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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:52 am 
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Hi, all.

I have a question about putting 303 on my new TI. The top surfaces of the amas and central hull have a roughened surface - I suppose to allow better footing. I bought a gallon of 303 to apply to my new baby but am wondering if I should avoid putting it on these upper surfaces? Will it make them slippery and defeat the roughening? Should I just apply the 303 to the other surfaces? I know with Armor All it turns everything slicker than deer guts on a doorknob. Does this happen with 303 as well? Thanks.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:32 am 
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Rkbarry wrote:
Hi, all.

I have a question about putting 303 on my new TI. The top surfaces of the amas and central hull have a roughened surface - I suppose to allow better footing. I bought a gallon of 303 to apply to my new baby but am wondering if I should avoid putting it on these upper surfaces? Will it make them slippery and defeat the roughening? Should I just apply the 303 to the other surfaces? I know with Armor All it turns everything slicker than deer guts on a doorknob. Does this happen with 303 as well? Thanks.

Rich


You should try the UV Tech that Hobie offers (by McNet) -it gets into the plastic and doesn't just leave a slippery surface - you'll like it better than the 303 - we have tried both.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:45 am 
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Oh, heck. :(

I thought everyone was ready to have a stroke about 303 it was so fantastically great! Now I have a whole gallon of it sitting in my basement. So, let me understand. 303 will make surfaces slippery but the stuff from Hobie won't?

Ugh!!

Okay, any other thoughts folks? Can I use up the 303 on the sails? What about the undersides of the hull - or will it make it impossible to handle the thing on launch (like an oiled pig)?

Anyone want to buy a gallon of 303 - cheep cheep?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:24 pm 
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Rkbarry wrote:
Anyone want to buy a gallon of 303 - cheep cheep?
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Find a way to ship it cheaply to Hawaii and I'll take it!
Can't buy it in gallons here on Maui. Maybe you could hand deliver it... :)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:27 pm 
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Rkbarry

You should get rid of that 303 garbage as quickly as possible! It is totally worthless!! :wink:

(PS - I will email you my address - please send to Hawaii via slow boat)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:02 pm 
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Water will make your boat slippery also. I can find a good and safe home for it and the unsafe 303. :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:43 am 
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ArmourAll also works... but, it too is slippery. Like the 303, there is a oily film on the surface after application.

That also means stuff will stick to it. Dust, dirt...

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