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Old 10-04-2018   #1
 
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NRS Frames and Aluminum rubmarks

Do the newer NRS frames rub aluminum residue all over the tops of the tubes? I've got a frame I made with Al tubing with older LoPros and my light grey raft looks pretty bad from the rub. NRS Al tubes are anodized- does the anodization wear down over time to expose raw aluminum? The new style lopros and oar mounts are polished- does that make for a cleaner raft? Thanks!

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Old 10-05-2018   #2
 
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My frame is all NRS with forged lopros, and after 4 years it's not leaving marks. The end caps do start to deteriorate and leave black marks everywhere, but they're cheap and easy to replace.
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Old 10-06-2018   #3
 
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They will eventually leave rub marks. Even if the aluminum is anodized. The coating wears off after a while. At least on mine and others that have NRS frames that I have seen. Just get some magic eraser and remove the rub marks.
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I HAVE A Bright red boat with a non anadized frame that leaves horrible marks all over it. Mr. Clean magic eraser pads take it off reall easy, boat looks good as new.
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Old 10-07-2018   #5
 
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My nrs frame left dark marks all over my raft until I covered the lopros with white gorilla tape. No more dark marks on my raft.
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On my NRS frames that are only a few years old, the dark mark culprits are the black rubber end caps. They leave bad black marks all over my rubber. I would love to have an alternative that was non marking and didn’t involve duct tape. Maybe a harder plastic made from TPU?
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On my NRS frames that are only a few years old, the dark mark culprits are the black rubber end caps. They leave bad black marks all over my rubber. I would love to have an alternative that was non marking and didnít involve duct tape. Maybe a harder plastic made from TPU?
Solution?

https://frontierplay.com/collections...ck-fit-end-cap

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https://frontierplay.com/collections...ck-fit-end-cap

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You can also buy those directly from Hollander or their online retailer buyrailings.com


As an alternative you can do a rope wrap on the frame where it contacts the boat or build your side decks under the frame.
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You can powdercoat an NRS frame.
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Old 10-08-2018   #10
 
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You can powdercoat an NRS frame.

Be careful about doing this. Depending on the temp to cure the powder it will take away the strength of the alloy.


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