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Old 15 June 2013, 07:11   #1
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Suede Type Effect Tubes ???

Hi have been looking at some images online of ribs and have noticed some of the tubes have been done with a suede type effect can you tell how this is achieved and cost etc??
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Old 15 June 2013, 07:39   #2
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Hi have been looking at some images online of ribs and have noticed some of the tubes have been done with a suede type effect can you tell how this is achieved and cost etc??
Your thinking of 'Orca' type I should imagine...Its a Matt Fabric finish very Durable by all accounts and around a 10-15% premium over normal Hyperlon.
Sort of thing you could probabley nagotiate over if you were thinking of going New RIB
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Is it fabric impression you have seen. Click on the below link to see a recent tube we have done in impression.
http://rib-shop.com/product.asp?numR...For=&PT_ID=167
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Old 15 June 2013, 08:25   #4
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Or here... an Avon Searider recently completed for a Ribnet member in 'fabric impression'

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Or here... an Avon Searider recently completed for a Ribnet member in 'fabric impression'
Nice job
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I do like the look of this fabric, but always thought it would be hard to keep looking good?
Suppose time will tell!
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I do like the look of this fabric, but always thought it would be hard to keep looking good?
Suppose time will tell!
It certainly looks nice as a new product.

I'd like to see it after a while on a pontoon to see what scuffs etc look like on it and how easy it is to clean them up.
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It certainly looks nice as a new product.

I'd like to see it after a while on a pontoon to see what scuffs etc look like on it and how easy it is to clean them up.
Yep I agree, because of its open weave finish dirt dose not just wash off & the ones I have seen close up at shows look marked with people just clabbering over them!
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I've seen fabric impression hypalon "in build". It looks and feels great, but doesn't wipe clean. So don't like it too much...

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Old 15 June 2013, 09:47   #10
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I've seen fabric impression hypalon "in build". It looks and feels great, but doesn't wipe clean. So don't like it too much...

Umm, maybe not a good thing in 5yrs time when your going at 'em with a scotchbrite pad and TFR.
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