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Old 21 April 2004, 11:52   #1
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Cleaning tubes.

Just joined Ribnet, so here is my first post.
I am preparing my RIB Unlimited for the season here in Sweden as the ice has now melted! Does anybody have any tips for removing weed/marine life from Hypalon tubes? The rear of the tubes is in contact with seawater when at rest, it seems to be nearly impossible to remove!
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Old 21 April 2004, 12:26   #2
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A good scrubbing and a few days spare time!! Thats how I remember tackling my Valiant after it had been left in for 2 months!! When you get the tubes clean, eventually! Put on some kind of rib cleaner, protectant. I use "Ribshine" and haven't been scrubbing since.
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Old 21 April 2004, 12:30   #3
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Hi have a look at this thread for some ideas
Banish the green stuff!

I have used Star Brite hull cleaner to great effect it shifted nasty growth & stains no problem then all ells failed!
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Old 21 April 2004, 12:44   #4
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These guys do a hypalon cleaner - http://www.southernmarine.co.uk/index.htm

You could try somethign like that but i found it just needed a good scrub or a blast with the pressure washer.
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Old 21 April 2004, 13:12   #5
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Hi;

You can give me a call, i have a very good cleaner called Sea Power that we are using, removes almost everything and also protects the tubes.
You find my number and mail on my homepage below.
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Old 23 April 2004, 03:44   #6
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Thank you for the info, I have ordered some sea power cleaner fron the distributors here in Sweden.
Should be able to launch next weekend!
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