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Old 14 April 2016, 06:02   #1
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So, I am quickly learning that my Honwave is a dirt magnet... to say it is impossible to keep clean (with 2 kids, wife and dog) is an understatement...

so... what do people use to clean their PVC toys (oooh er missus)...

Hot soapy water?
Polymarine?
Something else?
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Old 14 April 2016, 12:59   #2
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I use fairy liquid (weak mixture) however I read somewhere that this can leave a residue that attracts dirt, so I'd also be interested in what others use..... And an easy way of removing the yellow Staines 🙄
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Old 15 April 2016, 03:24   #3
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Old 15 April 2016, 04:34   #4
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I use a squirt of fairy liquid to a half bucket of warm water for routine cleaning and for more stubborn marks I use a proper tube cleaner like the Polymarine stuff linked above. It's expensive but I use so little I've only just finished the bottle I bought 4+yrs ago.

Never found mud hard to remove but things like a black scuff mark from a trainer sole or similar need extra effort.
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I've found that power fairy does a great job cleaning the tubes then a coating of 303 protectant brings the tubes up really good
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AEROSPACE 303 is good stuff but it ain't half expensive.
I bought large 5 litre sized bottle a few years back as it was cheaper than buying the little bottles - almost cost me 100 quid:o
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I have had good luck with spray 9 on PVC or vinyl to remove grime then spray 303 for protectant. A magic eraser on really tough spots but that's basically a mild sand paper.
however, spray 9 doesn't seem to work very well on hypalon. Going to try a spot and lightly use a magic eraser. Then followup with 303.
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AEROSPACE 303 is good stuff but it ain't half expensive.
I bought large 5 litre sized bottle a few years back as it was cheaper than buying the little bottles - almost cost me 100 quid:o

303 is a protectant not particularly a cleaner. Good stuff, but you need to apply it to a clean boat. TFR is the stuff👍


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Bi-Carb of Soda works wonders on light colour tubes!
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I spent years trying to find something effective until I discovered household cream cleaner. Even the value stuff works wonders. Wet the boat, wipe the cleaner on. Leave for 5 mins, then wipe off
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