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Old 07 September 2005, 13:51   #1
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i hope to take delivery of my new rib soon and i was wondering about protection of the tubes. I have read on the forum about all the stuff you can use to get your boat clean again but what about protection in the first place? We use wax or polish to protect our cars + grp from sunlight, fading, dirt e.t.c. but is there anything we can use on the tubes to help keep them nice + new looking?
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Old 07 September 2005, 15:39   #2
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You're asking at the right time! Most people only think about it when the tubes are already dirty . . .

There's a long discussion here Back onto the topic of boat cleaning / care

I'd recommend the floor polish. Seriously.

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Old 07 September 2005, 15:49   #3
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the floor polish is bril Shiney but not slippy-how do they do that?
"Klear" (johnsons I think) Asda sell it. Not my idea though, I heard about it from JW. need to clean it off with rib cleaner and redo occasionally.
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Old 07 September 2005, 17:17   #4
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Armour all or similar from Halfords is great stuff - use in on vinyl seats as well - makes them a bit slippery though!!!
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Just read the last thread - was rather dubious because not all the products are goind to be the same - chemically speaking that is.

Came across this one that seems to be just what the others are on about

http://www.masterclean.com/janitor2.html

"ENHANCE SUPER
Enhance Super is a high solid emulsion floor dressing formulated to give a high gloss, hard wearing and scuff resistant finish. Suiting the needs of the modern floor maintenance. For use on vinyl, PVC, Linoleum, rubber, thermoplastic, sealed cork, sealed wooden floors. Use SHINE & BUFF floor maintainer between polishes to keep floors in perfect condition."

Best thing is it is only 7.5 for 5 litres - and they have on line shopping - will order some ASAP!!!
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I personally would not use a solid emulsion on a rib
on floors it will shugar in time then try to remove it
NO NO NO........................................NO
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armor all doesnt protect though does it?>
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Old 07 September 2005, 21:58   #8
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armor all doesnt protect though does it?>
It SAYS it does....
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Johnson Eternum we use on our dance floors and our Ribs multi tasking again !
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i have always reccomended 3m vinyl polish but am going to try some floor polish now that i have got my ratty old 5.4 avon on a pontoon berth and the seaguls love it .PS thanks rogue wave and pete yam seems to be going ok
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