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Old 19 May 2007, 16:59   #1
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Best tube cleaner ever?

I think I have struck gold with finding a cheap easy to use tube cleaner that doesn't rely on abrading the tubes or handling highly toxic chemicals.

Still needs a fair bit of elbow grease but then again I think they all do.

As to what it is I was about to say but I may just start marketing the stuff myself.......

Here is the before and after - well pleased with it.

If anyone wants a tip - don't buy light blue tubes if it's going to be out in the sun!!!
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I think I have struck gold

beefor i moove innto numbir tenn an takks yew ribnobburs innto obbliviun i wont to noe wich iz de beforr an wich iz de arfter piktewer

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Old 19 May 2007, 17:07   #3
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beefor i moove innto numbir tenn an takks yew ribnobburs innto obbliviun i wont to noe wich iz de beforr an wich iz de arfter piktewer

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The after is the one with the hole in it innit!!!
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Is it just me or does the second photo look worse than the first.
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Is it just me or does the second photo look worse than the first.
It's you - the 2nd clearly shows a circular patch that is now free from the white oxidisation.
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Got you. I thought that was the good bit and the rest hadn't worked.
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I only did a few test patches - not easy when the boat is on a mooring and there is a 4' swell in the harbour. It was so windy yachts under bare poles were heeled over as if under full sail.

Will do the rest over the next few days. Then some floor polish to stop it happening again - I hope!!!

There is a very faded orange/yellow RIB near mine - it's so tempting to give it a quick scrub - suppose I better ask first..........
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I'm still not sure on how that floor polish works. Klear if thats it, was no use at all when I used to use it near any sort of water and a flexing surface. Are you using Klear with good results ?
If so a camera with a macro setting and a photo taken at an angle should show some dramatic improvements. Can you take such photos and maybe even a photo after the Klear treated product has been at sea !
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Got you. I thought that was the good bit and the rest hadn't worked.
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.... there is a 4' swell in the harbour. ..........
Has the wave machine from Swansea Leisure Centre been re-located?
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Has the wave machine from Swansea Leisure Centre been re-located?
They never had a wave machine - they just ducted it from the Burry Estuary!!!

And don't start me off about the leisure centre - any wonder our council tax is so high???
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They never had a wave machine - they just ducted it from the Burry Estuary!!!

And don't start me off about the leisure centre - any wonder our council tax is so high???
And don't start me off about Council Tax..........
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Will do the rest over the next few days. Then some floor polish to stop it happening again - I hope!!!
Codders, have you seen anyone else try floor polish on a rib with any success? Not having a dig, just curious that's all - when a junior scrote under training in the military we tried Klear to get parade shoes up to scratch and its fine when static, but as soon as you flex the area its applied on, it cracks big time..
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This is what I've said a couple of times. I was a sad git that had to highly bull his boots every 24 hours for 14 years so I thought I knew what I was talking about. Glad to have someone agree with me. I just don't see how it can stay on a RIB.
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I put StoneGlo (floor polish) on my rather tired tubes a few weeks back. Very happy with the result and no problems so far.

As to comparing tubes with boots, that’s just daft. Yes, tubes flex but not like boots. Also, I bet you put the Kleer onto already polished boots.
When applying to the tubes they partly absorbed the polish giving a good finish that is showing no signs of cracking anywhere.

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Codders, have you seen anyone else try floor polish on a rib with any success?
I've used it, and it worked very well. It wasn't Klear though, so maybe that's one to avoid.

Stoneglo is a terrazzo floor polish, similar to the type that I used. It worked for me, and seems to be doing OK for v666 too.

Klear seems to be something rather different.

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I put StoneGlo (floor polish) on my rather tired tubes a few weeks back. Very happy with the result and no problems so far.

As to comparing tubes with boots, that’s just daft. Yes, tubes flex but not like boots. Also, I bet you put the Kleer onto already polished boots.
When applying to the tubes they partly absorbed the polish giving a good finish that is showing no signs of cracking anywhere.

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How is that comparison daft? Anything that starts off as a liquid and hardens to a solid like Klear is going to suffer if repeatedly flexed - tubes flex, shoes flex, what's the problem?
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Shoes flex to about 45 degrees leaving crease lines, tubes do not.
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the toe caps of navy boots dont flex 45 degrees unless you've got something seriously wrong with your feet.
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