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Posted by: pilotwingz on Oct-04-13 12:17 AM (EST) Category: Canoes
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..... want to put some on an older Roylex canoe (exterior only I guess) .
Have never used the stuff so don't know what size to get ... is 8 oz. enough or would the 16 oz. be better (17' canoe) ??
The canoe's skin is in very good condition , if there is such a thing I'd guess just normal oxidizing for 30 years .
What do you think about using the 303 cleaner product for before the protectant application ... should I ??
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Couldn't hurt. Any vinyl cleaner would |
Posted by: ezwater on Oct-04-13 1:11 AM (EST)
also make the Royalex look a bit better. I'd get the 16 ounce because you'll be using it at least twice a year, maybe more often if the boat travels in the sun. As the 303 folks say, 303 and other UV protectants don't work by reflection, they work by the UV destroying the 303 rather than the hull.
Ya gotta love any product|
Posted by: tktoo on Oct-04-13 5:42 AM (EST)
Exterior only for sure|
Posted by: stevet on Oct-04-13 6:59 AM (EST)
Because it will make the interior extremely slippery. Made that mistake once many years ago and won't do it again!
vey good , thank you ...|
Posted by: pilotwingz on Oct-04-13 10:14 AM (EST)
Think of it this way.|
Posted by: tktoo on Oct-04-13 11:01 AM (EST)
Posted by: mrmannerz on Oct-04-13 11:07 AM (EST)
It's an older royalex canoe, like mine... I agree with a couple of the above statements. I don't know if 303 really does much good. Why not just put a thin spray of Krylon paint on the hull? It provides UV protection, doesn't have to be reapplied until it scratches off. doesn't weigh anything and you might even get a close match on the color...certainly close enough for an older canoe.
I do use spray paint where vinyl has |
Posted by: ezwater on Oct-04-13 12:26 PM (EST)
been scratched off, but on my 15 year old MR Synergy, all the vinyl on the bottom is pretty thin. Right under the solo seat it got so worn that I skimmed off the vinyl and put on a 2 layer S-glass patch which has worn like iron for a few years now.
Posted by: mrmannerz on Oct-04-13 9:40 PM (EST)
Posted by: tkamd on Oct-04-13 12:13 PM (EST)
If you decide to buy some go directly to the 303 website. Much better deal. Tim
An environmental concern...|
Posted by: stevet on Oct-04-13 2:54 PM (EST)
... I prefer not to use it unless it's really really necessary. When you put the boat in the water after treatment look behind you and you will see a nice oily trail where as it washes off the hull. Doesn't seem to last too long and I'm not sure the trade-off is worth it when you figure you're leaving a fair amount of it in the water.
Do you wipe off the excess with a dry|
Posted by: Yanoer on Oct-04-13 3:30 PM (EST)
cloth after application?
I don't know about environmental |
Posted by: tktoo on Oct-04-13 5:57 PM (EST)
concerns, but I'm with stevet on the iridescent slick. I try my darnedest to buff off all the product that I possibly can with clean, dry cotton rags and I get the rainbow in my wake every time, too. It doesn't matter how long I let it sit after application, either. Doesn't take long for the residue to rinse off, though. It seems to stop after only a short while.
It's just omega-3 fatty acid. Helps fish|
Posted by: ezwater on Oct-04-13 6:32 PM (EST)
to have healthy hearts and arteries.
Who cares about hearts|
Posted by: tktoo on Oct-04-13 10:34 PM (EST)
when the backs of your hands are smooth as a baby's bottom?