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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:08 am 
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Hello to all, :) I have beeen trolling the forum for a while now and I have not see any talk on what products are available to preserve the exterior on TI's and AI's.
I wash my TI down after every outing, I have coated the mirage drives on three seperate occassions using Inox but I am concerned about the affect it may have on the marine environment.
Can anyone suggest anything?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:42 am 
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romenfree wrote:
Hello to all, :) I have beeen trolling the forum for a while now and I have not see any talk on what products are available to preserve the exterior on TI's and AI's.
I wash my TI down after every outing, I have coated the mirage drives on three seperate occassions using Inox but I am concerned about the affect it may have on the marine environment.
Can anyone suggest anything?


Sould be able to find a few posts on here. Three good options for protecting the plastic components

Hobie UV Protectant & Restorer
McNett UV Tech
303 Aerospace Protectant

As for metal parts (inc Mirage Drive) a lot of people do well with Lanox which is lanolin based and supposed to be friendlier to the enviroment. It is thicker than Inox and better suited to a marine enviroment. Smells like a nice wool jumper. :D

A few people give their sail a spray with UV protector once a year too. Seems to keep it in good nick.

I'll try and dig up some posts...

http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=71&t=32612&start=30
http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=71&t=37971&p=155163&hilit=303#p155163
http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=71&t=32612&hilit=303

Tech Tip - MirageDrive Maintenence/Lubrication #1 of 3
http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=12577

Josh has a good write up over on his site - Hobie Miragedrive maintenance
http://yakass.net/articles/equipment/91-hobie-miragedrive-maintenance

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:38 pm 
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Excellent info, thank you for your time, will try the hobie product based on the disk test.
Cheers
Russell


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