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Old 09 October 2017, 07:38   #1
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Soiled Tubes Help

I'm looking for some advise please. My rib has spent too long in the water and the stern sections of the hypalon tubes are rather black and are not responding to normal rib tube cleaner.
Do you have any advise on extracting the dirt/algae from the tubes?
Should I try hypalon thinners or something less radical?
many thanks in advance.
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T.F.R. But don't use it neat. try 75% water & 25% TFR. leave it on 15 mins, scrub it off then go from there....
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Old 09 October 2017, 08:39   #3
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Ive used Oxcalic acid to good effect on the rib and hard boat it's the active ingredients in most hull cleaners
I bought it in powder form and add to water and adjust the strength depending on fouling
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Try cilit bang mould remover
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I tried some kit from IBS (Essex) in the summer to clean up my orange tubes. It was basically Lye, it did clean it up a bit but not as I wanted. I cannot recommend it for sure.


Today, I used some Hypalon thinners/cleaner (Toluene) At present I have only used on a small test area but the results are very very good.


Please check with other forum members prior to trying it as they are 'in the know'


I have not tried the Traffic film remover or the Clitoris bang.


good luck & let us know how you get on




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Hi Eze,
Many thanks for your reply, I probably shouldn't do this but what the hell, I suggest you try "Clitoris bang" sometime - it can work wonders!
I'm sure Reckitt Benckiser would love the new name!
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Hi Eze,
Many thanks for your reply, I probably shouldn't do this but what the hell, I suggest you try "Clitoris bang" sometime - it can work wonders!
I'm sure Reckitt Benckiser would love the new name!
Hmm.....regarding that clitoris bang.....I am informed it only works on point of direct contact & that working around the rim is no good... just a rumour like
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It is appropriate for a man in a boat
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