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Old 17 July 2014, 02:16   #1
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Cleaning tubes

What are the best products for cleaning tubes, and then protecting afterwards ?
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Old 17 July 2014, 02:57   #2
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You may find some answers if you do a search as this subject has been a frequent flyer on here over the years.


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Old 18 July 2014, 14:30   #3
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Rib cleaning kit for Rib and inflatable boats

Very good.
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I use a "Mr. Clean" magic eraser with water. It works very well on my PU tubes! Don't know for hypalon and pvc.
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Fairy Power Spray is meant to be good. Not tried it myself but the results of other people are very searchable in the RIBnet archives.

I use RIB revive once a year, after the winter months. Then just fresh water after every trip to rinse off any crap.
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I tried Fairy Power Spray recently. I have to say that I was underwhelmed by the results. Mind you, I didn't leave it on for the prescribed ten minutes as the rubber fitting were running black! Having scrubbed it off with cloth and hose, there was still quite a bit of whitish streaking on drying - enough to make me wary of a second go (although I'll give it one more chance)

Tubes finished with 303 UV Protectant - easy to apply, nice mattish finish but OMG, talk about Slippery When Wet - absolutely treacherous!
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I tried Fairy Power Spray recently. :
Not empowered enough after use? ;-)
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Not empowered enough after use? ;-)
Ruined me Marigolds too!
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Did the pinny survive? :-/
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