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Old 17 February 2009, 14:00   #11
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I agree about 303 and how it shows every fingerprint. But it is so readily available and it is better than no protection. Sun is bad on tubes...
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Old 17 February 2009, 14:23   #12
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Manos recommends Toluene.
But he hasn't been around much since he did, perhaps it wasn't such a good idea! Washing the underside of your motor with diesel was a cracker though!
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Old 17 February 2009, 15:56   #13
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dirty hypalon

start by wiping the enitre tube with Methyl Ekyl Keytone(MEK) poured on a piece or two of cheese cloth. I then have found the best way to bring back the perfect sheen is the "aurora" poly-guard. good luck!

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Old 04 March 2009, 20:39   #14
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+1 on Magic Erasers. I used them today for the first time preparing our Hurricane 733 for an inspection next week. It cut through the dead pigment/oxidation on the sponsons in seconds. It also made quick work of some black rub marks and spots on the interior FRP. If I had more than three of them, I would've done the whole boat. Finished it off with 303.
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Good to know. I'd heard of hard boaters using magic erasers for scuff marks on gelcoat, but not on RIB tubes.

Rich; are you cleaning up the NOAA RIB, or does the Hurricane belong to you?


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Old 05 March 2009, 17:50   #16
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The Hurricane is NOAA's. We have five of them throughout the SE. The boats are ten years old with the original tube sets and O/Bs but still good to go.

I still have to finish cleaning the center console fiberglass using 3M cleaner/restorer and a Mother's Powerball. The results so far have been pretty good. As you can imagine, the boat takes a beating in the FL sun.
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Old 06 April 2009, 12:31   #17
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dollar store cleaner

Now that the boat cover is off, I finally picked up the .99 ct cleaner that Capntroy recommended. I have to say, it is way beyond my expectations, it's great! It took off some odd white stains that Roll off, my former favorite cleaner didn't touch. It also cleaned the gray rub strake like new. At a buck a bottle it beats the high end stuff.
One question to Captnoy, do you use it full strength or diluted? I used it straight out of the bottle.

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