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Old 05-08-2006, 11:49 AM   #1
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Has anyone used a product called "303" to restore, protect and replace wax for use on their egg?

I saw this UV protectant for kevlar canoes and it looks like it will really do a good job on my Bigfoot. Anyone have any experience before I buy some?
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Old 05-08-2006, 11:53 AM   #2
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I used it on my roto-mold plastic kayak...it took off the shine, made the finish look dull, and it never came back to shiny. I have been hesitant to try it on my fiberglass kayak....I like that nice shiny look.
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Old 05-09-2006, 12:30 AM   #3
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According to a post a few years back by a chemist to a kayak group, 303 actually makes a chemical change (for the better) to the surface of most of the poly plastics used in kayaks.

I dunno about fiberglass, but it is a UV protectant.

Out of curiousity, I tried some on one of the foam swim noodles that I use as boat rack cushions on the top of my truck, but it didn't make any difference compared to the untreated one.
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Old 05-09-2006, 09:22 AM   #4
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303 is the preferred product for maintaining the plastic panels on Honda Elements, and is considered sooo much better than Armor-All. 303 can be found at Ace Hardware or other locations via the 303 website.
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Old 05-10-2006, 07:36 AM   #5
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Went to Ace hardware last night and purchased some 303. I then came home and tried a section on the bottom of my Bigfoot. It seemed to work really well.

I have waxed my Bigfoot in the past and it took a real lot of rubbing to get the oxidation off and make it look nice. The worst part was that after a couple trips and bug cleanings, almost all the wax was gone and the finish was "chalky" again.

The best thing that I liked about the 303 is you just sprayed and wiped dry with a couple towels. No rubbing!

I am hoping to clean my egg and do the whole thing in the next couple of weeks so time will tell.
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Old 05-10-2006, 09:22 AM   #6
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I use 303 on the decals on my trailer as well as the sidewalls of the tires. I think 303 brands itself as being a 'sunscreen' hoping it will reduce fading for the decals as well as damage due to UV exposure to tire sidewalls. The decal manufactured does not recommend petroleum distillates, so think I am ok with 303!

I have also used 303 on both my rotomolded kayak as well as my new fibreglass kayak.

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I had never heard of 303.....is this the stuff?
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Old 05-10-2006, 01:32 PM   #8
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Yep, that be it. Good stuff. If you have some Armor All dispose of it properly and get 303!
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Old 05-10-2006, 04:39 PM   #9
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Donna,

Yep, that is the stuff. Not inexpensive but it seems to go a long way.
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Old 05-11-2006, 04:53 PM   #10
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On the Casita and tonneau cover and boat and....
great stuff
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Old 05-12-2006, 06:14 PM   #11
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I've been wondering about that stuff. A little sample of it came in the box with my FF and I never tried it on anything.
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Old 05-25-2006, 11:44 AM   #12
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I use 303 on the decals on my trailer as well as the sidewalls of the tires. I think 303 brands itself as being a 'sunscreen' hoping it will reduce fading for the decals as well as damage due to UV exposure to tire sidewalls. The decal manufactured does not recommend petroleum distillates, so think I am ok with 303!

I have also used 303 on both my rotomolded kayak as well as my new fibreglass kayak.

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Does this 303 clean as well? We just got our big foot - and I'm about 1/2 way through scrubbing it. Don't think I got all the oxidation (if that's the little gray spots sort of on the surface)......

Need to think about wax or 303 next....

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Old 05-28-2006, 09:05 PM   #13
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Thanks for the tip Joe;
I went and got a bottle at Canadian Tire, tried a section on the trailer and ended up doing the whole thing.
IT IS GREAT! No rubbing, no buffing and it shines like never before.
The secret seems to be to throughly soak a small rag and apply it liberaly.
One small spreay bottle did the 16' trailer, 4 Aidorondack plastic chairs and
a 42' patio table. It really brought the table and chairs back to respectability.
I will use this again.
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Old 05-31-2006, 12:12 PM   #14
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Brian,

You are welcome!

I have completed cleaning the trailer from the last trip and am still waiting for the right time to "303" the rest of my trailer.

It has been so hot and sunny here in Minnesota that I can not do the trailer as 303 does not work well in direct sunlight.

Thanks for your feedback.

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