Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 10 February 2008, 06:59   #1
Member
 
Country: Ireland
Town: cork
Boat name: none
Make: HUMBER DESTROYER 5.8
Length: 5m +
Engine: 140HP sUZUKI
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 262
Best Rib Tube Cleaners??

what is the best Tube cleaner for a rib and where can it be purchased?
__________________

__________________
ciaranp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 February 2008, 07:42   #2
RIBnet admin team
 
Nos4r2's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: The wilds of Wiltshire
Boat name: WhiteNoise/Dominator
Make: Ballistic 7.8/SR5.4
Length: 7m +
Engine: Opti 225/Yam 85
MMSI: 235090687/235055163
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,645
RIBase
Use the search facility-search 'tube cleaner'. You'll find enough reading for a couple of hours
__________________
Need spares,consoles,consumables,hire,training or even a new boat?

Please click HERE and HERE and support our Trade Members.

Join up as a Trade member or Supporter HERE
Nos4r2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 February 2008, 12:17   #3
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Boat name: Seashell
Make: Redbay
Length: 7m +
Engine: Inboard diesel
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 5,263
Traffic film remover (TFR) diluted with water. You can get it on ebay very cheaply. Wear gloves, put some in a sprayer, spray onto the tube, then rub with a soft green pan scourer. Rinse with lots of fresh water.
__________________
Tim M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 February 2008, 13:15   #4
Member
 
Country: Ireland
Town: cork
Boat name: none
Make: HUMBER DESTROYER 5.8
Length: 5m +
Engine: 140HP sUZUKI
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 262
cheers for that
__________________
ciaranp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 February 2008, 13:51   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Fareham
Boat name: Wave Glider
Make: Cobra 7.55
Length: 7m +
Engine: Suzuki 250
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 118
See my post about Rib-Shop, they use stuff called Rib Revive and a 3M protectant and it has done wonders for my Rib and can be bought from their website.....
__________________
adams1x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 February 2008, 06:13   #6
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Boat name: Seashell
Make: Redbay
Length: 7m +
Engine: Inboard diesel
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 5,263
I suspect Rib Revive is similar to diluted TFR; it smells similar, burns your skin in a similar way when you don't wear gloves, and gives a similar result.
__________________
Tim M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 February 2008, 06:24   #7
Member
 
Hightower's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Fareham
Length: 6m +
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 7,855
Only burns your hands if you've got namby pamby skin

All joking aside, I don't think Rib Revive is TFR, certainly not the stuff I had anyway.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Tim M View Post
I suspect Rib Revive is similar to diluted TFR; it smells similar, burns your skin in a similar way when you don't wear gloves, and gives a similar result.
__________________
Andy

Looks Slow but is Fast
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club.
Hightower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 February 2008, 09:51   #8
Member
 
Country: Ireland
Town: cork
Boat name: none
Make: HUMBER DESTROYER 5.8
Length: 5m +
Engine: 140HP sUZUKI
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 262
how does it work?
how is it applied etc?how long do you leave it on and rinse off with water?
__________________
ciaranp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 February 2008, 10:36   #9
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Make: BLANK
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 12,791
TFR is great but I found a green nylon scourer a bit too rough - use a soft nylon brush instead - Tesco do some great ones cheap - also good for alloy wheels.
__________________
codprawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 February 2008, 10:58   #10
Member
 
Country: Other
Town: Stanley, Falkland Is
Boat name: Seawolf
Make: Osprey Vipermax 5.8
Length: 5m +
Engine: Etec 150
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 3,688
Does anybody think the "tube protector" does anything?

I have done my RIB a couple of times with Rib Revive and the effect is dramatic - but last time I did part of the tube immediately afterwards with 3M tube conditioner for the first time and it didn't seem to make a darned bit of difference so I didn't do the rest, and three months on the whole tube still looks much the same and is just starting to look a bit grubby again. What's it actually supposed to do?

ciaranp you spray the Rib Revive on from the supplied trigger spray bottle, leave it for a minute or so and then scrub it with a scourer and wash it off with lots and lots of water. Don't leave it to dry on the tube in hot sun as it then leaves horrid streaks which are a bugger to shift - no prizes for guessing how I know that! Best done on a dull day, I do about a chamber at a time on my RIB as by the time I have sprayed that much it is ready to start scrubbing at the other end. The first time I did it, it took a lot of elbow grease but it had been stored in a warehouse populated by smelly forklift trucks, last time I did it, it was dead easy and took me less than an hour to do the whole boat.
__________________

__________________
A Boat is a hole in the water, surrounded by fibreglass, into which you throw money...

Sent from my Computer, using a keyboard and mouse
BogMonster is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:03.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.