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Old 12 May 2010, 03:45   #1
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TFR or what?

Is a caustic traffic film remover harmful to the tubes of the rib, especially during the hot, sunny summer days of Malta. Will this have an effect on the outer skin of the tube? Any scientist here?

also can you recommend a brand. Wurth does a TFR but have not heard any comments on it.

My Avon Adventurer is heavily oxidized due to the long exposure to the sun and I got some srains (dots) which I would like to remove without damaging the tubes. I guess I need an effective TFR or what else more effective and not harmfull?
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Old 12 May 2010, 05:54   #2
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Is a caustic traffic film remover harmful to the tubes of the rib, especially during the hot, sunny summer days of Malta. Will this have an effect on the outer skin of the tube? Any scientist here?

also can you recommend a brand. Wurth does a TFR but have not heard any comments on it.

My Avon Adventurer is heavily oxidized due to the long exposure to the sun and I got some srains (dots) which I would like to remove without damaging the tubes. I guess I need an effective TFR or what else more effective and not harmfull?
OK, don't use the stuff in sunlight, it'll dry too quickly. Dilute it 50:50 with water, have a stronger solution at hand in a hand sprayer for stubborn stains. I apply the 50:50 with a car sponge, apply and rub in on no more than a meter length of tube at a time, rinse thoroughly after a good rubbing. If you let it dry or don't rinse properly, it'll streak. Use the spray solution and a scotchbrite pad on stubborn stains.

When well dry apply 2 or 3 coats of UV protectorant as the TFR will leave the tubes stripped of any protection. The protectorant will get rid of any light streaking or patchyness.
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Old 12 May 2010, 06:34   #3
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Thanks. Will follow your instructions.
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I hope pledge has nothing harmfull in it as the wife cleaned the boat last sunday and i noticed how shiney the tubes were, i asked how and with what, and she showed me a spray tin of pledge, although i must say it really looks good oh dear... time will tell...
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I hope pledge has nothing harmfull in it as the wife cleaned the boat last sunday and i noticed how shiney the tubes were, i asked how and with what, and she showed me a spray tin of pledge, although i must say it really looks good oh dear... time will tell...
There a few on this site, who swear by household products for rib maintainance. I'm not one of them.
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But is rib revive as effective ar TFR? Will it remove stains & black spots due that my heavily oxidized rib has as a consequence of the long exposure to the sun. I had posted in another thread in this forum some photos showing these stains.

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Ah it's the slippery slope though. We've got you using TFR already, it's only a small step to the quarry tile floor sealant from there!
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Ah it's the slippery slope though. We've got you using TFR already, it's only a small step to the quarry tile floor sealant from there!
I can excuse away TFR (to myself ), as it's an automotive product. As for 'varnishing' tubes?
Jif/Cif does bring marine vinyl up a treat.
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Jif/Cif does bring marine vinyl up a treat.
so does Cillit Bang as long as you wash it well afterwards.
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