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Old 11 January 2003, 19:45   #1
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Fading Hypalon

Any one got any great methods for slowing down the fading of hypalon? Had a look at the old girl today and looks like she's starting to fade already, only had it re-tubed 18 months ago. Are there any hypalon specific cleaners you can buy? RIB turtle wax? If so where from? How much etc?

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Old 11 January 2003, 22:55   #2
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I guess it goes without saying, but i'll say it anyway - a cover?

Someone once advised me that a good boat cover doubles the life of a boat, it seamed stupid at the time but i think it's true.

Do you have a cover?

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Tubes are like deck shoes, they all look the same but some are better than others! Whos make of Hypalon are th etubes made out of? I ask this question because the cure is different for each make. Contact mme on my PM

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Anybody know what 1650 decitex orca is like? Good or bad ?
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ORCA

Is VERY GOOD!!

I have a comparison test between ORCA hypalon (done by ORCA) 1650 dtex and a PVC. I'll post it on Wed.
However, both products performed similarly during that test.
ORCA is used by many major manufacturers.
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Re: Fading Hypalon

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Any one got any great methods for slowing down the fading of hypalon?
There is no cure as far as I know. It is most likely that the this Hypalon material is of a very poor quality.
To minimise the fading look just wash it with a light solution of warm water and washing up liquid, rins it and polish it with some silicone based polish (I have also used armorall sometimes in the past with success!!). It will shine temporarily but the fading will go on.
If you start rubbing it with a harder cleaning compound it will get worst.
You will see that if you try it that the colour will come off in the cloth and it will fade even more.
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Fading Hypalon

If the fading gets too bad use Flexipaint to paint the tubes.
It is nothing more than a Hypalon based paint. It is very hard wearing and last for ages. Because it is Hypalon based it cures all those little leaks and does not look painted.
It is available from a company in Hull and they do next day delivery. PM me if you want their details.
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Henshaw did the tubes in late 2001. Looking at the web-site it seems to be 1200gsm. No brand listed on the website and yes I do cover it with a tarp when I remember!
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Rib shine and alot of hard work will bring the colour back a bit. If it is realy bad go for the painted option.

get a cover on it to stop it getting worce.

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Why not try ringing Henshaw.

It sounds a bit odd that they have faded so much in just over a year, especially if they have been covered up.
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