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Old 05 April 2011, 13:40   #1
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17 year old urethane tube

Check this out, this tube is in for replacement right now. The scrim is showing, the rubstrake is peeled up a bit, but the tube set is still holding air! This boat sits in 100 degree weather all summer in California.
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Old 05 April 2011, 13:42   #2
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My SR4 tubes are 26 year old and still hold air well, granted we don't have the heat you do.
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Old 05 April 2011, 13:56   #3
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If a person wanted to save money they could easily refurbish this tube with the urethane coatings available. A few layers of urethane and you are good to go!
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Old 06 April 2011, 13:41   #4
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Hi Nico,

I was wondering if I could coat my Avon (hypalon) rib tubes with the urethane coatings. Do you know if they would work on hypalon? I would key up the tube surface for better bond. The other thought was to use urethane glue as a primer prep for the bond of the urethane coat. Spread a thin coat of the urethane glue onto the hypalon before painting the tubes. I know Wing sells this coating for their urethane tubes. I just don't know if it could be used on hypalon. Any suggestions or feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06 April 2011, 14:08   #5
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If a person wanted to save money they could easily refurbish this tube with the urethane coatings available. A few layers of urethane and you are good to go!
I'm assuming by the blue lights on the cabin that saving money is the least of this client's concerns.
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