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Old 21st August 2006, 05:41 AM   #6
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Default RE: 100% Carbon gear

Hi gsnake,
Sounds like a good plan.
Just be sure you don't wax or put Sail Kote/Slip-All in the boom clamping area.
I made that mistake once and it looked beautiful, filled in all the scratches, darkend the color a bit, looked near perfect, but when I clamped my boom on, and went sailing, the boom slid down very quickly and far too easily. I tried all sorts of "fixes: but eventually I had to take Acetone and get the wax off. Glad I didn't use the SailKote/Slip-All as they have silicones and PTFE )Teflon) in them and I'm not sure even Acetone removes all traces of those chemicals.
Good luck with you new light weight rigs!
Hope this helps,
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