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Old 25 April 2007, 20:04   #1
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Now the work starts

Won this on Ebay today. Guy is going to delivery tomorrow.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=190105468153
Now the fun starts.
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Old 25 April 2007, 20:34   #2
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Hey Limey, congratulations! Knew you were looking for a while so happy to see you finally picked one up! This looks like a decent boat so good luck with it. That seems a pretty good deal considering you bought the whole rig for that money. Let me know if you are considering painting the tubes as I have some information regarding that and some specialized paint as well that could be had cheap although it is black in color, that could be a problem in your area, awfully hot to sit on!
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Old 25 April 2007, 20:45   #3
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Thanks Pat
Yes, I am interested in tube paint., and yes black may be a problem. However would like the info. Was planning on using TUFF COAT and have a quote for $400 for the paint. Any suggestions/ ideas would be greatly appreciated. Finding a large RIB in AZ is very difficult and this one just happened to be 20 miles away. Good not resist as I have been looking for about a year. As W. Churchill said, KBO.
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Old 25 April 2007, 21:06   #4
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RE paint for tubes

I have two gallons of black paint I never used that I bought from Demaree, I spoke with Dave Demaree who indicated the whole tube set would need to be properly buffed (sanded) so I never used it. You could give them a call, a good source of information.http://dibboats.com/ I would not be in a hurry to paint, the hypalon the italians use is generally good, the sponsons may clean up nicely if there is not a lot of wear and tear.
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Old 25 April 2007, 21:35   #5
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The tubes have some threadbare areas which I would like to "patch" in the short term. Your two gallons are of interest and the black would not be an
issue as I plan to patch at this time.
How much do you want for the paint inc. shipping to Scottsdale Az. 85262.
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Old 25 April 2007, 22:23   #6
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I will send it out if you can use it with a original cost invoice, see how it works out and if you are happy with the results pay me for it, how does that sound? I think it was about 150 for the two gallons when I bought it, have had it in the basement for about a year. I have all the technical info on this as it is specially formulated for Hypalon, I will send that with the paint if you are interested, Pat
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Looks like a good bargain - hard to tell from the photos but maybe it would be worth trying some thinners or similar first?
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Thanks for the idea. yes will try some thinners but I have to repair the threadbare areas first that are a result of divers sitting on the tubes. Have a secret formula for cleaning up tubes but have not tried it. I will let all know if it works. Test area first of course.
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Thanks for the idea. yes will try some thinners but I have to repair the threadbare areas first that are a result of divers sitting on the tubes. Have a secret formula for cleaning up tubes but have not tried it. I will let all know if it works. Test area first of course.
So would some strategically placed "wear patches" (matching both sides of course) in a contrasting colour be enough to avoid painting? Or are the better bits of the tube really that bad?
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Congratulations, that's a hell of a lot of boat for the money!

I think you'll be able to put new wear patches over those worn areas, as they're fairly localised (A shame that lomac didn't fit bigger wear patches in the first place!) and with thinners take the oxidation and dirt of the rest of the tubes.

I've just used tuolene based thinners to clean up mine and the transformation is unbelievable.

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