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Old 31 July 2010, 16:21   #1
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cleaning Hypalon

Just got a rib with hypalon tubes that had been in storage for 5 years. the tubes are covered with what appears to be mold. Read a lot of the posts about all the different cleaning products available and i'm sure they work well but I wonder if a simple combination of vinager,baking soda and water would be effective and not damage the hypalon. All thoughts appreciated.
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Old 31 July 2010, 17:22   #2
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Most people here use TFR (traffic film remover) diluted or a product designed for cleaning tubes.
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Didn't know "How clean is your house" was aired in the US
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They won't do the Hypalon any harm I doubt if they'll do much cleaning though.
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Oh man. I'd just firebomb that gaff
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Can't believe you actually watched it, I got as far as the dollars and thought, thats Amercia, it'll do.
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I don't know if you can get it in the states but Autoglym Engine and Machine Cleaner will take just about anything off anything, I swear by it. It even takes Hypalon paint off your tubes, spray it on give it a rub and half the paint will be on your hand. I'm sure with a bit of elbow grease, it would take all the paint off.

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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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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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Quality TFR in a slightly stronger solution. Apply with a Scotchbrite pad and rinse immediately. This combo will remove anything including the grain in the Hypalon if not carried out with care.
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