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Old 28 April 2009, 15:07   #1
Country: UK - England
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Cleaning Tubes...Help!

Does any one have any tips on cleaning tubes? I've just got a rib and the underside of the tubes had baricles on - any tips on how to clean them? Tried RibShine and its not man enough.....

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Old 28 April 2009, 15:31   #2
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They should just come off with a brush. If not then try something like harpic or other limsescale remover. They should dissolve in acid and hypalon is very chemical resistant as is PVC.

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Old 29 April 2009, 02:27   #3
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Some diluted brick acid on a pan scourer works wonders. Just be careful - its strong stuff!
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Old 29 April 2009, 11:22   #4
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Cillit Bang 'Grime & Lime'

Used it on my boat to clean a load of barnicles off the hull and lower tubes. Spray on, leave for 30 seconds and wipe off.
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