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Old 06 June 2010, 13:37   #1
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Every day cleaning of a rib

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I have used the brilliant stuff from Rib Shop to clean my Humber but whats the best stuff to clean it from day to day? I'm using halfords car wash at the moment but not sure if thats doing it any good?
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Old 06 June 2010, 15:21   #2
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When we're running every day as we are at the moment, I simply hose down at the end of the day with a hose to get all the salt off. Once a week I give them a shampoo with some normal car shampoo. Every few weeks/months I spend a bit more time and put some polish (Flagship wax - fantastic stuff) on the console etc, and do the tubes with a bit of TFR followed by some RIBshop tube conditioner.
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Old 06 June 2010, 18:53   #3
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I quite often chuck some washing powder/liquid into mine and give it a good hose off.It gets all the residues (oil, mud, etc) out very well.
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Old 07 June 2010, 05:57   #4
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Thanks for that. I used the rib shop cleaner which is excellent stuff and the polished it with the 3M polish which again is great stuff, the tubes came up like new. I always was down with a hose but I was a bit worried about using car soap just incase it damaged the tubes!!
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Old 08 June 2010, 15:48   #5
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I've just bought this stuff from a camping equipment shop http://fenwicks.info/caravan_cleaner.htm - they claim it's totally safe for rubber and plastics, so I presume it will not harm hypalon! Used it for the first time last week to wash the boat off after a couple of days use. Got the grime off well.
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