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Old 14 April 2009, 07:19   #1
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Cleaning /preserver agent

Hi all ,i was just wondering if there was anything else further i could do to preserve my PVC inflatable,,,,,,,,after each usesage in salt water ,i wash her down thouroughly with fresh water from my garden hose,let it all dry out and then it gets packed away and stored, i have had it for 3 years now and it looks good as new ,the only thing that has suffered a little is the transom alloy o/b plate ,paint has peeled off and a little salt water has got in and there is a slight corrosion,,,,,,what I am enquiring about is could i be doing more ,is there some sort of polish perserver that can be applied ,that keeps the pvc supple and in good condition?
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Old 14 April 2009, 09:36   #2
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Sounds like you are doing a good job at the moment ! I use Rib revive ( I'm a big fan!) on my PVC SIB ( & other hyplalon tubes) - seesm to bring it up like new & then the 3m Protector. Not sure if it does it any good , but it does seem to make the water bead off easier !
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Old 14 April 2009, 11:57   #3
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I use meguairs Mirror wax #16, only downside is it makes the tubes very slippy!
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Old 14 April 2009, 13:46   #4
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Cheers gents,so is it only cosmetic, polishing it, or does it give it longer life?
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