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Old 11-05-2013, 12:05 AM   #21
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I second the fire hose idea. I know from experience that Sunbrella has poor abrasion resistance. I bought a set of fender covers and they don't last.

I use fire hose on my aft rail for sun protection and also ding protection while fishing. The stuff holds up well and the inner rubberized lining keeps it in place. I suspect a well-fitting segment on the power line would retain flexibility and be well protected, but might be a bit heavy and clumsy if coiled.
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Old 05-08-2017, 11:37 AM   #22
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Bye,Bye crummy Marinco power cord cover. I am going to get one of these made from Sunbrella.

ORDER - All American Power Cord Cover
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I have had great success cleaning with acetone, as recommended by the manufacturer, and a Magic Eraser. Despite the common perception that this will damage the cord cover, this has worked for years with the only effect being a clean power cord. I am still trying to find someone who has actually seen a power cord damaged by acetone.

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What about this?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/25-Nylon-Pro...3deOVbhwoTrAJg

Made to protect hoses and cables from abrasive wear...
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IF you just want cable protection , used Hyd hose is tough enough for dock carts or hand trucks with steel wheels to ignore.

Run your power line in a discarded piece..
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How would you dress the wires sticking out from the ends of the hydraulic hose?
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How would you dress the wires sticking out from the ends of the hydraulic hose?

You could stick finger puppets on them.





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"How would you dress the wires sticking out from the ends of the hydraulic hose?"

Cut the hose off square with a dowel inside and a hacksaw , then use heat shrink tape to keep the ends from frizzing in a high traffic area.
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How would you dress the wires sticking out from the ends of the hydraulic hose?
As long as it's not a deficiency and just a few stray strands at the connector swage, I'd wrap it with Rescue Tape.
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I generally clean mine once a year with a scotchbrite sponge and soapy water. Then a coat of Nu Finish car wax. The wax makes it much easier to keep the cord clean. Takes maybe an hour to do the cords and all the adapters.

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I have had great success cleaning with acetone, as recommended by the manufacturer, and a Magic Eraser. Despite the common perception that this will damage the cord cover, this has worked for years with the only effect being a clean power cord. I am still trying to find someone who has actually seen a power cord damaged by acetone.

https://marincofaq.wordpress.com/201...repower-cords/
I've been afraid to try that, acetone can make some plastics gooey. Thanks for posting, I'll give it a try on and old cord and see how it goes.

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What about this?
25' Nylon Protective Sleeve Sheath Cable Cover Tig Plasma Torch Hydraulic Hose Y | eBay

Made to protect hoses and cables from abrasive wear...
That seems to be perfect. For that price, it's worth a try.
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We use a mold and mildew remover from Ace Hardware. Don't recall the brand but comes in a green spray bottle. Cleaned our black cord back to tan with no scrubbing. Simply spray on, wait a few and hose off.
Too easy.
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