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Old 09 April 2005, 09:34   #1
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Dull tubes

Cleaned Zippy this morning with some Ribshine i was given by someone at work.

I was shocked at the dirt that came off. although i wash it off everytime im out i guess the previous owner wasnt so careful and it really was pretty horrible!

Trouble is, now the tubes look a bit dull. there seem to be a lot more people with black tubes these days so how can i restore some of the colour and protect them for a bit longer.

Before you all say "Replace the tubes" thats not an option! i would rather save that money to buy a bigger boat!

Thanks in advance.
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Old 09 April 2005, 10:16   #2
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Armor all vinyl protectant is pretty good.
It's also a bit cheaper than boaty things as you can get it in Halfords.
http://www.speeding.co.uk/acatalog/c...Armor_All.html
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Old 09 April 2005, 10:26   #3
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Try searching for "303" on this board, I used it on my tubes, it does miracles!
send The_polisher (I think) a email/PM asking for a sample and see if it does the job (I know it does for me!)

EDIT: What do you clean your tubes with

That's the one you need.
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Old 09 April 2005, 11:16   #4
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Try and make sure it doesnt contain silocone as i understand you cannot do future repairs (god forbidyou dont need to) as glue will not stick if you do find a product please post me as i will need some too thanks
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Old 25 April 2005, 16:30   #5
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Finally got round to cleaning Zippy again today.

The_Polisher very kindly sent me a sample of the cleaner and protectant and what can i say.... its very very very impressive.

Really bought the colour back. a few more times as its never been treated before and we will be all set.

The stuff is really good, sprayed on neat and rubbed in. i will definatly be getting some more in the near future!

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Old 26 April 2005, 02:38   #6
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Rib Polish

To add to the confusion re cleaning and treatment afterwards I cleaned mine with Traffic film Remover which you can get from Motor factors such as ARE which removes all the dirt (and your skin ) then treated with Johnson's Eternum which I use to treat our dance floors ( I'm a marquee man) . The Eternum is wiped on with a sponge and dries in about 20 mins leaving a good not too shiny finish . It usually lasts a season . Our boat live out on a mooring .
Zippy give me a call if you want some Eturnum as I have gallons of it! Progress being made on LONGDOG at last !
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Old 26 April 2005, 06:56   #7
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Try and make sure it doesnt contain silocone as i understand you cannot do future repairs
Is this true? I know that Frank Roffe (at Humber) sprays everything in sight with "Pledge" and recommends spraying the tubes with it regularly. I admit I haven't (yet, thank the Lord!) tried any repairs though.

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Yeh, but Pledge & Mr Sheen are really slippery under foot. And they last about 5 minutes.
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