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Old 23 May 2019, 08:47   #1
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Hypalon tube care suggestions

Hi guys new to the group with questions. I live in the US and I ended up getting a 2010 Ab 11 Dlx that is in great shape with a Yamaha 40hp and I would like to give the tubes a good cleaning to remove some mildew, then hit it with some kind of conditioner and/or sealer for protection if there is such thing for the tubes. What do you guys use to clean the tubes and what product do you use to protect the tubes and extend its life?

Don't want to use any harsh chemicals as I don't want to compromise the Hypalon material.

Is there any product that gives some shine to the material?

Is it aerospace 303 safe to use with Hypalon?

Also, the blue accent color is a bit fade, what can be done about it, was thinking of taking the boat somewhere and replacing the blue accents but if I can restore it would be better.

I want to take care as much as possible, will keep the boat at a lake under a roof with a cover, need to get a breathable one to avoid more mildew.

Any help and recommendations for taking care of the tubes would greatly appreciate it.

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Old 23 May 2019, 09:43   #2
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Orca recommend sodium hypochlorite based cleaners (caustic soda) for cleaning Hypalon. You wonít damage the tubes, Hypalon is pretty bullet proof unless you attack it with strong solvents. I use TFR (Traffic Film Remover) which is the chemical used in pressure washers & steam cleaners here in the UK, itís cheap & works. I follow it up with 303. Been using this system for years over various boats.
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Yes TFR is good or a product called G101 which is not harsh. A lot of guys sell TFR in small bottles saying its a special Hypalon Tube cleaner. Costs a fortune that way. I use one finish spray on plastic and rubber available from trade outlets motor factors. Wipe for sheen or leave for a gloss finish. You can also get non slip gloss.
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