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303 Aerospace Protectant

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The most powerful UV screening protection ever made. Use it on everything from boats to apparel. 303 Aerospace Protectant is - "SPF 40 For Your Stuff!" Helpful in prolonging the lifetime of your raft. Don't forget to use this on your paddling apparel that have latex gaskets.
  • What leading manufacturer's recommend in: automotive, marine, RV, home, and outdoors!
  • For use on vinyl, clear vinyl, inflatable boats, fiberglass, rubber & all UV sensitive plastics.
  • Easy to use - just spray on and wipe dry!
  • This is an environmentally safe product that is non-toxic and biodegradable.

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  • video: How To: Clean and Store Your Inflatable Boat
    How To: Clean and Store Your Inflatable Boat
    Length:6:02
Features:
  • Use 303 Aerospace Protectant on:
  • Inflatable boats: Pennel Orca®, Hypalon, PVC and urethane blends
  • Gelcoat fiberglass: Boats, RV's, snowmobiles, jet ski's
  • Rubber: Tires, neoprene, latex, door and trunk seals, weather-stripping, EPDM rubber roofs, CV boots, waders, wet suits
  • Vinyl: Convertible tops (and the clear vinyl windows), isinglass, marine seating, tonneau covers, car bras, covers, spa covers, pool covers
  • Plastics/acrylics/polycarbonates: Lexan® & acrylic panels/windows/windshields/covers
  • Carbon-fiber/resin composites: Fishing rods, "nude" bike frames
  • Finished leather: Upholstery, motorcycle leather, trim, tack, fine apparel
  • Pool & Patio: Plastic furniture (not fabric), pool inflatables, slides, covers
  • Sailcloth: Dacronr and monofilm

video: How To: Clean and Store Your Inflatable Boat

How To: Clean and Store Your Inflatable Boat (6:02)

Proper care and maintenance greatly extends the life of your valuable boat. Whether it's coated with Pennel Orca or another hypalon-type rubber, urethane or PVC, it pays to remove dirt and other environmental contaminants, using Inflatable Boat Cleaner, before storing it. Then, following manufacturer's recommendations put on a coat of 303 Aerospace Protectant. It's "SPF 40 sunscreen for your stuff" and helps keep boat materials supple.

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  • 303 Aerospace Protectant

    Q:

    Would 303 make 600 denier boat top resist mildew and or make it last longer. Would 303 harm 600 denier fabric in any way
    Asked on 9/16/2014 by Captain from South florida

    4 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The company says that 303 "provides superior protection against harmful UV rays that can cause loss of mechanical properties such as; discoloration, fading, embrittlement, cracking and/or chalking. Treated surfaces repel dirt, soiling, staining, water spots, salt water and mildew." At one point in their literature they recommend against using it on "fabrics (canvas)". However, we know of outfitters who use it on their life jackets, seemingly with no problems.

      Answered on 9/17/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Should help.. Denier is the weight of the fabric. You should research the
      type of material rather than weight.

      Answered on 9/16/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      I treat ALL of my gear that is exposed to UV with 303 spray. Until this stuff I just assumed everything sun rotted, changed colors and fell apart after a few years. With a couple applications per season my pontoon boats, my fins and pretty much everything else I hit with it, just looks better and lasts longer.
      I have not seen any damage to gear that I would attribute to 303. I love the stuff!
      Mike

      Answered on 9/16/2014 by Cactus Mike from Pinetop, AZ
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I would use 303 High Tech Fabric Guard, and have done so on my Sunbrella boat cover.

      Answered on 9/16/2014 by Anonymous
  • 303 Aerospace Protectant

    Q:

    How much of this product would it take to treat a rubber roof on a 33 ft fifth wheel travel trailer? What is the correct way to apply it to a rubber roof?
    Asked on 6/8/2013 by gaflyer from Decatur Georgia

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I would get a least get a gallon. I would spray it on with a sprayer similar
      to one you would use for bug spray or weed killer. Maybe use a sponge mop to
      work it in. This stuff is great and in my opinion superior to other
      protectants. I used about a half a gallon on my 18ft Sotar boat. I think the
      rubber roof of a 5th wheel might absorb the protectant a bit more than the
      slick finish on a raft.

      Answered on 6/11/2013 by Dr. Lava from Phoenix, ZA
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Website says for RV Rubber roofing, spray on mop on 3x3 area.
      They make gallon size, you will probably want that size.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 6/10/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Just get the gallon.  You'll want to reapply after rain, and there are a million other uses for this, so you can never have too much.  The smallest size would probably cover the job once, and maybe even twice, depending on how much the material absorbs the 303.
      I apply to canoes and car trim with small (4" diameter) thin car buff pads.  For something that big, you might want a larger one or even use a towel.  Don't use too thick an applicator or you will waste 303.  Rub it in to the surface as you go, rather than spraying the whole thing then wiping it in, as it can leave spots if not evenly applied.

      Answered on 6/10/2013 by Mr R. Mond from Alabama
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      It would take at least a quart, and possibly two. Here are the application instructions - http://www.nrsweb.com/repair/303_Protectant.asp

      Answered on 6/8/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      That's a good question! I went to 303s website and could not find the answer.. Here is their URL: http://www.303products.com/protectant.html/
      An email from you to them might yield an answer. As far as application you spray it on and wipe it off. It works really well on my inflatable boats.

      Answered on 6/8/2013 by Anonymous
  • 303 Aerospace Protectant

    Q:

    Can I use this on my kayak? I have a daggar axis kayak
    Asked on 5/13/2013 by Laurie from Franklin tn.

    8 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, 303 is good for kayaks and canoes.  Apply it every 3 - 4 months, helps protect the boat's plastic material from UV and gives the boat a bit of a shine or polished look.

