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Old 18 March 2019, 04:48   #1
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Roller marks

Anyone else have a roller bunk trailer that leaves black marks on the hull every time you launch/recover?
Wondering a) why it happens - are the rollers c**p or perishing with age (circa 2007) b) can I stop it somehow or do I need to replace the rollers and c) whatís the best way to clean up the hull?
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Old 18 March 2019, 06:41   #2
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Different rollers are made from different materials. Black rubber marks from new and as you propose - gets worse with age. If you use caustic cleaning chemicals around them - it gets worse in the short term as a layer of perished rubber frees off.

It is possible to buy replacement rollers in plastic type materials. It will be an expensive undertaking!

The marks should be easy to clean off. If something handy like WD40 won't shift them then invest in some GRP cleaner/polish. Car or caravan products are cheap and handy - but you can up the budget and get bespoke marine products for three times the cost. Any chandlery will stock.
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Old 18 March 2019, 08:40   #3
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when windscreen wipers start to scream they say use rubbing alcohol which works rub until no black on your cloth then spray with back to black it will help for a while but as willk says rubber only lasts for so long depending on shore hardness better buying to propper rollers not cheap though
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when windscreen wipers start to scream they say use rubbing alcohol
Or Isle of Jura, I'd imagine. Although the burnt rubber smell will linger...

Thanks for the tip tho - it's a thing I need to do.
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Or Isle of Jura, I'd imagine. Although the burnt rubber smell will linger...

Thanks for the tip tho - it's a thing I need to do.
it doesn't last long though about a week if like me cant stand the noise so helps until i get them changed
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Or Isle of Jura, I'd imagine. Although the burnt rubber smell will linger...

Thanks for the tip tho - it's a thing I need to do.


Whatever you do, donít use Laphroig, itíll etch the glass
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[QUOTE=willk;791719]Or Isle of Jura, I'd imagine. Although the burnt rubber smell


Nothing wrong with Isla Jura!!
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My rollers are soft red plastic and I still get black scuff marks on my hull. I believe road dirt and exhaust fumes etc gather on the rollers and leave residue on the hull.
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My rollers are soft red plastic and I still get black scuff marks on my hull. I believe road dirt and exhaust fumes etc gather on the rollers and leave residue on the hull.
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Makes a lot of sense! You're not getting red scuffs though - and I've peeled roller rubber off my hull after particularly forceful loadings....
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