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Old 03 October 2007, 17:51   #21
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Tesco Value washing powder does the job really cheaply and very well (better than the expensive ones) when you mix it into a paste with value washing up liquid.

And it doesn't burn your skin off...
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Old 03 October 2007, 17:54   #22
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Pennel Do Their Own Brand Of Cleaner & Conditioner
Talking To Their Rep At Ribex This Year His Opinion On The Use Of Traffic Cleaners Was That In Time They Would Start To Brake The Fabric Down
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Old 03 October 2007, 19:16   #24
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Talking To Their Rep At Ribex This Year His Opinion On The Use Of Traffic Cleaners Was That In Time They Would Start To Brake The Fabric Down
I did wonder that . i use the stuff a fair bit , and if you are wearing thin rubber gloves it destroys them pretty quickly. I have also noticed it leaving black rubber seals on some older cars a little sticky .
It ruins bare polished aluminium ,and quite badly dulls car paintwork
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The whole idea is not to use it too often. I only used it once to get the tubes back to like new - now I use 303 aerospace stuff which is great - but to be honest it seems very much like armourall or similar which is a fraction of the price!!!
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I think I might give TFR a wide berth it sounds horrible. I just use washing up liquid and then the 3M stuff. Once I put the 3M stuff on I only use water to wash off otherwise you end up washing off the conditioner rather like car Wax.

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I question the economics. TFR is an industrial detergent not household or price inflated marine product. At less than a £1 a litre and being powerful stuff it goes a long way. 250ml would clean a rib inside and out, thats 25p. As for Julian splashing on the 3m products? That brings up another well argued point of debate. Non-marine vs marine products.
Well have to say you never use that much powder and as someone mentioned its not likely to burn your skin off or damage the tubes if left on to long.

Having seen the results it will be all I use from now on.
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Use washing powder, get the tubes just as clean and far far cheaper!!
How exactly do you get the tubes into the washing machine ?
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Old 04 October 2007, 08:36   #29
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How exactly do you get the tubes into the washing machine ?

Reminds me of a story where someone rang a certain electronics company to complain that his chart plotter kept fogging.
He was advise to put the plotter in the airing cupboard over night, this would fix the problem.
He called the company back a few hours later stating he and an even bigger issue now.
They asked what it was.
He said he now can't shut the front door as his 6m Rib was wedge in the doorway.
They said what!!
He said you advised me to put my plotter in the airing cupboard and as its flush mounted I have to try and get the whole boat in there!!!

Anyway, in the washing machine?
Not easy but possible!
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