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Old 07 September 2010, 06:38   #1
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Hi,

Sorry to bother you all with this old topic but I did try the search function first. Have anyone used:

Rib Revive in combination with these cleaning pads; http://www.rib-shop.com/product.asp?...chFor=&PT_ID=7

Good or bad?

Your answer is highly appreciated,

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Old 07 September 2010, 06:50   #2
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Hi,

Sorry to bother you all with this old topic but I did try the search function first. Have anyone used:

Rib Revive in combination with these cleaning pads; http://www.rib-shop.com/product.asp?...chFor=&PT_ID=7

Good or bad?

Your answer is highly appreciated,

Thanks,

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Yes I've used them on stubborn marks etc, but now use the small ones that come on a sponge for washing pots & pans and just do a small area at a time

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Old 07 September 2010, 07:11   #3
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Yes I hav used both and the result was good but I would agree with Jim with regard to the pad. Happy scrubbing!!

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Old 07 September 2010, 08:16   #4
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Thank you very much for you`re quick reply to my question.

Would you say those pads are too coarse to be used on the tubes?

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No not at all they do a good job it just saves you buying them all the time when you can use the household pads.
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I believe that the green pot scourers are too abrasive and can scratch the tubes. The white scourers (designed for Teflon coated pans) are a safer optiom and work very well.
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Bear in mind the scourers do come in differant 'hardness'..... I have however spoken to Henshaw ( whi know a thing or two about tubes) and was told ' I won't do any harm to tubes with the green kitchen ones'.

More than good enough for me !
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I've used the green ones for years, not noticed any sign of scratching or other damage
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I have used the green kitchen ones for the last 12 years without any problems.

Cheaper to buy them at the local supermarket I suspect!
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Thank you for your replies.

I have been using Rib Revive on all my ribs since 2005 and I`m very happy with the results but this spring was the first time I used Rib Revive in combination with the pads mentioned above. Both products from Ribshop. The reason I used the pads this time was that the my Humber needed a deeper clean than usual due to a long season last summer. Earlier I have used a ordinary sponge.

Here is what I did;

I rinsed the tubes first and kept on applying water to keep them wet. I applied Rib Revive and used the pads to GENTLY clean the tubes followed by flushing the clean section with water.

When the tubes dried I was very suprised to find them badly scratched.

I contacted Ribshop and they requested high res. pictures which I did send them shortly after and the reply I received was;

"Karl

Thank you for taking the time to send us the photographs.

The Rib Cleaning Kits are one of our best selling products and this is the first complaint of its type in nearly 6 years of business.

We take any complaint very seriously and therefore having read your concerns we have re-tested the pads we supply within the cleaning kit on black Hypalon. Looking at the results we are more than happy if the pads have been used as instructed, scratching does not appear.

I would like to draw your attention to the instructions on the cleaning kit that instructs you to try a small hidden test area before proceeding. This is to ensure that the fabric does not have any adverse effects to our products.

Kieron French
Rib Shop Service Dept."


I can not see that I have done nothing wrong, except for the fact that I should have cleaned a smaller area first, then dried it and inspected it carefully before I kept going. Since the pads are ment for cleaing tubes and since I did keep the tubes wet during the whole process I did not at all expect them to damage my tubes in the way they did.

This is my personal experience and I felt like sharing it with the rest of you so that you do not do the same mistake as me. What would you guys do next?

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