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Old 15 May 2013, 09:39   #1
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Hi Guys and Gals
Can anyone recommend a good tube POLISH I'm fed up with these matt finishes, all help appreciated.
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Old 15 May 2013, 10:12   #2
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Any tube polish that makes your tubes nice and shiny is also going to make them slippery. When I use 303 protectant (which does not shine the tubes very much) I can tell the difference in the slickness of the tubes.
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Hi Guys and Gals
Can anyone recommend a good tube POLISH I'm fed up with these matt finishes, all help appreciated.
Use 303 its great stuff
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If you REALY Like the ''Zing Factor'' Ribcraft do thier Own...a bit Bright for my Taste but if its Bright and Shiney your after...you May need Though!
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Shoe Boot Hand Bag Leather Polish Cleaner Colours


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Shoe-Boot-...item563a6cc045


Trust me works wonders many colours, I applied it liberally left two days washed of excess with good scrubbing and here after used rib shop reviver

Uploaded in wrong order but

First pic with polish stainer on

Washed of ad stained in, not slippy at all

How it did look on purchase

And a nice shiny finish before I wiped excess reviver off
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Trust me works wonders many colours, I applied it liberally left two days washed of excess with good scrubbing and here after used rib shop reviver

Uploaded in wrong order but

First pic with polish stainer on

Washed of ad stained in, not slippy at all


How it did look on purchase

And a nice shiny finish before I wiped excess reviver off
Good Result..You Slick opprerator You!
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Use 303 its great stuff
+1 the 301 will help the murky Mersey salty stuff slip off the tubes head for Caernarfon and the Menai, much cleaner and more to see
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Trust me works wonders many colours, I applied it liberally left two days washed of excess with good scrubbing and here after used rib shop reviver

Uploaded in wrong order but

First pic with polish stainer on

Washed of ad stained in, not slippy at all

How it did look on purchase

And a nice shiny finish before I wiped excess reviver off
looks great, well done, like a new rib
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+1 the 301 will help the murky Mersey salty stuff slip off the tubes
Good run of "brown trout" I hear...
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My prefered choice is Polymarine Blow-up boat finish. Beware of 301 if walking on tubes with wet bare feet. 'Tiz more slippery than a greased weasel.
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Good run of "brown trout" I hear...
not that bad these days, much improved over the years, but it will always be a silty river, and the Liverpool water front has been ruined with the recent "improvements" :-(
we like the much fresher Nth Wales coastline these days, and much easier to keep the rib clean
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Shoe Boot Hand Bag Leather Polish Cleaner Colours

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Shoe-Boot-...item563a6cc045

Trust me works wonders many colours, I applied it liberally left two days washed of excess with good scrubbing and here after used rib shop reviver

Uploaded in wrong order but

First pic with polish stainer on

Washed of ad stained in, not slippy at all

How it did look on purchase

And a nice shiny finish before I wiped excess reviver off
Could you explain how you went about applying this??
As per the instructions on the eBay shop or do you have your own?
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My prefered choice is Polymarine Blow-up boat finish. Beware of 301 if walking on tubes with wet bare feet. 'Tiz more slippery than a greased weasel.
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Could you explain how you went about applying this??
As per the instructions on the eBay shop or do you have your own?
Obviously I cleaned the tubes prior to this


Polish from e bay was sat with lid off in some red hot water in a bowl , makes the cream go to a lower viscosity, simply dipped a sponge in it and applied liberally to a section of tube at a time, completed whole boat and left few days for the dye to be absorbed into the material, there after I buffed off with dry rag,
Gave her a god wash and applied rib shops product , I have done this many times allways with great results
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When DM gives it back after his Saturday night cruise. along the canal bank

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The mersey is a lot cleaner these days but even so I think North Wales has much more scope for boating

Ed, impressive results but you must have used a few 50ml jars of leather cleaner / polish to do the whole of the humber destroyer?
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