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Old 21 March 2010, 13:31   #1
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Ribshop tube conditioner - result!

The tubes on one of our RIBs were looking a bit faded and had lost their shine. I popped into Ribshop the other day and got a couple of bottles of their own brand tube conditioner. It was finally dry enough this afternoon to apply it, just look at the result. The tubes look like new. I'm very very pleased! Very easy stuff to use, literally just rub it on with a rag, then use another rag to "buff" it off.
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Old 21 March 2010, 14:30   #2
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Thats fantastic results, Is it expensive and how much do you need to buy for a 5.5m rib?

Need to do my humber before i sell it, would be worth doing the osprey too!

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12 or so a bottle. They say a single bottle will cover a 6.5m RIB.
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Tim looks good! Was it hard graft? Is it the Revive stuff?

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It was dead easy. No elbow grease required. I did half of one side (of a 9.5m RIB) in about 10 mins (going to finish the rest tomorrow). RIB revive is the cleaning product they do. This is simply called "tube conditioner". I prefer to use TFR for cleaning.
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Tim, are the tubes slippery after treatment?
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They are a bit, although I'm hoping once the stuff has been absorbed into the fabric a little bit and had another buff it will be less so.
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That does look good Tim.

I'll be interested to see how much the result fades once it's been absorbed and lost the slippery feeling.

I'm sure however, that judging by your picture they will look 10 times better than before.

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Rib Revive is a bit like that, the difference before and after is amazing
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Rib Revive is a bit like that, the difference before and after is amazing
Indeed it is on dirty or old/well used tubes. However, these are perfectly clean, just faded. I guess that's caused by the material drying out in some way. Fingers crossed this stuff will "moisturise" them and they will stay looking good
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