Thread: Re tubing a RIB
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Old 09-27-2019, 07:27 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by fractalphreak View Post
I bought Amazon (not the online store) brand cleaner, and found that after cleaning my RIB's tubes with that, it looked so good I didn't want to even try the inflatable paint. I then put 303 Aerospace protectant on it which made it look even better. I still have that inflatable paint sitting in my garage.
Originally Posted by Chrisjs View Post
If you do decide to start by simply cleaning the tubes you should try to at least do a test run on the dockside. I cleaned our blue Rendova (do not remember cleaner brand) and ended up with a blue mess on the dinghy deck that was real PITA to clean up. Dinghy looked better but deck was a mess!!
Great, another thing for my to-do list. I've likewise got an Avon that's pretty tired looking but in otherwise serviceable condition. Which cleaners did you guys use? If it's going to be a messy job it'd be one best NOT done while on my swim platform.
-- Bill Kearney
2005 Eastbay 47 FB - Solstice
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