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Old 16 April 2009, 11:17   #1
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Armour All?

I was just told by a friend not to use it on the tubes. Does it eat threads? What about the 3m vynil product?
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Old 16 April 2009, 11:32   #2
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Armor All leaves a coating that will make any glued repairs fail, getting the surface sufficiently clean is problematic. I use 303 Protectant. It does make the tubes a bit slick when first applied, but really blocks out UV. The protective coating of choice used by all river rafting companies I deal with and they work their boats hard.
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Old 16 April 2009, 12:04   #3
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Thanks!

I had never heard of that, just checked out there site. West Marine sells it here in the US. I will get some today thanks.
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Armor All leaves a coating that will make any glued repairs fail, getting the surface sufficiently clean is problematic. I use 303 Protectant. It does make the tubes a bit slick when first applied, but really blocks out UV. The protective coating of choice used by all river rafting companies I deal with and they work their boats hard.
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Old 16 April 2009, 12:18   #4
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Armor All also contains petroleum products, which are, over the long term, not real friendly to plastic and rubber products.

I agree with Kelson on the 303 (when I use anything.)

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Old 17 April 2009, 08:37   #5
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Amorall is a silcone based product which is a no no on Hypalon. While 303 is okay, it acts similar to Armorall by showing all fingerprints, smudges, and collects dust easily. It creates too much of a high gloss sheen. I suggest Aurora Polyguard made in Canada.
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I used 303 on my old boat, it made the tubes almost dangerously slippery. I much prefer Polymarine protectorant which leaves a matt finish.
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If you use 303 a lot it can make it quite hard to glue as well.
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