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Old 13 September 2009, 10:55   #1
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Cleaning Hypalon

Can anyone give me a pointer or two?

I just bought my first RIB this year and have used it enough that the "Scum Line" is starting to become visible on the tubes and hull. Can anyone recommend a product that is safe to use on hyponlon and the aluminum hull to clean it?

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If its not too bad try normal washing powder as used for clothes.
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Old 13 September 2009, 17:02   #3
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Thanks

That was my first instinct, I think I'll try that.

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I discovered by accident that fibreglass cleaner works reasonably well too. It is slightly abrasive and does a good job with a little elbow grease. You need to rinse it well though or it leaves a bit of a white film on everything.

Having said that, the great thing with grey tubes is that they age gracefully and the dirt simply adds to their elegance...
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An orbital buffer with a light abrasive cleaner will make quick work if it.
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Be as gentle as you can. Don't eat layers of rubber off. You don't want to replace them. There is a great product called inflatable boat cleaner in a white bottle and blue label. Orange hand cleaner with no grit in it works well, too. Protect with 303.
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