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Old 11 January 2016, 15:43   #11
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I might be mistaken, but that looks as though it is caused by your cover. If your cover is PVC, the "sweating" of the cover releases plasticisers in the PVC coating of the cover and they will migrate into the surface of the tube fabric. That is one of the problems associated with the cheaper PVC fabric used.
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Old 11 January 2016, 17:27   #12
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Stains on my tubes removal

I'd be very wary of a Brillo pad too.

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Old 12 January 2016, 16:25   #13
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Angle grinder will probably get rid if it aswell! 😜
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Old 16 January 2016, 15:33   #14
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Cillit bang black moulf remover is the best I've found. I did a thread about cleaning tubes last year or the year before and cillit bang came out on top for mould removal
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Old 03 June 2016, 06:56   #15
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Tube Stains

Hi mctaggart
Any luck with removing those stains yet.
I have same problem. I always put my boat away dry, including the cover, but as the stains are only on the port side tube, it could suggest moisture inside. Thing is I don't like the idea of putting anything in the tubes except air.
Have tried all products mentioned with no luck so far.

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