is the smell. i dont know what the smell is but i cant get rid of it. someone on another forum suggested i use fabreeze on it but i wasnt sure if that would interact with the sil. is it safe to use or is there a better way. i thought since you guys are always working with sil you might know.

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    I know Vinegar works well on synthetic clothing, but I've never tried to clean sil. I might have a scrap or two lying around, I can try it tonight.
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    Have to just left it outside for an extended period to see if it will air out?
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    i tried to air it out for a few days first and it didnt help much.

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    i did try the soap and water but it didnt get the smell out of the fabric.

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