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Old 08 September 2005, 11:15   #21
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armour-all is bad IF...

Armor-all actually penetrates the surface of any painted parts. If you ever want to repaint you've got to strip all the paint off and start again or get massive fisheyes. Paintsprayers HATE cars that have had the paintwork done with it.
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Old 08 September 2005, 11:31   #22
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Armor-all actually penetrates the surface of any painted parts. If you ever want to repaint you've got to strip all the paint off and start again or get massive fisheyes. Paintsprayers HATE cars that have had the paintwork done with it.
Must be pretty good then!!! I know it's slippery for a few days after use but it soaks in and stops rubber/pvc etc drying out or cracking - it's cheap abd a little goes a long way!!!
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Old 08 September 2005, 11:40   #23
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No but fairy liquid would probably do as good a job!!!
Ah, the cheap skate approach is way off on this one. Never wash your car with washing up liquid, unless it's such a nail that you don't care. It strips all waxes and any kind of protection that the paint may have and leaves it exposed.Road grime, salt etc will attack it with relish. Stone chips will rust all the quicker. Wash a red (pre-laquer) car with fairy and it'll oxidise and fade within days.
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Old 08 September 2005, 12:49   #24
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Just a quick question - how long does the floor stuff take to dry and does it need to be kept away from rain etc until it has???
It dries in a couple of minutes. By the time you've worked your way round the boat, it will be ready for the next coat.

I used three coats, which took a total of about 2 hours on a 7.5m RIB. It's really easy to apply, just wipe it on -- no polishing or buffing.

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It dries in a couple of minutes. By the time you've worked your way round the boat, it will be ready for the next coat.

I used three coats, which took a total of about 2 hours on a 7.5m RIB. It's really easy to apply, just wipe it on -- no polishing or buffing.

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Thats great - all I need now is the boat............
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Fairey Liquid (and most other brands) contains quite a decent chunk of salt . Use it in your Windscreen wash and watch your paintwork fade and your rust spots grow.....
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Fairey Liquid (and most other brands) contains quite a decent chunk of salt . Use it in your Windscreen wash and watch your paintwork fade and your rust spots grow.....
My mate has used this for years - no problem!!!

Do you REALLY think that the salt in washing up liquid is worse than the TONS of the stuff they chuck over our roads every year???? Hasn't your car turned white during the winter because of all the salt???

As long as the stuff is rinsed off afterwards no problem at all.

Logic is all it takes.....
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Small amount of fairy liquid ONLY in warm water to wash and get rid of the dirt. Rinse with water.

Toluene based (or neat Toluene if yuo can find it) to cleane any dirty spots any where tubes, fiber glass even on your car paint (although I will not use it there) that other so called 'cleaners' and methods will NEVER clean. You must be IN A VERY WELL VENTILATED PLACE WHEN YOU DO THAT Toluene staff!

NOTE: (Now I'm on the subject I just remebered that Mr JK banned me for suggesting Toluene ALTHOUGH OTHERS HAVE SUGGESTED IT BEFORE ME TOO!! have a look at his link!!!!! What a ....... whatever is his forum any way so ............... )

And finally to protect the tubes from UV rays (this was the original question I beleive) use any 50, 60, 70, 80 whatever high factor sun tan lotion you find (I use Nivea is cheap and 1/4 of a bottle does all of my 8.5/9 mtr boat). It stays on for about 2/3 weeks at a time and I beleve that it works (may it doesn't but my boat's tubes look brand new and they sit under 40C in the summer in Greece).

Now if you want the boat to shine too after you wash it well, use sun lotion factor 50,60,70,80 whatever and then after you finish this job, use Armorall (the shine staff) aftewards. Guranteed results

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