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  1. #21
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    I didn't know that about heat guns or a hot putty knife. Good info.

    I try my best to avoid scratches. I make soft entries and soft landings and rarely drag my boats over land. But, hull scratches are inevitable.

    Sometimes I get black streaks on the bottoms of my yaks. They wash off with a little scrubbing. But I don't know where they come from.
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    Since nobody has mentioned it, I use 303 Aerospace Protectant on my kayaks once or twice a year to preserve the plastic and it leaves a hard shinny surface. One spray bottle usually last me a 3-4 years. I do not notice any performance gains, but it does making cleaning a little easier. I'm guessing the chemical make-up is similar to Armor All, but it's specific use is for marine purposes and does not leave a greasy surface.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silasvirus82 View Post
    Since nobody has mentioned it, I use 303 Aerospace Protectant on my kayaks once or twice a year to preserve the plastic and it leaves a hard shinny surface. One spray bottle usually last me a 3-4 years. I do not notice any performance gains, but it does making cleaning a little easier. I'm guessing the chemical make-up is similar to Armor All, but it's specific use is for marine purposes and does not leave a greasy surface.
    Great UV protectant

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    Quote Originally Posted by On the fly View Post
    Great UV protectant
    Thanks Harry


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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Rentch View Post
    A quick question. Does anyone put any kind of lubricant on you kayak bottom to help with its movement through the water?
    I put lubricant on board my kayak every time I head to the ruffle bar.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    I put lubricant on board my kayak every time I head to the ruffle bar.


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    Notice any gains in efficiency?
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    Quote Originally Posted by silasvirus82 View Post
    Notice any gains in efficiency?
    I definitely get there faster when I do.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dasher View Post
    John a putty knife heated and wiped over a scratch can help as well, and though I've not tired it, a bread bag when wiped over a deep scratch is supposed to work.
    I have used a piece of tarp melted by an almost red hot putty knife to fill in scratches in my kayak thanks to a youtube video on the subject and this fix works well, and I notice that the tarp material repels water better than the kayak plastic so its a two for one deal... the melted tarp plastic material resists scratches better than the kayak plastic. I wish here was an easy way to melt a tarp over the whole bottom of the kayak.
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