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Old 24 September 2012, 09:39   #1
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RIB Cleaner test report

Having tried loads of expensive snake oils in the past and recently recommended Fairy Power Spray on this forum against current popular TFR I thought I best run a test for my peace of mind........

I bought some TFR concentrate from machine mart.
instructions suggested 600:1 which was a waste of time but 50% in a spray gun and it worked

Used a sponge , lot of rubbing , left 1/2 hour , sponged and rinsed off.
Result clean but rope burns and some black scuffs remained.

I used the fairy power spray on the scuffs and rope burns, trigger spray and is much thicker than TFR, its more of a gel, left it 1/2 hour (note no scrubbing) wiped the rope burn and scuffs off and rinsed.

Snakeoils from the chandler work marginally better than a fresh water hose.
TFR is good but only 60% as effective as Fairy Power spray.


Only one left water beading on the surface and a shine without a buff,

Fair power spray clear outstanding winner, it is more expensive than TFR but lot less effort needed.

Worst snake oil came from Zodiac, bit like a T Cut cream, took all day to do a boat, 2 x bottles of power spray will do a boat in an hour, most of which is drinking beer while waiting for it to work.
After the whole boat was cleaned with TFR , and I gave the isolated rope burns a fairy treatment I decided to do one section with Fairy power spray as I wasnt 100% happy with TFR, navy is Fairy Power spray, grey TFR x 2

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Old 24 September 2012, 09:43   #2
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Having tried loads of expensive snake oils in the past and recently recommended Fairy Power Spray on this forum against current popular TFR I thought I best run a test for my peace of mind........

I bought some TFR concentrate from machine mart.
instructions suggested 600:1 which was a waste of time but 50% in a spray gun and it worked

Used a sponge , lot of rubbing , left 1/2 hour , sponged and rinsed off.
Result clean but rope burns and some black scuffs remained.

I used the fairy power spray on the scuffs and rope burns, trigger spray and is much thicker than TFR, its more of a gel, left it 1/2 hour (note no scrubbing) wiped the rope burn and scuffs off and rinsed.

Snakeoils from the chandler work marginally better than a fresh water hose.
TFR is good but only 60% as effective as Fairy Power spray.


Only one left water beading on the surface and a shine without a buff,

Fair power spray clear outstanding winner, it is more expensive than TFR but lot less effort needed.

Worst snake oil came from Zodiac, bit like a T Cut cream, took all day to do a boat, 2 x bottles of power spray will do a boat in an hour, most of which is drinking beer while waiting for it to work.
After the whole boat was cleaned with TFR , and I gave the isolated rope burns a fairy treatment I decided to do one section with Fairy power spray as I wasnt 100% happy with TFR, navy is Fairy Power spray, grey TFR x 2

Just off to Tesco's then!!!
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Old 24 September 2012, 09:50   #3
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Just off to Tesco's then!!!
Perhaps some enterprising Eastern Europeans will wash your car and clean your RIB while you get the Beers and the Meat for the beach BBQ.
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The FPS was also brilliant at cleaning grease covered trailer wheels too!
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The FPS was also brilliant at ...
... taking a layer of skin off Marigolds, anyone?

Did a great job on the boat though
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Old 24 September 2012, 11:20   #6
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... taking a layer of skin off Marigolds, anyone?

Funny you should say that, just looked at my hands and thought they looked a bit dry, back of left hand, front of right hand , I started to read the instructions , got as far as 600:1 and thought that was enough of that nonsense !

My hands havent been a problem before but I dont usually do much scrubbing, light sponge over to ensure everywhere is covered, this time with the TFR I did a fair amount of scrubbing.

How long until my hands stop shedding
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Rumor has it that Fairy liquid in the USA is the same as Dawn Power Clean. Anyone know this for a fact as Fairy is not available here?
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Can't beat this stuff for cleaning awkward marks the hull as well

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How long until my hands stop shedding
Wuss about a week or so, I use TFR neat but I'm from the North
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Wuss about a week or so, I use TFR neat but I'm from the North
Another for TFR gets my rib looking like new sponge it on swill it off
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