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Old 07-16-2010   #1
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303 Question

I'm new to boating and have a new boat. I just got some 303 to treat the rubber and read on the bottle it's for UV protection only. So, is it necessary for any reason to apply the 303 where the sun won't hit, i.e. the bottom?

Also, is there anything else I should apply to the hypalon to protect it / treat it?

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Old 07-16-2010   #2
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Sometimes the bottom of your boat does see the sun... if you flip.

But also, I think UV light travels through water and can probably be reflected on the bottom of your boat too. Probably not enough to cause damage though...?

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Old 07-16-2010   #3
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I'd 303 all surfaces when you take it out in spring and put it away in fall.
If there's anyway you can store it inflated that will preserve it as much.
Stored folded the wearstrip and seams tend to come apart.
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