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Old 24 December 2006, 17:13   #31
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PVC and stuff

Ok Polwart, Initially i thought you were full of shit, now I know you are!!!!

Ok So its Good Shit, I take it all back. If I am going at "my Tubes" versus anyone elses, i will consult with you.
You officially now qualify for non armchair, resident Chemist.. problem is you seem to know so much about these chemicals I have passed on your details to the DEA... Only joking.

Thank you for that and yes i could not think of PVC.

I wouldnt bath in the stuff tho, beyond the call of duty and all that.
I would hate for you to be wrong at that stage....
As you are on the case!!! what is the chemical they use in Dry cleaning.

Have you a chemical background

Meanwhile, I accept the term of Armchair Chemist in present company.

Happy Christmas..

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Old 25 December 2006, 17:34   #32
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As you are on the case!!! what is the chemical they use in Dry cleaning.
Generally perchlorethylene (tetrachloro-ethylene to give it its "correct" name).

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Guess I may be older than some of you here! Read Chemistry at Oxford in the mid 70s and was in school labs in the late 60s! We had benzene, carbon tet, acetone sitting on the bench in glass stoppered bottles - and a raft of other nasties. Carbon tet is vile - smells of rotting cabbage - leave well alone.

Thanks for the lowdown on Hypalon - I wondered.

Practically - I use actone to clean my yellow tubes and my boat is two years old and four months with hypalon lettering stuck to the curving nose part of the tubes - some splitting (very fine lines) but basically fine.
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This thread is MAD.

I'm still not sure how best to put the name on my RIB!!

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Old 02 January 2007, 17:09   #35
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I just got a local signwriter to cut me some peel-off templates (20), bought a tin of hypalon paint (10) and am going to do it this weekend. Easy.
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Old 02 January 2007, 17:15   #36
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I'm still not sure how best to put the name on my RIB!!

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I think that is becuase the simple answer is there is no one best way. Any of the methods decribed will work. As with most things though if it costs more or involves more preparation then there is a good chance it will work/look better or last longer.
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Generally perchlorethylene (tetrachloro-ethylene to give it its "correct" name).



Yes - degree in Materials Chemistry, and PhD in Physical Chemistry.
I knew it Polwart, so it not only is it good shit, it is Qualified Good shit!
I know good shit when I hear it, bless your little cotton (darned) socks.

Hi SHep, Just Tattoo the bloody thing on.. get a local Chav with a steady hand to spray the thing...

Meanwhile Polwart, what the hell is a fine Chemist even a materially orientated one doing in the back of beyonds.....
Here comes Roberrrt Wallace, to defend the Scots ( as if they needed it).
Its still the back of beyonds lads... Ok Put together a Rugby team for teh six nations and we will recognise your existance.

Is that Dry Cleaning stuff bad for one? I can only guess it is.
I am sure Petrol is as bad if not worse (benzene--- Armchair Chemist and all...)
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Meanwhile Polwart, what the hell is a fine Chemist even a materially orientated one doing in the back of beyonds.....
Here comes Roberrrt Wallace, to defend the Scots ( as if they needed it).
Its still the back of beyonds lads...
At the risk of this thread drifting even more off course... there are many famous Scottish chemists. I imagine I find myself here - for similar reasons you find yourself in ireland.
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I am sure Petrol is as bad if not worse (benzene--- Armchair Chemist and all...)
that depends what you do with it... there is evidence that perchloethylene causes cancer in lab animals, but it is not particularly flammable (althouh if you put it in a fire it produces very nasty fumes). All organic (in this sense it has nothing to do with the soil association) solvents should be treated with health respect.
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Funkey Monkey design do stencils and sell flexible paint for tubes

http://www.funkymonkeyboatnames.com/stencils.php#1

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give robert a ring at Bandon Office Supplies......he will sort you out with tube decals. These stay on

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