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Old 03 June 2004, 08:08   #1
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Painting the Tubes?

My Rib is now 8 years old and I was wondering how to spruce them up to look as good as new. I have been told that there is a vinal paint availble which when properly applied (sprayed) will make the tubes look as good as new.

Has anyone heard of such a product? Does it work?

Comments would be much appreciated.
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Old 03 June 2004, 08:21   #2
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Hi you can get it from http://cat.polymarine.com/acatalog/P..._Paints_6.html
I have heard it can look very good!
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Old 03 June 2004, 08:23   #3
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If the Rib is only 8 years old you many only kneed to clean the tubes!
I would try this first.
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Old 03 June 2004, 09:28   #4
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Old 03 June 2004, 09:41   #5
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There is a product being sold on the US eBay site that is intended to do the job - have heard good things but never tried it myself. search for item number 3680843244. There are pictures, description, user comments, and contact info for more details. good luck!
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Old 03 June 2004, 12:16   #6
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Painting Tubes

There is a 3M product on the market, a citrus based cleaner which worked very well for me. A lot of rubbing with fine wire wool and mine came up fine. I found it at a 3M stockist in Reading...Tel 01189-4838333...posted next day, minimum order of 25.00. The 3m part number is 50098. There is also a very good 3M Marine Outdoor Vinyl Cleaner that I used after.

I know this sounds like an advert for 3M but both these products in connection with a lot of work on your behalf may bring your Rib tubes back to new.
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