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Old 02 August 2010, 07:48   #11
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I've got black scuff marks all over my RIB courtesy of other boaters tramping, perhaps even dancing, over my seats and tubes. I've used traffic film remover on some areas, but the shoe marks remain. Any tips on removing this from tubes, seats and GRP?

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Less aggresive than TFR, and something that I have used successfully on my tubes and upholstery is Starbrite 'Black Streak Remover'. Might be worth a go before you get into the 'heavy' stuff! For the GRP any good quality polish should do the job, but if it is really stubborn and for small areas try solvol autosol. Otherwise you could try Crystal Glo Restorer and Sealant available from cfsnet.co.uk, or there is some 3M stuff '3M Perfect-It Fast Cut Compound', which really is magic stuff for Gelcoat.
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Old 02 August 2010, 08:11   #12
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I asked the guys at Henshaws what to use to clean the matt finish tubes, they recommended cif and a plastic scourer or brush.
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I asked the guys at Henshaws what to use to clean the matt finish tubes, they recommended cif and a plastic scourer or brush.
I used to use cif, not bad but required a good bit of elbow grease.

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So, once you've cleaned your tubes. Is it worth the expense of applying any form of conditioner to maintain the shine, or is it a waste of time and money?
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So, once you've cleaned your tubes. Is it worth the expense of applying any form of conditioner to maintain the shine, or is it a waste of time and money?
I don't bother. Tried the 3M conditioner a couple of times, very expensive, doesn't seem to go very far and doesn't seem to do a lot.
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So, once you've cleaned your tubes. Is it worth the expense of applying any form of conditioner to maintain the shine, or is it a waste of time and money?
Got to say Andy that shiny tubes never look right to me. If you have time/energy/inclination I think polishing the stainless looks far more impressive
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