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Old 19 June 2007, 17:37   #11
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how about nail varnish remover, that's pretty inflammable too, works a treat on my nails
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Old 19 June 2007, 19:17   #12
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Might be worth trying lighter fluid. It may take a while but it's a nice 'soft' solvent.
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Old 19 June 2007, 20:51   #13
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I don't know if wd-40 is sold across the pond, but I find it good at removing adhesive residue and stains from my tubes. It may help remove what ever got on your boat. You should then 303 the tubes when done.
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tar spots

Get hold of some jiff liquid had this problem in malta on a boat and this fetched it of a treat and if its stained the tube use some vim powder but be carefull ! it will work
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Use Acetone but wash off immediately after you have applied it and again avoid glued surfaces, its also fantastic stuff to get marks of fibreglass
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Just an update in case anyone else ever has the same problem.

Petrol and a Tampon did the trick!!! Soak the end of the Tampon in petrol and hold it onto the tar spot for a while. Then use a butter knife to gently scrape it away.
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Just an update in case anyone else ever has the same problem.

Petrol and a Tampon
Did you get some strange looks walking into Boots with a can of petrol? What on earth made you think of that rather than a rag? Good idea though.
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Did you get some strange looks walking into Boots with a can of petrol? What on earth made you think of that rather than a rag? Good idea though.
Maybe not as strange as the startled look on Mrs. Prawn's face at the beginning of next month!
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