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Old 24 December 2011, 06:43   #1
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PU or PVC - or what did Tornado use when?

Hi

I know there are various threads on here re Tornado using PU for their tubes, but there are also comments along the lines of "it'll be PU if it's newer than XXXX". Anyone know please what a mid-90's Tornado would have been? Or alternatively, how to distinguish between PU and PVC (and other comments suggest Tornado did use the latter)? I've seen the ribstore guide which discusses how to distinguish Hypalon and PVC but although it mentions PU at the end it doesn't say how to positively ID the stuff...)

I suspect it's PU but would like to be sure... also strongly suspect it's a previously asked question but repeated searches haven't found an answer....

So many thanks for any help!
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Old 24 December 2011, 07:16   #2
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Hi

I know there are various threads on here re Tornado using PU for their tubes, but there are also comments along the lines of "it'll be PU if it's newer than XXXX". Anyone know please what a mid-90's Tornado would have been? Or alternatively, how to distinguish between PU and PVC (and other comments suggest Tornado did use the latter)? I've seen the ribstore guide which discusses how to distinguish Hypalon and PVC but although it mentions PU at the end it doesn't say how to positively ID the stuff...)

I suspect it's PU but would like to be sure... also strongly suspect it's a previously asked question but repeated searches haven't found an answer....

So many thanks for any help!
Hi Smithyy,

Tornados used PU (Polyurethane) tubes as opposed to PVC.

If you want absolute confirmation from the original agents, call Laurence Lock at BMC on 01707 331389

HTH

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Old 24 December 2011, 08:24   #3
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It might not help because it might not be possible to see but PVC will be the same colour on both sides whereas PU will be grey on the Underside.
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Old 24 December 2011, 09:21   #4
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In that case I'd say PVC cos mines about that age, and both sides are the same colour from the burst I had earlier this year I can vouch for that. But I had a thread on hear earlier this year about a burst and was told is was PU ... either way, it was PU stuff I patched it with and the repair was solid
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Thanks guys - sounds like the thing to do is to try Laurence in the new year - and there's a corner of a wear patch I need to stick back down anyway, will examine the underside carefully for more clues!
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tornado used PU not PVC ,PU can be orange outside with grey ,orange or blue inside
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