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Old 03 September 2010, 07:13   #1
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faded hypalon

Just wondering if anyones got any tips on how to restore the colour in hypalon tubes? Think the tops of the tubes have faded with the sunlight hitting them. Thanks!
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Old 03 September 2010, 07:16   #2
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Some RNLI use wax to protect them. (quote chewy) It also brings the colour out a bit on faded ones, but primarily helps to stop fading and algae growth to some extent if the toobs are in the water. I'm a fan.

Does make them a bit slippier though, so if you have a small boat and often have people sitting on the toobs, think about it first.
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Old 03 September 2010, 08:50   #4
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is T cut not a bit abrasive? It may well clean the hypalon, but it will take more colour out I would have thought!
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Hi I have always used Ribshop products for my tubes abd to date I have never been dissapointed. I have yellow tubes and they were definately the worse of wear at the begining of the season so I spent an afternoon bring them back and what a difference, deeper shade but bright added to the appearence of the boat and brought some nice comments. Well worth doing!!

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Old 03 September 2010, 12:49   #6
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faded tubes

ive got a blue humber ocean pro and the tubes were very faed so i used this hypalon cleaner from ribcraft then a coulour restorer its come up like brand new , it costs about 45 thou but worth it.
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Just wondering if anyones got any tips on how to restore the colour in hypalon tubes? Think the tops of the tubes have faded with the sunlight hitting them. Thanks!
Use a product called RIBSHINE from force 4 chandlers. I have a 25 year old searider and it looks better than some of the newer boats we go out with
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it costs about 45 thou
Blimey that's expensive
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