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  • McNett UV Tech Protectant and Rejuvenator works with plastic, vinyl, rubber, PVC, leather, fiberglass, Hypalon® and more
  • Powerful ingredients penetrate deeply, delivering rejuvenating plasticizers that protect materials from UV damage
  • As materials age, structural oils called plasticizers are lost
  • UV Tech replaces these lost plasticizers and restores the pliability of the material, preserving your gear against aging and degradation
  • UV Tech won't rinse off boat surfaces like other treatments, and the dry luster that it leaves will not attract dirt
  • Formula also helps stop color fading and even helps restore some items to their original color
  • UV Tech is nontoxic, biodegradable and nonflammable

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Best Use Paddling
Volume 12 fluid ounces
Rated 2 out of 5 by from spray trigger/grip design I have been using UV Tech (formerly Gear Aid, now McNett) on my kayak for a couple of years. I don't know if it really does anything significant longer term but it doesn't cost much and it makes my kayak shinier for a few days. This review and the low rating are really for the new spray applicator design. The trigger/grip is not properly designed to be held by a normal size and shaped human hand. It is a real pain to use since you may have to squeeze a hundred times or more when applying the product to a kayak. Fortunately I still have the old Gear Aid spray bottle to transfer the product to. Back to the drawing board McNett!
Date published: 2013-08-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good protectant. I had two used Ocean Caper Kayaks. i didnt think too much about the obvious "sun damage" on the yaks. Then I paddled and paddled and realized I wanted to protect theses boats to last as long as possible. material was easy to apply, instructions are simple. No bad odors, best of all my two "old" Kayaks look better than they did when I bought them!
Date published: 2013-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from waterproof sunscreen McNett UV Protectant and 303 Aerospace Protectant are interchangeable. From REI (as I write this) McNett's version is offered in a larger bottle with a better spray nozzle at a slightly lower price. 303 can be had in an even bigger bottle with an even better nozzle so that may change. Get whichever you like, but get one or the other. UV destroys synthetic materials and this stuff slows that dramatically. It also (to a minor degree) seals the surface against ozone, oil and plain old dirt, and restores plasticizers inevitably lost with age. Boat hulls, hatch covers, wet suits and hoses in particular will last far longer if you treat them conscientiously. Dry suit gaskets are stretchier and more slippery; they may benefit most of all even though they rarely see the sun. Any thermoplastic, thermoset polymer, rubber, neoprene or PVC needs this if it's used outdoors. I don't know if it does anything useful for silicone but it won't hurt it. The coating is extremely thin and sacrificial so it requires regular reapplication but a little goes a long way; it's also extremely slippery at first so it's not for shoe soles or fan belts. It's also not recommended for glass (for glass there's RainX) or absorbent leather. The big unanswered question is tent fly material, but since it's unanswered I'd avoid that. It protects nylon but might interfere with waterproofing treatments. I'd also keep it away from expanded PTFE (Gore-Tex) membrane, without any evidence or strong conviction, just because that seems to work best when it's most pure.
Date published: 2013-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Restores Color! I bought this on a whim and I am so glad I did. I bought a pair of used Werner skagit paddles that had some sun damage but nothing ridiculous. I wanted them to last longer so I bought this. It restored the color noticeably to the paddles and left a protective, dry coat on the blades and grips. The particular bottle I bought was the last one and it did not have a spray top, so I just transferred it to another spray bottle with no problem. I have also treated our PFDs with it and plan to use it on some of our camping gear.
Date published: 2014-06-24
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Can this be applied to spray-in bed liners as a uv protectant?

Asked by: jcljr166
​This product can be used on a spray-in bed liners. The longevity of the products can vary.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-03

Does UV Tech Protectant & Rejuvenator contain silicone?

Asked by: Semog23
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