In an attempt to brighten up my 9 yr old Avon Seasport I removed some old patches(repair spots) but glue remains on tubes.Patches were simply glued over leaking seams.
How can I remove those glue remains? Tried clear petrol,but that doesn't work.
I don't dare to try anything more aggressive because I'm afraid the tubes will dissapear using those chemicals.
Still wondered in the bad shape those tubes are in after 9 yrs
of probably hard life. Friend of mine has safety-control function in offshore industry (oil-ricks) but has never seen rib-tubes in the bad condition of my boat.
On some places even the top layer comes off,showing the hypalon structure.AVON supplier in the Netherlands assured me it
could only be optical,for those tubes could last for 30 years ?????????????.
A lot of seams have come loose,but can be glued,but still.....
However the hull is in mint condition,no cracks or other problems anywhere.I've looked at FOR SEA's ,Joker boats,Zodiacs,couple of years old with major polyester hull problems.