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Old 16 June 2021, 05:06   #1
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question on tube cushions

Hi folks,
I am trying to restore (to some degree) a rib that I recently bought. I figured out most of what I need to do, but I thought I would consult with the group on more item.
The tube has what looks like cushion mats (please see picture) and they are faded. Any idea on what I can either glue on top or somehow restore them?
Any help would highly be appreciated. The tube is hypolyn.

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Old 21 June 2021, 16:42   #2
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Looks like wear patches. All sorts of options, look on henshaw or eBay for tube Wear patches

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Old 23 June 2021, 12:56   #3
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The anti slip/wear matting is available from quite a few online stores (IBS marine store). The proper way to do it would be to remove the matting and glue with a heat gun and or acetone (but not at the same time..very flammable)
But if the patches are well stuck down it will be a big job I would be tempted to use rib boat paint...again widely available.Just put a masking tape boarder around each patch and bobs your uncle.
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