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Old 21 April 2003, 09:48   #21
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This comes from somebody who uses thinners to clean boats. Thinners a substance designed to brake down glue, glue that holds out boats together.
Not good.
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Use Fairy liquid in warm water and after rinsing it use shining type (the mat works too but for a better effect) ARMORALL!! It works 100+1% and with no side effects.
I used this treatment in all the SIBs, RIBs, fibre glass boats I had since I started and they all looked like brand new even after 10 years of use.
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Old 21 April 2003, 12:41   #23
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Reminds me of something one of the lads at air cadets did once,
Air cadets, now Navy, have you got a bit of a fetish for wearing uniforms, or do you just enjoy having someone shouting at you?
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Old 21 April 2003, 14:07   #24
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Anyway, time to reveal all. "Quarry tile sealer" Available from your local hardwear shop. Put on with a soft rag with one wipe, dont try and polish it!!, wait for it to dry (one hour) and lay another coat over the top, again, DO NOT POLISH IT.
When it is dry only the sealer will scatch, not the tube. I suspect that someone will tell me I do not know what I am talking about but, hey, their loss.
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and i was looking forward to gettin you drunk

with this method is it best to give the tubes a get clean with something like sugar soap first or does this sealer have cleaning properties in it?

and i presume that you can just wash the sealer, without having to re-apply it?

thank you sir
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You can also find this sealer at you local janitorial supplies shop (check the Yellow Pages) where it will be called something like "High solid emulsion floor polish". This will be cheaper than B&Q and while you are there you can pick up a gallon of good multi-purpose industrial cleaner. Last time I had to buy any I got 5 litres of each for under 30, and that should last several seasons.

Get your tubes clean before you seal them though, or you will just seal the dirt in! Better still, apply the sealer before they get dirty . . .

If you use detergent or sugar soap, be sure to thoroughly rinse it all off. If you use thinners (sometimes the only option) just use enough to dampen a rag and you are unlikely to see your seams unravelling.

It really is great stuff by the way, and is really easy to apply. Brings your finger nails up a treat too Apply it at the beginning of each season and you're set -- even dried on seagul shit just hoses off.

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Although I'm not interested in ribs, this stuff interests me!
When the tube gets flexed, does it not "crack" the coating, or does this stuff set as a flexible layer?

Also, if you add coats over a couple of seasons, and it presumably gets to be a thick layer, can you get it off?
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It sets as a shiny flexible layer. It doesn't crack, but will abrade if something rubs against it (but better than the tube wearing!).

I have found that after a season's use of the boat there isn't much sealer left on and a thorough scrubbing takes you back to clean tubes ready for anther coat.

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That sounds like it could have many uses! I shall try that on something, ta
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Cool, I'll try it on the boats this week. Does anybody want AP's slab of Heinecken
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Old 21 April 2003, 19:03   #30
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Cool, I'll try it on the boats this week. Does anybody want AP's slab of Heinecken
tell ya what, pop over to sunny jersey and i shall clean and polish you boat for you, for those heinecken
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