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Old 14 March 2012, 18:30   #1
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Mildew marks on yellow tubes?

I have spotty marks like mildew on the cones of my yellow rib where they poke out from the covers. Can't shift them. Any ideas?

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Old 15 March 2012, 03:46   #2
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i use CIF works a treat on white tubes, but don't be too rough, bit at a time works wonders
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i use CIF works a treat on white tubes, but don't be too rough, bit at a time works wonders
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Autoglym motor cycle cleaner or engine cleaner does work also.
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Old 15 March 2012, 13:45   #6
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i use a rough pad to rub the CIF in with, try rubbing it in and leave it for a bit to soak in, then rinse off with water. i find that using a spray on polish helps to keep the muck and mildew off for longer
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I had a yellow RIB for a bit,try some T-Cut and a Scotch Pad.Just go Easy
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Old 15 March 2012, 16:28   #8
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Got little black spots on my yellow tubes.

had it when I bought the boat in 2005 at 6 years old and never been able to get rid of it.
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Old 15 March 2012, 18:44   #9
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I use Polymarine inflatable boat cleaner, t takes everything off my tubes. Spray on, wait 1 minute then wash off with water. For stubborn marks rub with soft brush after 30sec then wash off. Expensive but works a treat.
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Old 16 March 2012, 03:26   #10
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thank you all so much. Will report back on which works....
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