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Old 23 June 2004, 15:37   #1
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Hi all

I've just bought meself a Zodiac 4.7 with a Mercury 50 attached. This is my very first experience with ribs so I'll probably be asking some dumb questions in the future.
I've had other boats in the past ten or so years but they've all been inboard engined and all grp.

The rib I've bought is pretty old. The tubes are black and red and pretty grimey. Is there something on the market that could clean it up and bring it back to life?

cheers for now

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Old 23 June 2004, 16:01   #2
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a very warm welcome to ribnet

as this is the best place in the world to find out about ribs with lots of very help full people
ask all the dumb questions you want if you don,t ask you wont find out what you need to no its not dumb to ask

i think bilge rat used jiff to bring his tube up with a brillo pad but don,t rub
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Old 23 June 2004, 16:31   #3
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Welcome to ribnet.
If you pull down the Search tab at the top of the page, type in "cleaning tubes" and hit return, you get PAGES of advice!!.

You just ask any question you want mate. You will get LOADS of replies.
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Old 23 June 2004, 16:59   #4
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Syd,

To get your tubes clean try a product called "ribshine" or somesuch name. I see you are in Thurrock, you can get it from SEMS Aerosafe in Basildon, off Paycocke Rd. (They are also my top tip for reasonably priced tube repairs should you need 'em.) The other key ingredient is bathroom scouring pads from Tesco's and lots of elbow grease! Brings you tubes up a treat.

Are you the same Syd that posts on the Mobo chat forum occasionally?

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Old 23 June 2004, 17:10   #5
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You could also try "RIB Revive" - available from Scott at RIB Repair www.ribrepair.com
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Old 23 June 2004, 18:56   #6
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He is, Mobochaters sent him here! Hi Syd!

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Are you the same Syd that posts on the Mobo chat forum occasionally?

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Old 24 June 2004, 02:43   #7
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Hi Syd

Daniel TD5 is correct, i used cheap pine cream cleaner and a green nylon scouring pad to bring my fading tubes back to life, and it worked a treat (and smelt nice too) you can follow all the great advise and spend lots of money on expensive boat care products "specially for RIBS" or spend 65p on some cream bathroom cleaner and a pack of scourers, one thing you will not be able to save on though is the elbow grease needed
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HI do go steady with anything abrasive as at the end of the day you are wearing of a layer!
I have used Auto Glym Motorhome & caravan cleaner which cleans off a hell of a lot grime Evan with out scrubbing, not too expensive at 5.50 a liter or you can get the same type of thing used for car & truck cleaning for about 15 for 5 liters! It works saves elbow grease & less abrasive to your tubes!
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Hi Syd, welcome to the forum. Glad to see you made the trip over from YBW.
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Old 24 June 2004, 05:15   #10
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Yes thats me Alan. Just sold my Regal and fancy being a bit closer to the water.

Thanks all for the excellent welcome and advice.

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