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Old 07 May 2017, 07:11   #1
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Rubbing strake - refurb

The attached photos show the rather neglected and sorry state the rubbing strake on my rib is in.
I have tried acetone, but fear it requires some mechanical intervention or worse case scenario removing/replacing.
I was wondering whether sanding it would reveal a better surface under the degradation?

Any thoughts?

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Old 08 May 2017, 13:10   #2
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Use Bostik 501 thinners with a cleaning head attachment... Often used to remove glue .. as seen in the picture here... But to use this cleaning head you will need a metal pin of some sort so you can attach to a drill ... Bit like a drill piece.. Dont sand it .. Excess Glue removal brush HEN002115 - Henshaw Inflatables Ltd
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Use Bostik 501 thinners with a cleaning head attachment... Often used to remove glue .. as seen in the picture here... But to use this cleaning head you will need a metal pin of some sort so you can attach to a drill ... Bit like a drill piece.. Dont sand it .. Excess Glue removal brush HEN002115 - Henshaw Inflatables Ltd


Thanks for your reply and the heads up about the brush.
Can I ask why you advise against sanding?
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You can sand it but it will leave you with a ruff finish that will collect dirt etc ... Then probably changing colour in time..
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Yeah I'd definitely advise against sanding, I wouldn't even bother with the brush we use it for cleaning the glue off patches seams etc it's not really designed for cleaning up rubbing strikes.

Some thinners rags and a lot of scrubbing is probably your best bet. You would be amazed at some of the absolute hanging tubes we've made look presentable with a bit of elbow grease
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Don't "sand"
...Use Wet and Dry a little fairy liquid 6/800 grit it will help a lot!...Done it myself in the past seeing the profile on yours a scotch pad may be preferable to get in the Grooves ...certainly no need to replace.
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