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A DROP IN THE OCEAN – OR NOT

Apr 19, 2024

I picked up an Ace Europa 390 polyethylene kayak from a chap in Devon last week. Seriously stained and with no buoyancy (disintegrated open cell nasty stuff). He had attempted to remove the stain’but it was too attached!

So. my mission is to get this back into service. rather than it go to landfill or into our oceans and eaten by the fish as it disintegrates. Or the equivalent as landfill.

No personal profit to be made. In fact my plan is to give it to a deserving person on a very low budget.

Day 1

Powerful pressure washer…failed.

Day 2

Tried the following – what is this stuff?!!!
White spirit. Petrol. WD40 Turps. Methylated Spirit. Acetone Y10 Organics gunk Cif.
Methylated spirit rubbed very hard had a small effect. Amazed to find that kitchen cleaner cream, Cif worked with a LOT of medium pressure rubbing.