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Old 05 July 2005, 08:09   #1
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What is the most fade resistant tube colour?

I've just placed my order for a new RIB. What is the most fade resistant Hypalon tube colour?
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For fade resistance, and generally looking new longest, grey is the clear winner.

Darker colours tend to fade more, lighter colours tend to get dirty quickly. Yellow can often suffer from both! Keeping the tubes covered when not in use will go a long way to prevent them fading whatever colour they are.

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What is the solution when fading occurs?
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Buy new toobs Des
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Cellulose thinners followed by Klear. What is the solution.... get it, solution?

Oh never mind.
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a cover is the solution to tube fade
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toob cleaner / elbow grease / uv protector !
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a cover is the solution to tube fade
I second that.
My dark blue tubes are now in their 8th season and you can hardly see where makers logo has just come off. If anthing the area which was covered is probably slightly lighter. Or maybe the rest is just dirtier.
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Has anyone tried Armourall or STP son of a gun type vinyl/rubber stuff - sold in most car shops - stops stuff cracking and cleans and protects etc etc - it is also very cheap compared to the marine stuff!!!
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I have probably only had the tubes exposed to the sun and air for a total of 45 days since I took delivery. Otrherwise the covers have been on. However, there is some evidence of something - possibly fading - slightly lighter areas - above the bow. I have been cleaning with ordinary domestic cleaner and the tubes have come up well. But this is not an area which has been cleaned particularly at all!
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