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Old 27 June 2007, 16:38   #11
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Don't use the TFR neat. It needs watering down. And rinse often and well.
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Don't use the TFR neat. It needs watering down. And rinse often and well.
No absolutely not. He thinks it is already 1:4. Some were quoting that 50% was OK but I might even water this down a little to start with and see how it reacts on the patches. I don't know if I'm being unrealistic in thinking that these patches will go blue:-
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Best of luck tomorrow and I guess we are all waiting to see the results you get.

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Best of luck tomorrow and I guess we are all waiting to see the results you get.

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Thank you - keep fingers crossed for the weather - but that is another thread.
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Old 28 June 2007, 03:42   #15
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I would recommend this http://www.thepolishingcompany.com/foryourboat.html
Best thing I tried on my tubes & I tried lots!!
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Old 28 June 2007, 04:45   #16
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She looks great. Thanks for the tip. I'm concerned that the tubes have gone too far as it looks like you can see the fabric under the hypalon But she stays inflated so that must mean something.
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Sarah - I agree with Nick around the 303 products, the protector really is fantastic for bringing the colour back. Check out my thread here to see how it brought my tubes back:

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=18134

I think the best bet for your white oxidation is toluene.
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Sarah - I agree with Nick around the 303 products, the protector really is fantastic for bringing the colour back. Check out my thread here to see how it brought my tubes back:

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=18134

I think the best bet for your white oxidation is toluene.
This is giving me hope. I got all down hearted last night as the patches didn't improve at all.

What is toluene? Did you use the 303 cleaner and polish? I thought TFR for the cleaning and then another product for the polish. Sorry for all the questions. Now that I've started looking at the tubes, I notice more of the patches.
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This is giving me hope. I got all down hearted last night as the patches didn't improve at all.

What is toluene? Did you use the 303 cleaner and polish? I thought TFR for the cleaning and then another product for the polish. Sorry for all the questions. Now that I've started looking at the tubes, I notice more of the patches.
Sarah, toluene is a form of thinners used by the tube industry to clean hypalon and may be available from your local chandlery. However, you may not need it.

Try the TFR first - I used diluted TFR and diluted it even further, although some use it neat. Wet the tubes and then work it in circular motion with a green kitchen dish scrubber (not too hard though). You'll see lots of blue gunk literally streaming off the tubes. Then hose this off with fresh water (it'll streak otherwise).

Then get hold of some 303 protector (I didn't use the cleaner - there are mixed reviews of this on Rib.net) and spray it on the tubes and gently wipe it to ensure it covers the material - do not wipe it dry at this stage. After a few minutes wipe dry. You'll see the difference straight away. You may need to go over some of the areas again to ensure that they get adequately covered in the protector.
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Sarah, toluene is a form of thinners used by the tube industry to clean hypalon and may be available from your local chandlery. However, you may not need it.

Try the TFR first - I used diluted TFR and diluted it even further, although some use it neat. Wet the tubes and then work it in circular motion with a green kitchen dish scrubber (not too hard though). You'll see lots of blue gunk literally streaming off the tubes. Then hose this off with fresh water (it'll streak otherwise).

Then get hold of some 303 protector (I didn't use the cleaner - there are mixed reviews of this on Rib.net) and spray it on the tubes and gently wipe it to ensure it covers the material - do not wipe it dry at this stage. After a few minutes wipe dry. You'll see the difference straight away. You may need to go over some of the areas again to ensure that they get adequately covered in the protector.
Cool - I'll order some now. Could you see the mesh on your tubes or was it just white?
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