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Old 04-09-2016   #1
 
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Which flavor of 303 do you use?

The last time I bought 303, I just picked up the bottle at the local shop, and called it good. It was the basic one with the royal blue label. This time, I looked on Amazon and saw nearly as many flavors as Baskin Robbins, including one specific for inflatable boats. Unfortunately I would have to pay shipping to get it, and I woukd prefer not to, but I think the local stores do not carry the inflatable flavor.

So my question is: How much does it matter which flavor it is, and is the inflatable flavor worth the extra cost of shipping over the vanilla?

P.S. This is for PVC boats.

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I kinda think it's just a marketing scheme...labels are cheap to design. Someone should do a science experiment and see if it's different.
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I would compare the ingredient list. Sunscreen or sun protection is the useful component in the standard 303. In looking at a number of sights, I would just go with the standard 303 Aerospace Protectant. The other products looks to be cleaners, detailers, etc..
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I think 303 tastes like shit, don't drink it.
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I prefer these two flavors...
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OK, dumb question from an old guy. Is this something I should be putting on my Sotar every season?

As in if I don't it will disintegrate?
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Well Roguelawyer I would recommend it. I use boat cleaner and then the 303. Usually twice during the season and once before storing it away. That might sound like a little over kill but it's my routine. Ask Sotar what they recommend.
What's really cool about the 303 is watching every one slide off the boat and into the water the first few trips out after application.
I also use that on drysuit latex, the zip-locks on the Watershed bags, and all kinds of things. And the 303 for fabric is great too.
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I treat it like Franks red hot sauce, I put that shit on everything! Drytops, pfds, gearbags, ext
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I haven't seen it much on PVC boats, but you can have too much on a Hypalon boat. You can potentially saturate the material to the point where glue won't stick to the boat should you require a repair. I think one per year is good for most boats. I've seen a few Hypalon boats that felt slimy from too much 303. I use 303 on my boat, once a year after I take the boat cleaner to it. Yes, it does make for a slippery boat the next time out.
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Thanks for the responses, I ended up finding the marine/recreational stuff locally, so I'll give that a shot this time.

I generally put it on my boats once or twice per year, and definately on gaskets too.
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