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Old 13 June 2014, 12:30   #1
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Rib Lettering

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I am trying to remove some lettering off a rib I have recently purchased.

I got the actual letters off, but there is still an "imprint" of the lettering on the tubes.

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I have tried different options - boiling water; cif type cleaner; petrol; label remover.

Does anyone know of any good methods to get this off the tubes?

Thanks.
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Old 13 June 2014, 12:56   #2
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you wont! extend the wear patches?
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Thanks for the reply.


It is looking like that might be the only option....
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Came off on ours and we used Polymarine Hypalon Cleaner repeatedly followed by the Hypalon protector.

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Old 13 June 2014, 14:04   #5
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Thanks Chris.

What colour is your rib? Did the cleaner effect the colour of the tubes?


We tried Ribshine but it didn't make a dent.
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What you need now is a custom name patch from Henshaw Inflatables
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Thanks for the suggestion.

My issue is that the rib is an ex school boat so there is a lot of lettering down each tube.
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Thanks for the suggestion.

My issue is that the rib is an ex school boat so there is a lot of lettering down each tube.
"Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" was always a favourite boat name of mine....
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Try all the products as Chris has successfully done his, I never had success totally but that's not to say that you wont succeed . good luck.
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cif works well
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"Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" was always a favourite boat name of mine....
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Thanks for the replies....

I am going to get some Polymarine Cleaner and try that with some more elbow grease.
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Problem with vinyl lettering is that it protects the surface underneath so the rest of the tube is weathered but newish where there letters were. I have it a lot when re dong boat names but gel is much easter to polish out. Once you removed the adhesive then there's not much you can do as you have areas that have aged less than others.
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I have read on line where some people recommend using thinners.

Is this a viable option? What is the effect on the Hypalon tubes?
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Nope. That wont work!
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To be blunt I agree with matt h's earlier post and that you won't get rid of those letter outlines due to the sunlight bleaching the tubes around them over the years.

Once you removed the letters the original colour was protected by those very same letters. I think that it would be far better to have some wear patches fitted over the top like has already been suggested.
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