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Old 16 July 2008, 03:05   #11
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When my bright blue RIB faded I used TFR and it was fantastic - I then started applying 303 and it looked great - as soon as I stopped applying 303 it faded again - it took exactly the same same sort of time to fade!!!

The TFR is just a cleaner - a lot depends on how you apply it - a soft nylon brush seems best.

It is rather silly to just keep cleaning the tubes every time they oxidise - no matter what cleaner you use you will need to protect them afterwards.

I think you are being very unfair in pointing the finger at the TFR. try the ribshine or whatever and DON'T use the 303 - you will soon see!!!

Never happend before but I agree 100%
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Old 16 July 2008, 08:44   #12
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What is wrong with 303?

I have tried all sorts - 3m, Mer, 303 etc and the main problem i get (possibly as black) is that once on it looks lovely but shows up hand/bum/foot prints straight away!
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removing glue/adhesives

Autoglym do a brilliant adhesive/tar remover for the motor trade valleter,although Im sure you wont need 5 litres! you may be able to cadge some localy,and no it wont damage your
tubes!
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TFR comes in a caustic and non-caustic form, maybe people are using different types of TFR and hence getting different results/problems.

Anybody have a suggestion of which type is better to use?

TFR also seems to be made by a variaty of companies, maybe they don't all use exactly the same makeup of chemicals.
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Traditional TFR is caustic based - that's what machine mart sell.
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