      Answered on 5/16/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I use it on all of my kayaks, composite & poly. Recommended by dealers for UV protection.

      Answered on 5/16/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I would say yes. The manufacture recommends it for all different kinds of
      hard and soft plastic and rubber including clear plastic windows, vinyl,
      natural rubbers, etc.
      They also recommend it on leather, fiberglass, chrome, and aluminium. I
      don't see any warnings about any polymers that you shouldn't use it on. It
      should help with UV breakdown, especially for boats stored outside.
      ...this is my read of their website nothing more, have a look and happy
      boating.

      Answered on 5/16/2013 by amos5000 from Paddling, CO
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi Laurie,
      Using 303 won't hurt…although I question how long it remains on the surface of the boat once it gets wet. I've used it on roto-mold plastic & kevlar-carbon fiber kayaks, as well as my epoxy waveski with no problems or issues. It does make them look great…beyond that, I can't say.
      JLK
      Laguna Beach, CA
      Begin forwarded message:

      Answered on 5/16/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Sure, you can apply 303 to lots of boating gear, including your kayak.

      Answered on 5/13/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I use this product on my Wilderness recreational kayak and my We-noh-na solo canoe. It works great. It makes your boat glide  better and restores the color. All of my boating friends use it too. I highly recommend using this product to maintain your boat.
      Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Smartphone

      Answered on 5/13/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Of course......apply a thin layer to surfaces most exposed to sunlight. It is a sunscreen for plastic.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 5/13/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I don't know, but it is more for protecting things like clothing from sun.. Your kayak can withstand a couple decades of sun no problem, but it would probably keep it from fading if it works on plastic. Seems like overkill, but if you plan on keeping it for twenty years it may help.

      Answered on 5/13/2013 by Anonymous
  • 303 Aerospace Protectant

    Q:

    How many ounces of 303 Aerospsce Protectant are needed to clean an inflatable kayak (such as your AIRE Lynx I or AIRE Force models) one time?

    How many times per year should the 303 Aerospace Protectant be used on a boat?
    Asked on 3/4/2013 by Eirik from Idaho Falls

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      3-4 ounces of 303 will do a good job of covering an IK. AIRE recommend you only use 303 a couple of times a season on their boats.

      Answered on 3/5/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • 303 Aerospace Protectant

    Q:

    do you reccommend the use of this and inflatable boat cleaner on an inflatable SUP.
    Asked on 10/16/2012 by Tactical-Adventure from Pittsburgh

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I use 303 on everything plastic that stays in the sun from boats to jeep
      top and fenders

      Answered on 10/16/2012 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes. If the material on the SUP Is vinyl/PVC we recommend sticking to 2-3 applications a season.

      Answered on 10/16/2012 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I use this product on my canoe made out of royalex. I recommend using it to prevent the harmful effects of the sun. Beware, your boat will be slippery right after use. Great product. 
      -- Sent from my Palm Pre

      Answered on 10/16/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No experience with inflatables. Works well on dry suit gaskets. Keeps then supple and protected.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 10/16/2012 by fred from Memphis, Tn.
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Absolutely, my boat is 18 years old, and is in great condition. I rub it down with 303 2-3 times during the season.

      Answered on 10/17/2012 by Anonymous
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303 Aerospace Protectant
 
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Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • Protects well (9)
  • Visually pleasing (4)

Cons

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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    this stuff is the real deal

    This stuff is the bomb for getting the latex gaskets back to being supple and pliant after a rough season. But watch out that you don't leave the juice on too long or it...Read complete review

    This stuff is the bomb for getting the latex gaskets back to being supple and pliant after a rough season. But watch out that you don't leave the juice on too long or it will start to weaken the latex.

    I used it about every two weeks when I was guiding this summer. It made the wrist and neck gasket easier to put on and stayed dry.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not sure what it does

    seems like people swear by it but it's not easy to tell if it does anything.

    seems like people swear by it but it's not easy to tell if it does anything.

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    5.0

    7 years later drysuit latex seals OK

    By x2b8r

    from DC metro area

    Pros

    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about 303 Aerospace Protectant:

        I use it on my drysuit/dry top wrist and neck seals. Had not used my one drysuit in 7 years. Just pulled it out, figuring I'd have to replace the seals. They are in as good shape as when I put the suit away! I'm astounded.... It's easy to apply. I put another dry top away without it, and the seal had to be replace in 3 years. I'm sold.

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        2.0

        Not sure what it does

        By T

        from pagosa springs, CO

        Verified Buyer

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              Comments about 303 Aerospace Protectant:

              seems like people swear by it but it's not easy to tell if it does anything.

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              • No

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I use 303 ONLY

              By Lord Let it Rain

              from North Georgia

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Cant Beat
              • Easy to Use
              • Protects Well
              • Visually Pleasing

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about 303 Aerospace Protectant:

                  I wont think of using another product to preserve, my Kayak's, Canoe's and Inflatables than 303. The look after its applied make it look like it will last forever, I never have a boat look faded or dull. Just spray it on a clean towel and wipe it on, that's it. I feel that its worth every penny, because it lasts longer than you would think,under the heavy use we put our Boats through. I could never be able to say enough about 303, just try it once and you will understand.

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  totally restored drytop gaskets

                  By Doc

                  from kane, pa

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

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                        Comments about 303 Aerospace Protectant:

                        Good stuff

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                        5.0

                        Indispensible product

                        By Kayakbirder

                        from Delaware Valley, Pa

                        About Me Advanced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Keeps Boat In Top Shape

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • General Maintenance

                        Comments about 303 Aerospace Protectant:

                        303 is another must have, especially for kayakers. 303 keeps things from rotting in the sun and salt. It is imperative to use regularly on hatches and can even abate UV bleaching of the top side of RM boats! Never without it!

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