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Old 09 June 2012, 12:59   #11
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Any particular brand please? Do you have to be careful with the strong stuff on the tubes? I gather there are "neutral ph" TFR's, do you need to use those or are those tubes happy to take anything!?
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I've used TFR for years with no negative affects, rub it on with a sponge, hose it off & the boats come up like new. Around 25 for 20L it's as cheap as chips, does the job & doesn't eat your boat.
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Any particular brand please? Do you have to be careful with the strong stuff on the tubes? I gather there are "neutral ph" TFR's, do you need to use those or are those tubes happy to take anything!?
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Any bog standard TFR will do from any automotive supplier, try Partco, Macess. Hypalon is pretty bullet proof until you start chucking organic solvents at it like ketones & acetone
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We don't have TFR over here.

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Are you sure? it's the detergent used in pressure washers & steam cleaners, it might go under another name in the States. It's diluted at about 1:30 in steam cleaners, used neat on tubes it gives great results with minimum effort.
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Any bog standard TFR will do from any automotive supplier, try Partco, Macess. Hypalon is pretty bullet proof until you start chucking organic solvents at it like ketones & acetone
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Are you sure? it's the detergent used in pressure washers & steam cleaners, it might go under another name in the States. It's diluted at about 1:30 in steam cleaners, used neat on tubes it gives great results with minimum effort.
I've looked at TFR (including reading ingredients), and have not found an analog here in the US. Not saying it doesn't exist, just that comparing ingredients for many products gets really old really fast.

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This looks like the stuff
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Thanks, Dave; might have to look into it.

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I am pleased to report that my tubes are still tubes. After reading some of your posts, I went out and scrubbed them all down with some soap and water, just to be on the safe side...

One of my friends asked me if I'd bought a new boat...
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