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Old 08-23-2010   #1
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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How should I clean my Hypolon boat?

So I'm getting ready to store my Riken Pioneer for the winter, and I'd like to put some protectant on the Hypolon. Is 303 the best? Do any major stores carry 303 or is it available online only?

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Old 08-23-2010   #2
Huntsville, Alabama
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I've never put anything on a hypalon boat. The ability to stand up to the elements and be pretty much maintenance free was a big part of the appeal of hypalon to me. But I am sure anything can be made to last longer with better care. I commend your efforts.

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Old 08-23-2010   #3
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I use runoff to clean mine.
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Old 08-23-2010   #4
Prescott, Arizona
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I bought my 303 at the local RV parts store. It's a pretty commonly recommended protectant in the RV biz for rubber seals and gaskets.
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Old 08-24-2010   #5
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303 after a mild detergent scrub. To prolong the life however it is best to store inflated at temperatures above freezing.
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Old 08-24-2010   #6
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303 is an excellent product for U.V. protection, but doesn't work too well as a cleaner. I've had excellent results with seapower raft cleaner for tough stains, frame marks etc...
Clean it first with seapower, then protect it with 303. Do this a couple times a year and your boat will last a long time.
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Old 08-24-2010   #7
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Everyone knows that the best way to clean a raft is to piss on it. If you REALLY want it clean, invite all your front range rafting buddies over to sit in it and then piss all over it. Call some kayakers to help.

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If I got my raft too clean, someone might think I"m from the Front Range, or worse yet, a raft guide. Actually, I don't raft at all. Kayaking is more cooler.

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