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ian ashton
06-04-2010, 12:33 PM
After laying out my custom design I anxiously waited for about a month to have it made, and when it showed up I couldn't wait to get the thing installed! I went out last night and got the job done, and I have the blisters to prove it!

Removing the old pad was easier than I thought, but getting all the leftover adhesive was a bit of a pain. I used mineral spirits and elbow grease, took about 45 minutes.

I did all this with the boat in the water, which was a little tricky, but not too bad.

On with the pics!

Checking them out!
http://moomba.com/msgboard/attachment.php?attachmentid=5586&stc=1&d=1275665397


Old pad removed, you can see the adhesive that I had to remove before installing the new pad:
http://moomba.com/msgboard/attachment.php?attachmentid=5587&stc=1&d=1275665397

Cleaned up and ready to rock!
http://moomba.com/msgboard/attachment.php?attachmentid=5588&stc=1&d=1275665397

Test fitting the new pad. I layed it out and held in place with blue tape, then peeled one corner of the backing off, layed it down and then removed the rest of the backing. This made the installation a snap, and ensured my lines were straight and spacing was correct:
http://moomba.com/msgboard/attachment.php?attachmentid=5590&stc=1&d=1275665525

ian ashton
06-04-2010, 12:34 PM
and the finished product!

http://moomba.com/msgboard/attachment.php?attachmentid=5591&stc=1&d=1275665651

http://moomba.com/msgboard/attachment.php?attachmentid=5592&stc=1&d=1275665651

viking
06-04-2010, 12:49 PM
turned out really cool ian. Now go use it right?

ian ashton
06-04-2010, 01:24 PM
I can't wait! Unfortunately my ski partner (aka my dad) is going on the Hot Rod Power Tour and won't be home for like a week, so I'll have to con my girlfriend into driving or something!

kaneboats
06-04-2010, 01:57 PM
Looks great, Ian. Enjoy!

sandm
06-04-2010, 02:05 PM
nice job. looks good.

meech
06-04-2010, 03:30 PM
looks sweet ! nice work ...

moombadaze
06-05-2010, 12:32 PM
Ian, thats looks great, way impressed that you also did it on the water

viking
06-05-2010, 01:12 PM
Ian, thats looks great, way impressed that you also did it on the water

I'd be REALLY impressed if you said you did it without getting wet :D

adsman
06-05-2010, 01:50 PM
Very coolio... What are the specific colors that you used?

ian ashton
06-05-2010, 10:30 PM
I'd be REALLY impressed if you said you did it without getting wet :D

I actually didn't really get wet, I stood on the platform the entire time, the ground in my marina is way to gross to stand in.


Very coolio... What are the specific colors that you used?

Black, and a Non-UV (read: no warranty) blue that is used for surf boards. Part if the wait time was deciding on colors.

badasshybrid
06-08-2010, 01:47 AM
It looks real good, I still like it.