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Old 12 September 2014, 21:29   #1
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Question for the chemists

So my older zodiac was fine and clean. Even put 303 protectant on it. I decided to cover it and it turned red!? (From gray) ... It had happened before and usually goes back to original color after a couple of days... What is going on?
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Old 13 September 2014, 03:37   #2
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Old 13 September 2014, 07:02   #4
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Here a an ugly pic... Will monitor as using today and tomorrow...see if goes away
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I have noticed in certain conditions, if the material on my tubes gets warm and some water gets splashed on it, it will discolour (usually goes lighter) until the water has dried off and then the original colour returns, ive never got to the botom of why it is, but, because its not permanant, never found the need to ? .. there must be some superficial absorption going on
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I assume your cover is not red (or reddish) ?

It looks to me like bacteria/mould - surprised its so bad but if its had just the right conditions (warm, damp etc) then its plausible.
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It looks like the boat has had some sun damage at a point in its life, the protectorant you have been using may have masked the problem.

Over time and in the moist warm atmosphere under the cover the damage becomes visable again.

Just a guess ?
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For sure the tubes are very sundamaged --on their last days
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What model and year is the boat? Looks like a Pro 650???
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