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Old 18 March 2012, 17:13   #1
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Black staining from rubber fittings

My RIB is just over 4 years old. Black marks are starting to come off the rubber fittings and stain the grey hypalon. The more I clean the boat, the more black marks are appearing. I'm just using standard detergent. Black also comes off the rubber fittings on to hands. Is there anything I could use to seal the rubber and prevent this happening? Thanks.
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Old 18 March 2012, 17:23   #2
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Try 3m Rib protector,also Ribcraft do thier own Rib Product which you leave to Dry. Autoglym Bumper care brings em up, and acts as a sealer too.
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Try using a Rib Conditioner on the black fittings and on the tubes, this will help seal the rubber
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