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Old 26 July 2006, 05:06   #1
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cleaning GRP/colour restorer

The console on my RIB is a bit faded and could do with a clean up - comes from living under the ozone hole I guess

I've got some tube restorer on order, but what's the best thing for cleaning GRP to restore the colour a bit - I'm thinking something like automotive T-cut might do the job, or maybe a sponge with a slightly abrasive cream cleaner like Jif? It just looks a bit old and crap at the moment but I don't want to use anything that might attack/dissolve the surface! I did a quick search but didn't see anything on GRP, only on cleaning tubes.

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Old 26 July 2006, 06:40   #2
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farecla do a good range of compounds but you can start with ordinary rubbing paste and then Farecla grade 3 and 10. also try giving an unseen piece a lite rub with 1200 grade wet and dry and see what that does for you!
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Old 26 July 2006, 07:24   #3
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Thanks, will have a go with wet & dry, there are no outlets here selling any specialist stuff so I'll try some experimentation with readily available things and also try the wet & dry and see what it looks like!

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Old 26 July 2006, 07:56   #4
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T-cut works fine. It just needs plenty of elbow grease.
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Old 26 July 2006, 08:55   #5
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try giving an unseen piece a lite rub with 1200 grade wet and dry and see what that does for you!
itt didunt doo a lott. bein a caygy buggir i tryed itt onn anuvver nobburs bote furst. (fantum 28 wiv twinn deezels).

cann yew lennd mee sum jelcote fillir

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try giving an unseen piece a lite rub with 1200 grade wet and dry and see what that does for you!
When I checked the unseen bits, they were all nice and shiny
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Thanks everybody. I have some T cut already so will give that a go and see - it is only a small single seat console so I can probably spare that much elbow grease
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