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bzubke1
05-18-2011, 08:36 PM
I pulled the side moomba stickers off today. I'm still undecided on whether I should take the LSV stickers off. I think it's going to look really good on the water.

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k58/bzubke1/2008MobiusNaked.jpg

ian ashton
05-18-2011, 08:44 PM
Love it! I'd leave the LSV's on, and I'd get the registration numbers re-done to match the LSV lettering on the back.

bzubke1
05-18-2011, 08:48 PM
Yeah thats exactly what I was thinking of doing. The reg #'s looked bad before but now without the graphics they look even worse. I want to have the tower powder coated black so bad.

brain_rinse
05-18-2011, 09:00 PM
Looking good! Remove the lsv and replace it with the new chrome mobius lsv badges.

c.rix
05-18-2011, 09:00 PM
Yeah thats exactly what I was thinking of doing. The reg #'s looked bad before but now without the graphics they look even worse. I want to have the tower powder coated black so bad.

I want to get mine powder coated so bad but how much do I want to re run the wires up the tower again hmmmm..... choices

Oh and I love the naked look I may do that to mine It would have happened a long time ago if mine was one color not 2, not sure how good it would look naked

bzubke1
05-18-2011, 09:05 PM
Looking good! Remove the lsv and replace it with the new chrome mobius lsv badges.

That would look really good. I wonder how much those are.

davinci
05-18-2011, 09:19 PM
Just my .02 but I think graphics look better...then again just my .02 I'm scetching up some graphics now for my boat. I find that the one can't quite tell that it's a beast wake boat from afar on the lake when it's naked.

wolfeman131
05-18-2011, 09:30 PM
They can if you're throwing a big enough wave!

WaterBullDawg1980
05-18-2011, 10:24 PM
That would look really good. I wonder how much those are.


Those chrome letters would look AWESOME on the all red.

Fwiw, I would leave the tower as is....

New Guy
05-19-2011, 11:10 AM
Oh a black tower and Z5 would be sexy!!! Is the windshield frame black? Tinted windows?

If money only grew on trees:rolleyes:

deafgoose
05-19-2011, 11:19 AM
Pulling the graphics might be expensive in the long run.

Last time I checked, SC wanted $800 for the factory graphics.

dusty2221
05-19-2011, 11:33 AM
Got a before pic?

bzubke1
05-19-2011, 11:41 AM
Here's a before pic. I would love to have the tower black and tinted windows if money grew on trees. I actually want the stuff that surrounds the stainless rubrail to be black too but i'm not sure how hard or expensive that is to change. Idk if i'll ever want graphics back on the boat but if I do my brother works at the local supra moomba dealer so I should be able to get a decent deal on them.

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k58/bzubke1/MobiusLSV-Marina.jpg

kaneboats
05-19-2011, 11:59 AM
LOL! Just read this now. I was thinking just the chrome LSV would look totally cool on there. Looks like Brain beat me to it. Maxpower bought some of the chrome stuff -- you might send him a PM for info.

rc5695
05-19-2011, 01:32 PM
Just my .02 but I think graphics look better....

I have to agree...It looks a little too plain to me...maybe once it is on the water though... But if that's they way you like it, then that's all that matters!

moombadaze
05-19-2011, 01:48 PM
looks good both ways

bzubke1
05-19-2011, 04:26 PM
Here's another pic with the cover off.

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k58/bzubke1/2008MobiusLSV.jpg

89PROSTAR
05-20-2011, 11:16 AM
Looks great like that....I pulled all mine off except the chrome "MOOMBA". I stripped off everything I could find. Warning stickers included.

rdlangston13
05-20-2011, 01:38 PM
I actually want the stuff that surrounds the stainless rubrail to be black too but i'm not sure how hard or expensive that is to change.]

i second that! i would love that to be black on my boat instead of white

STANG KILLA SS
05-21-2011, 11:00 AM
that looks amazing.
and ive been thinking of doing the same to my '11.
maybe i should pull off the chrome letters and just send them to you.

New Guy
05-21-2011, 11:42 AM
Cory if you are interested in selling them let me know.

Thanks,
Mark

bzubke1
05-21-2011, 02:44 PM
I don't think I'm gonna go back to the big graphics on the side, but might add the chrome mobius lsv grapics on the back and get reg #'s to match but other than that I'm loving the clean look.

Mobius22
05-23-2011, 03:22 PM
Yeah thats exactly what I was thinking of doing. The reg #'s looked bad before but now without the graphics they look even worse. I want to have the tower powder coated black so bad.

If you want an awesome black tower just trade in for a new 2011 with the V2 ;)

bzubke1
05-23-2011, 11:58 PM
I actualy like my tower more. The v2 tower is too skinny for my taste, even the first illusion towers on malibu boats are too skinny for me. I love malibu's G3 tower though probably my favorite on any boat out there.

BTW the retail on the big chrome moomba emblems is $240. Not too bad.

501
05-24-2011, 02:08 AM
"BTW the retail on the big chrome moomba emblems is $240. Not too bad."

Is that for both sides?

bzubke1
05-24-2011, 12:21 PM
Yes my dealer told me $240 for a set of those and somewhere around $60 for the mobius lsv decal on the back.

