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Old 08 January 2016, 07:51   #1
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Stains on my tubes removal

Hi

I have got my rib out from its winter slumber yesterday and started to do some work on her for spring. I have noticed that I seem to have picked up stains on my tubes from my cover, it looks like some kind of mould by the way its patchy.

I have used my usual tube cleaner product, sprayed on and left for 5 minutes and started rubbing hard and although it took all the crap off the tubes and made all my rags the same colour as my tubes bright orange! It wouldn't shift these stains.

Has anyone else had this problem and if so what should I use to remove it, pictures attached.







I have tried using a brillo pad and the same chemical to clean it up and although it seems to be removing lots of orange from my tubes (which I assume it the top layer) its not moving!

I have got some acetone I am thinking of using on a rag, will that be ok my tubes?
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Old 08 January 2016, 08:47   #2
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Hi

I have got my rib out from its winter slumber yesterday and started to do some work on her for spring. I have noticed that I seem to have picked up stains on my tubes from my cover, it looks like some kind of mould by the way its patchy.

I have used my usual tube cleaner product, sprayed on and left for 5 minutes and started rubbing hard and although it took all the crap off the tubes and made all my rags the same colour as my tubes bright orange! It wouldn't shift these stains.

Has anyone else had this problem and if so what should I use to remove it, pictures attached.
Try a bathroom mould remover.
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Old 08 January 2016, 09:03   #3
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ill let you know how I get on
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Old 08 January 2016, 09:07   #4
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It's on the inside coming through and caused by the moisture in the air inside. You won't clean it off easily or at least not without wiping away your hypalon as well.
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Ah your joking, how am I supposed to treat that?
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Ah your joking, how am I supposed to treat that?
I've had a theory, but I haven't had a chance to test it.

Splash a commercial grade ammonium chloride mold killer / inhibitor through the valve...maybe about 1 liters worth? Leave it in the tube and drive around with it that way. After a good amount of splashing to entire the entire inside is coated, top and bottom, remove the valve and vac the excess out.

I have not tested this yet for negative interactions with glue, mastic, or the lamination of the material.

The exterior can be treated with a hydrogen peroxide based mold removal solution / whitner. If further whitening is required, I like a mildly abrasive bleach gel. Be sure to treat with 303 Protectant afterwords.
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Stain removal

Although I could be mistaken my guess is that there is a strong possibility that this is surface attack (caused by lack of ventilation) and not attack from the inside, so worth a try to remove accordingly.
- not our material though !
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Hi

I have got my rib out from its winter slumber yesterday and started to do some work on her for spring. I have noticed that I seem to have picked up stains on my tubes from my cover, it looks like some kind of mould by the way its patchy.

I have used my usual tube cleaner product, sprayed on and left for 5 minutes and started rubbing hard and although it took all the crap off the tubes and made all my rags the same colour as my tubes bright orange! It wouldn't shift these stains.

Has anyone else had this problem and if so what should I use to remove it, pictures attached.







I have tried using a brillo pad and the same chemical to clean it up and although it seems to be removing lots of orange from my tubes (which I assume it the top layer) its not moving!

I have got some acetone I am thinking of using on a rag, will that be ok my tubes?
I had a few marks on my tubes used some power fairy its great stuff tubes came up like new
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