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#4199847 - 11/30/09 10:48 AM Aluminum vs Plastic
StevenNDallas Offline
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Registered: 03/03/09
Posts: 1710
Loc: SW Richardson


Q: What do you call an aluminum canoe that's been stored upside down out in the sun, for oh, like 23 years

A: My canoe
B: My Grumann
C: A noisy old canoe you can borrow


Q: What do you call a plastic kayak that's been stored upside down out in the sun, for oh, like 5 years ?

A: Faded and cracked
B: My last kayak
C: For sale CHEAP
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#4199975 - 11/30/09 11:24 AM Re: Aluminum vs Plastic [Re: StevenNDallas]
John L Offline
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Registered: 03/01/09
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C and C
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#4199995 - 11/30/09 11:31 AM Re: Aluminum vs Plastic [Re: John L]
Daveg99 Offline
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haha. Yeah those aluminum boats sure do last a long time.
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#4200289 - 11/30/09 12:58 PM Re: Aluminum vs Plastic [Re: Daveg99]
kayakin4crappie Offline
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Registered: 01/13/09
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Loc: Round Rock, TX
Yeah but try making an aluminum yak....

I store mine (plastic) in the garage and I have had it at least 3 years already and still love it.
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#4200465 - 11/30/09 01:53 PM Re: Aluminum vs Plastic [Re: kayakin4crappie]
HammerPants Offline
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Put some 303 on that plastic and it'll hold up a bit longer.

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#4202825 - 12/01/09 07:44 AM Re: Aluminum vs Plastic [Re: HammerPants]
kayakin4crappie Offline
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What is 303? I have never heard of it. I do have a crack in my seat that I do need to fix but its not that bad.


"crack in my seat".... <--- Doesn't everybody? LOL!
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#4202864 - 12/01/09 08:01 AM Re: Aluminum vs Plastic [Re: kayakin4crappie]
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A and B, cause that's what you do!!!
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#4202911 - 12/01/09 08:17 AM Re: Aluminum vs Plastic [Re: Trout Bum]
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from what ive heard grumanns are great canoes.
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#4203186 - 12/01/09 09:37 AM Re: Aluminum vs Plastic [Re: Fish ZoMbiE]
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why cant you use Armourall instead of 303?

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#4203793 - 12/01/09 12:59 PM Re: Aluminum vs Plastic [Re: butch sanders]
Carver Offline
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You can use anything that has a good UV inhibitor and will stay on the plastic.

Academy now carries a product specifically made for plastic kayaks.

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#4210889 - 12/03/09 11:23 AM Re: Aluminum vs Plastic [Re: kayakin4crappie]
HammerPants Offline
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Originally Posted By: kayakin4crappie
What is 303? I have never heard of it.


Its a UV protectant.

As far as Armor All vs. 303, I guess its personal preference, but for my money 303 is the way to go. I don't like Armor All's greasiness and I think 303 lasts longer once applied. I've been using 303 on all my rotomolded whitewater boats as well as a couple Royalex canoes for the last 15 years and every one of them looks as good as the day I bought them. No fading or cracking whatsoever. I use it on my truck's interior also, and in that application I find it to be FAR superior due to the shiny appearance of Armor All - which I can't stand all over my dash.



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#4211588 - 12/03/09 02:56 PM Re: Aluminum vs Plastic [Re: HammerPants]
kayakin4crappie Offline
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Thanks, I'll have to get some for mine. At least mine is garage kept.
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#4229503 - 12/08/09 03:34 PM Re: Aluminum vs Plastic [Re: kayakin4crappie]
auskayak Offline
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Registered: 09/01/08
Posts: 159
Originally Posted By: kayakin4crappie
What is 303? I have never heard of it. I do have a crack in my seat that I do need to fix but its not that bad.


"crack in my seat".... <--- Doesn't everybody? LOL!


303 is UV protective formula that is quite popular.

https://www.austinkayak.com/products/78/303-Aerospace-Kayak-Protectant.html

As for your crack, take your yak to our Austin location for repairs. We do plastic welding and will fix any problems.

Austin Canoe and Kayak
9705 Burnet Rd #102
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 719-4386


Dave
Austin Canoe and Kayak

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