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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:23 pm 
I read that beeswax is good to apply on PVC and it 's protects ? Is it verified ? In addition, are you Waterproof fabrics including cotton ?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:29 pm 
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Ive never heard of using beeswax on a synthetic. Th best product for PVC and Hypalon hulls is 303 Aerospace Protectant. I use it in ALL my kayaks (I have five, I think... or maybe seven...), and the tires, hoses, and rubber parts on my cars. There's also 303 Fabric Protectant which will not waterproof fabric but will make it water repellant.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:05 pm 
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I hadn't thought of using it on tires, Mike-- strikes me as a good idea. I applied it to my hull for the first time this spring-- amazing stuff.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:32 pm 
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Several years ago I bought a used Folbot Aleut from a dealer who had obviously taken it in on trade and never looked at it, as it had a broken rib and a heavily oxidized hull, which I sprayed with 303. It removed the oxidation and made it look as black and shiny as a new hull.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:50 am 
Thanks for advice i notice the 303 Aerospace Protectant.
Employment of beeswax was described here: "employment was described here : "So I returned and left in the sun.(he spoke of the skin of a old AERIUS)
After an hour, it had relaxed and was able to lock the structure. I tried inflating, it creaked everywhere I had the impression that the tube did not resist, but it was holding pressure and I could finish up the.
I then took the soap and I washed and degreased completely by blowing the rubber ends without much shot either. I did dry. Then I put the glue neoprene suit (this is the decathlon) is not very nice but that's the only thing that seemed elastic appropriate and durable.
After setting, I set several times beeswax with a cloth (to the floor), I remembered suddenly that my grandmother kept renovating and rubbers with.
It worked in hair. The flexible rubber is again well after this treatment. I ironed a dry cloth to make it shine and it was good. Then for storage before the dismount I dusted with talc the skin so that the rubber not glue together." (original in french)
It's for what i ask for other experience ... But apparently no one uses it...


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 6:35 am 
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Then again, several of us are struggling to figure out how to put an old skin back into service (having a new passat skin made is not an option ). So ideas are always welcome!

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'64 Klepper Passat/Tradewind and T12 restoration projects.
Non-folding: Early '90s Old Town Canoe.
Previously owned '04 Pakboat Puffin II and '05 Swift (prototype), as well as an '84 Hobie 16.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:41 pm 
Someone try this one ? VINTAGE SERIES NATURAL SHINE DRESSING

http://www.chemicalguys.com/Natural_Shi ... 201_16.htm


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:31 pm 
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No... have you tried it?

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~'91 Klepper A2 w/ BSD schooner rig.
'64 Klepper Passat/Tradewind and T12 restoration projects.
Non-folding: Early '90s Old Town Canoe.
Previously owned '04 Pakboat Puffin II and '05 Swift (prototype), as well as an '84 Hobie 16.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 4:01 pm 
No, i look at 303 Fabric Protectant in shop and i saw this other product. It's seems to be good !


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