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Old 05 December 2016, 19:19   #1
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New cleaning problem...

I bought a new cover to protect my new RIB. The colour from the blue cover has bled onto the white hypalon, and I have blue blotches all over the tubes - kind of a 'camo' pattern that has resisted Majic Eraser, dish soap and Spray 9. Interesting appearance, but not the look I was going for. The boat had been treated with 303. Ideas? Thanks!
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Old 06 December 2016, 03:28   #2
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Maybe a bit of toluene or acetone would get it off....
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Old 06 December 2016, 05:38   #3
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New cleaning problem...

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Maybe a bit of toluene or acetone would get it off....

Check a small area first, the problem with solvents is they can melt the surface of the base material & "fix" the stain into the hypalon making the situation worse. You have to use a lot of solvent & wash the area with solvent rather than just dampening. Ideally you want a solvent that doesn't soften hypalon, acetone does, not sure about toluene.
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What does the cover manufacturer say about it? I'd be pretty P'd off if my new cover did that to my rib
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First call would be to the supplier of the cover as there may well be remedies under warranty.
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