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Old 02 October 2007, 13:51   #1
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traffic film remover rib tube cleaner)

any of you guys know where i can buy traffic film remover over the counter in the Portsmouth area need to give my tubes the once over regards Gary
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Old 02 October 2007, 14:02   #2
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Got mine from Machine Mart. £5 for a five liter tub pre mixed.
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Got mine from Machine Mart. £5 for a five liter tub pre mixed.
thanks biggles i have read quite a few of your threads and fair play you are a man of knowledge my observations are if biggles dont know then it aint out there thanks again regards Gary
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I only use this stuff. I've tried a few others inc. concentates and have found this the best. Be careful with it though. Only use 50:50 dilute with water. Apply with rubber gloves and a big sponge, rinse straight away. Don't let it dry on the tubes. Do only half of one side at a time. When dry the tubes will need some sort of protectant pretty soon as they'll be stripped bare.
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What tube protector do you use?

Do you seal the black rubber?


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Got mine from Machine Mart. £5 for a five liter tub pre mixed.
I found the pre mix a bit too dilute - get the concentrate and mix it 50/50 - much easier and cheaper!!!

Use a soft scrubbing brush - Tesco have got some perfect ones - great for alloy wheels as well.....
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great for alloy wheels as well.....
Sad little me used it on my greasy boat trailer wheels to bring them up like new.
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What tube protector do you use?

Do you seal the black rubber?


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I was using Polymarine which was good, but tedious to apply. Now been converted to Amoral 303 (spray bottle) which is best sourced from hot-tub suppliers as it's a general UV protectant as used on hot-tub lids.
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I found the pre mix a bit too dilute - get the concentrate and mix it 50/50 - much easier and cheaper!!!

Use a soft scrubbing brush - Tesco have got some perfect ones - great for alloy wheels as well.....
I found the opposite which was confirmed by the manager of Partco. The 'Powerwash' stuff really is the best.
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Use washing powder, get the tubes just as clean and far far cheaper!!
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Our boat was stuck in Guernsey for 7 weeks when the gearbox blew up, the tubes were not covered and were in a real nasty state when i got the boat home..

I used Rib Revive which was fantastic the added a layer of Tube Conditioner by 3M once they had dried. the result was excellent and now they are like new, Tried lots of things over the years but this is the best stuff in my opinion.

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Our boat was stuck in Guernsey for 7 weeks when the gearbox blew up, the tubes were not covered and were in a real nasty state when i got the boat home..

I used Rib Revive which was fantastic the added a layer of Tube Conditioner by 3M once they had dried. the result was excellent and now they are like new, Tried lots of things over the years but this is the best stuff in my opinion.

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I agree, use RIb Revive with a nylon scourer, clean off then use the 3m Tube conditioner.
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Use washing powder, get the tubes just as clean and far far cheaper!!
I question the economics. TFR is an industrial detergent not household or price inflated marine product. At less than a £1 a litre and being powerful stuff it goes a long way. 250ml would clean a rib inside and out, thats 25p. As for Julian splashing on the 3m products? That brings up another well argued point of debate. Non-marine vs marine products.
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I question the economics. TFR is an industrial detergent not household or price inflated marine product. At less than a £1 a litre and being powerful stuff it goes a long way. 250ml would clean a rib inside and out, thats 25p. As for Julian splashing on the 3m products? That brings up another well argued point of debate. Non-marine vs marine products.
At the end of the day its an excellent product, which i only use maybe three times a year...so is it really expensive?
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At the end of the day its an excellent product, which I only use maybe three times a year...so is it really expensive?
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I wonder what the difference is , I suspect very little...Most of our toobs are made from Pennel Material anybody know if they do cleaner or conditioner for toobs?.

I'm gonna give the washing powder a go though!
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I didnt think it was expensive and the result was perfect, only needs to be done maybe 2-3 times a year and the Ribrevive will last a season and the conditioner would too. In total about £25 per year. Thats not much to look after your boat

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At the end of the day its an excellent product, which i only use maybe three times a year...so is it really expensive?
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I agree, I go 'marine' unless convinced otherwise. TFR however, is used in our house on practically a daily basis. It's brilliant if used with care.
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