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Old 07-27-2012   #1
 
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New member, Might have a problem

Hey guys,

New here. I have a PVC raft that I was cleaning a few weeks ago and realized I used Amor All to clean the boat...Later finding out it's bad for PVC boats...

Am I okay if I used it just once a few weeks ago? It's been washed since then, so the Amor All has probably been washed off...

At least I'm hoping.


Thanks for the help in advance.

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Old 07-28-2012   #2
 
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Just washed it again with dish soap and water. Seems to have all the Armor All off now..Not slick at all..
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Dish soap is horrible for PVC boat maybe even worse than Armor All.
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Your raft should be fine untill the time comes to repair it. They say that armor all has silicone solids that soak into the raft material and prevent glues and coatings from bonding.

If you do have to patch it I would recomend sanding the material a little before cleaning with mek to try to get some of the Armor all affected pvc off. An inside patch should stick just fine.
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First, don't panic.

Armorall is a plasticizer that helps restore plastic. It probably wasn't bad for the raft at all. Now that you've taken it off with the dish soap head down to your local raft shop and see if they've got some 303 plastic protectant or whatever they have to treat PVC, and follow the directions. It'll be really slick at first but the residue will wash off.

Good luck,

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Old 07-28-2012   #6
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this is the stuf you want to use on inflatables....

303 at NRS - Kayaking Gear Rafting Supplies and Boating Equipment
Also you can call NRS with any questions regarding care and all that before you do something you're not sure about. they are a great company.
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Dish soap is horrible for PVC boat maybe even worse than Armor All.
That's interesting... I watched a video on YouTube from AIRE and they recommended dish soap over everything.

Thank you everyone. I have 303 now, I was just stupid and thought it would be fine. I've used 303 on my truck for years now and it's great.

So no dish soap? What do y'all wash your boat off with?
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in my experience just water.... w/ some pressure and a sponge to get mud off, dry well then 303.... but as a guide thats only once a year, putting the boats away. and i usually had karate practice, or a dentist apptointment. lol....
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What do y'all wash your boat off with?
Huh?
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That's interesting... I watched a video on YouTube from AIRE and they recommended dish soap over everything.

Thank you everyone. I have 303 now, I was just stupid and thought it would be fine. I've used 303 on my truck for years now and it's great.

So no dish soap? What do y'all wash your boat off with?
I was kidding man. Hey what part of South Carolina are you from I am from West Union, SC in Oconee County.
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