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Old 15 December 2014, 12:07   #1
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What to use to clean tubes ?

I have recently acquired an old 5.5m chinook.
It has been retubed in the past and has no patches BUT it does have little black all marks over it its as if it has gone mouldy.
What can I use to clean it up ?
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Old 15 December 2014, 15:40   #2
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tube cleaner

hi I use traffic film remover its great for dirt oil marks cleans them up great machine mart is good price per gal and rib shop to treat them after they have been cleaned
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Old 15 December 2014, 15:59   #3
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hi I use traffic film remover its great for dirt oil marks cleans them up great machine mart is good price per gal and rib shop to treat them after they have been cleaned
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Ill give that a try.
I've just tried a fine rubbing compound on a mop / polisher and it did'nt get rid of the little black marks, Just made them slightly more faint but brought the colour out more.
As a last resort I was going to try thinners.
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I would get a little more advice as you may do more harm than good. Whatever you use in my experience it's better to do test area,also rinse of frequently.


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yes use neat on stubban stains and dilute for the not so dirty but rinse as you go or shampoo car wash rib shop sell the things for scrubbing the tubes ive used it on 12yr old rib and I use on my 12 month old rib no problem if you wash off after.
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Or just take the rib down to the car wash for a couple of quid it's well worth it


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A fella who used to frequent this forum Called Codprawn recommended TFR, which Mollers jumped on and claimed as his own discovery

I use TFR but don't leave it on to long or let it dry, wear gloves as it's not nice stuff on your hands.

Then protect the tubes with something like this.

Rib tube conditioner - restore colour - protect

They do a cleaner to if you don't want to buy TFR
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Dilute the TFR 50:50, scrub then rinse quickly.

There's reams of this info on here somewhere.
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Thanks for all the advice
I'm going to try some TFR and if that does not work I have a bottle of elbow grease degreaser which seems to clean anything, One problem with it is its really strong and if your not quick enough with washing it off it can stain.
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Well I've tried everything.
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