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Old 15 August 2010, 10:52   #1
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What will remove ratchet strap stains from PVC Tubes?

Can anyone help with recommending a cleaner to remove stains that have been caused by a black nylon ratchet strap that was left on the boat over the last week and got wet in the rain. I have tried quite a few things and nothing will touch it. The stain seems to of impregnated the PVC.

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Old 15 August 2010, 12:11   #2
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Try TFR (traffic film remover) I believe this is the standard stuff used (remember to dilute it first! or if using neat wear a mask and good gloves)
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Old 15 August 2010, 15:40   #3
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If you put TFR into the search facilty on this site, plenty of info will come up. You can buy TFR at Partco, Parkengue, Penryn. Past WC Rowe, bear left, at the end of the road on the left.
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If there has been dye transfer to the PVC, then you're probably screwed as it will "migrate". As the guys say, nail as much as you can with TFR and consider a light rub with fine sandpaper...

Time is not your friend on this one!
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There is another course of action which needs to be carried out with great care. Gun Wash (thinners) and wire wool. Go at it gently and rinse well after. I used this method on the really stubborn bits on the SR.
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