RIB Rubber strake problem
Hi I've just joined this forum so Hello to everyone :-), I have owned and dived off my trusty old chinook 7m rib for 10 yrs now, it was built to a high standard origanally with heavy heavy rubber straking all around the tubes, 2 problems, the orange hypalon has faded somewhat and could do with some heavy duty cleaning and cutting stuff to restore its colour.
But the worst problem is the rubber, it rubs off on anything like soot, if anyone brushes against it with light coloured clothes they covered in sooty black marks, everyone jokes that you come off my boat looking like coal miners. I could retube the boat but the tubes are generally in sound condition with no leaks. Do'es anyone know of a product that will seal the rubber, like some sort of laquer for rubber?? Cheers from a frustrated rib owner