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Old 04 February 2012, 17:11   #21
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3bar?? are you sure? Mine's 1500psi/100 bar which is about normal for a pressure washer
It's not a pressure washer with a big f@@k off diesel engine, it's a 240v 1.5KW domestic steam cleaner. Deep cleans floors, kitchens etc a treat. RIB's? Dunno yet. Got to have a chance though
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Old 04 February 2012, 19:08   #22
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It's not a pressure washer with a big f@@k off diesel engine, it's a 240v 1.5KW domestic steam cleaner. Deep cleans floors, kitchens etc a treat. RIB's? Dunno yet. Got to have a chance though
Ahh! The diesel bit of mine is only to heat the water, i'ts a glorified oil fired boiler. The pump is 240v. Yours should be worth a try, nowt better than steam for getting the salt off
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nowt better than steam for getting the salt off
Or ungluing tubes if you're not careful
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Old 05 February 2012, 02:04   #24
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Or ungluing tubes if you're not careful
For sure...I'm thinking more of using it to get rid of the hull crud after three weeks on the water during the summer. With the boat on it's trailer some of the stuff is hard to reach. Steaming around the rollers might work...
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Old 05 February 2012, 12:18   #25
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Can anyone recommend what buy to give the White tubes on my avon a real good clean?
Looked at TFR, 303, Revive, toobshine is there a winner?
Any help is much appreciated!
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Old 05 February 2012, 12:35   #26
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Or ungluing tubes if you're not careful
Yup! Hence:-

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I'm careful around the tubes & console for obvious reasons.
I've always used TFR, simply because I have it to hand, I don't know if there's a better product available, but TFR works & it's cheap. I've used it on 3 boats so far & non of 'em have fallen apart (well not through using TFR anyway)
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is this the right stuff

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Mine's non-adjustable...it's steam at 3bar or it's off. Think I'll give it a guarded go on the hull and deck and a full on go on the trailer
I knew a lad who used to steam clean his Lencraft at the carwash. Even it didn't fall apart so I would imagine that all other ribs should shrug it off
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Old 05 February 2012, 14:21   #29
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I knew a lad who used to steam clean his Lencraft at the carwash. Even it didn't fall apart so I would imagine that all other ribs should shrug it off
Including a Redbay? :-D
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The best one I have ever used on Hypalon for a good deep clean is Rib Revive. I do a couple of feet square are at a time and rub it well in with circular motion with a soft cloth (gloves on of course) After about 5 mins I put a little water on it and give it a good rub in again. The second time with the water in seems to remove the worst of the dirt.

Never letting it dry in and rinsing really well is crucial. You get a bit of colour come off on the cloth but thats normal.

For a general clean where the boat is dirty but not absolutely bogging I use TFR in the same manner as above but the biodegradable stuff isnt as good as the old fashioned take your skin off used to be. I dont seem to be able to get that any more.
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