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Old 30 January 2006, 13:39   #1
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I have a 4mtr rib the tubes are well soiled i know im not going to get them like new but what can i use to give them a good clean and try to make them a bit more respectable?
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Old 30 January 2006, 14:18   #2
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I have a 4mtr rib the tubes are well soiled i know im not going to get them like new but what can i use to give them a good clean and try to make them a bit more respectable?
The very best stuff to use is 3m Citrus cleaner with scotch anti abrasive pads and a j cloth. then use 3m vinyl gel conditioner to protect them. maybe not as good as new but i can guarantee the closest to it.

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Old 30 January 2006, 15:03   #3
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I have tried the 3m stuff and it is good, although I have descovered something better: Starbright Inflatable Boat and Fender Cleaner. It smells like detol and looks like cream cleaner. You apply it like a polish; small amount on a pan scourer which you rub in. Really gets the dirt off, and leaves the tubes looking really good; acts like a polish too - leaves the the colour really deep and not "dry" as you sometimes get.

Only downside is it's not cheap at £11 per 450ml bottle. You'd only need one bottle on that size of boat.
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Old 30 January 2006, 15:26   #5
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Old 30 January 2006, 15:55   #6
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Half way own the page. Seems I was done; I paid £11 they charge £7.50, plus about £5 for delivery if I recall. You might find it down at your local chandlery....
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As recommended by Mr Walker

Tube cleaning....again


I used this standard thinners method and it worked a treat
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I also use this.. I can tell you, this cleans like the best.. deep black stripes, moulds, paintbrushed spots,... it all disapears...

picture from my previous boat (for sale ) fully cleaned with Starbright and model of 1989... success Bigmike!!
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Rib Revive. We use this stuff all the time and it is without doubt the best product we have come across.

Give Steph a call at Pristine Cleaning 01489 556809.

http://www.pristinemarine.co.uk/cleaning_products.html
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Old 07 February 2006, 15:13   #10
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As Ribshop is suggesting, I bought some Rib Revive from Steph last season and it works fantastically. It's also really easy to use. Boat looks like new.
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