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Old 09 April 2011, 12:06   #1
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Seriously faded Hypalon

The sun is out and whilst it's floor is being repaired /varnished, I thought I might have a go at scrubbing up the seriously faded (now pink) sections of our D Class....

TFR'd clean....have tried Rib Revive etc....no joy.

Not a big prob, but what was once a grey and orange boat is currently grey, pink and orange (under where old lettering was)....tried a discrete sand in one area and there is plenty of orange beneath the faded outer....

Have tried all the usual suspects....anyone recommend anything else to try....poss chemical that will strip top layer (used carefully)??

Thank you!

Also, we are missing the top board which runs down the centre of the canopy at the front....has anyone got any pics of one in pieces (poss Martin /another lifeboat enthusiast?) by any chance? Failing that, the capsize boat arrives on station in next few weeks....will have a looksy /measure up. Would be nice to get all the wood work sorted now /before it goes back on the water though!
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Old 09 April 2011, 12:11   #2
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Well on my old tubes I used auto glym degreaser( may have been motorcycle cleaner ( pink is lable))
It does the trick but remember to clean off and apply some tube protector afterwards.
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Old 09 April 2011, 17:36   #3
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i know i guy that had the same problem ,he recons that he used cellulose paint thinners on a cloth rubbed carefully .

with the boat canopy wood i dont have any pics ,,though have a video that i made years ago showing one somewhere abouts , its not that complex and you should be able to make one easy .
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Old 10 April 2011, 03:43   #4
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Thanks both.....just the sort of suggestions I was looking for.....chemicals here i come! Will let you know what works....

If you had that video would be great Martin, but don't go to any trouble....Capsize D should be with us in next few weeks if not

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Old 10 April 2011, 04:55   #5
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I seem to remember jwalker recommending thinners or gunwash (cheap thinners used for cleaning spray equipment) in the past for rejuvinating tired tubes. A search should uncover the thread.
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