DDL
05-25-2011, 08:57 PM
Wow...screamin' deal. Had the Moomba dealer up here in Canada price out the new chrome lettering for my XLV. $447.72 for the two big Moomba's on the side, $54.88 for the one Moomba across the back, $82.92 for the two small Mobius on the side and $117.24 for the two XLV's. He said this was all through Skiers Choice.

I'm working with a sign shop to replicate the new chrome lettering package, either using a brushed aluminum vinyl decalling or maybe a thin aluminum substrate and then router cut the letters.

I'll let you know how it works out and more importantly, how it looks.

rc5695
05-26-2011, 01:17 PM
WOW! That's ridiculous for those stickers! You'd be better off spending just a little more and getting it wrapped however you like... Of course, you've got a good idea with making them youself. Those metal stickers would look sweet against the red...

New Guy
05-26-2011, 05:06 PM
DDL be careful with the "metal" vinyl because once the sun bakes it on it is almost impossible to get it off. We had some semi's with it on and it was terrible to take it off.

DDL
05-27-2011, 01:03 PM
New Guy, thanks for the heads up on that product. My thought was to cut out decals for one side and then have a look. If I like it, I'll probably go with the thin aluminum substrate and apply that, rather than the decal route.

After reading your post, I spoke to my sign buddy and confirmed the brushed aluminum vinyl product only has a manufacturers rated 1-year life span. Although it generally lasts longer than that, especially if not exposed to direct sunlight everyday, as you've experienced, the longer you leave it on the tougher it is to get off.

deafgoose
05-27-2011, 01:29 PM
DDL be careful with the "metal" vinyl because once the sun bakes it on it is almost impossible to get it off. We had some semi's with it on and it was terrible to take it off.

Everything comes off with wetsanding, compound, polish, wax.

jpetty3023
05-28-2011, 01:14 AM
I've been checking out a lot of moomba maniac's boats and after following this thread i decided what the heck, let's rip "em off....

BEFORE:

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f287/jpetty3023/Boat%20Pics/54e46fa0.jpg

AFTER:
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f287/jpetty3023/Boat%20Pics/f5bde3fa.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f287/jpetty3023/Boat%20Pics/995f411b.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f287/jpetty3023/Boat%20Pics/ecbcfc40.jpg



Decals came off real easy with the Texas heat we had today. Had some glue i guess it was stuck on a few places but the magic eraser saved the day again. gave her a good wax with the freshly delivered Boat Bling and here we go.

Shoot me some honest opinions on the new look. I got tough skin, feelings wont get hurt....

Grant M
05-28-2011, 01:26 AM
I really love your color scheme, but I guess I'm a decal kind of guy... :rolleyes:

deafgoose
05-28-2011, 02:30 AM
My mother always said "if you have nothing positive to say, shut up" lol

jpetty3023
05-28-2011, 02:35 AM
Haha nice deaf, I like it. I was looking at some pics with the graphics still on it and maybe I shouldn't have pulled em so quick. O well, it'll do for now and I'll check into getting something made up. Maybe mobius in orange and throw it on the center part of boat we'll see. Either way I like ur reply!

deafgoose
05-28-2011, 02:45 AM
Haha nice deaf, I like it. I was looking at some pics with the graphics still on it and maybe I shouldn't have pulled em so quick. O well, it'll do for now and I'll check into getting something made up. Maybe mobius in orange and throw it on the center part of boat we'll see. Either way I like ur reply!

Good plan!

mmandley
05-28-2011, 10:16 AM
I think it looks sharp, the biggest reason went with no graphics was to give it that lower sleek profile in the water.

Tint that windshield and it will look bad ass

rdlangston13
05-28-2011, 11:11 AM
I liked the shattered glass mobius graphics on there better IMO. the stripped look is just kind of boring to me. i hate the graphics on my boat, wish i had the mobius with the tribal designs around it or something.

jpetty3023
05-28-2011, 01:52 PM
I wanted to leave the mobius decals on but they were on top of the glass shatter stuff. I loved the mobius but the glass started looking like a cartoon or something to me.

cab13367
05-28-2011, 02:46 PM
It's just too plain looking to me but I am not a fan of naked wakeboats in general.

WaterBullDawg1980
05-28-2011, 03:54 PM
I'm digging the black and red. No decals needed, thats an awesome looking color scheme. I would say definitely tint the windows and then BAM! That would look nice!

moombadaze
05-28-2011, 04:08 PM
Like em naked myself

jpetty3023
05-29-2011, 12:57 AM
Thanks fellas it's starting to grow on me

davinci
05-29-2011, 08:19 PM
Got a little wet there Ed huh !! I'm not a big fan of the naked thing going on.

wolfeman131
05-30-2011, 12:54 AM
I'm digging the black and red. No decals needed, thats an awesome looking color scheme. I would say definitely tint the windows and then BAM! That would look nice!

I thought for sure I was going to read something from you about putting some gawd awful "G" on the side and it would be the best looking boat EVER!

Anyway, I like it better now. I never quite got that decal design.

jpetty3023
05-30-2011, 12:55 AM
Wow Ed, that looks like a bad day on the lake for our friends at SC. Your boat looks great neeked, keep me posted as to if you rip em off my friend.

Thanks water bulldog but the boats orange and blue!! Guess maybe the angle of the pic throws it off a little!

WaterBullDawg1980
05-30-2011, 01:37 AM
LOL! Nah, I am sure its not the picture. I am color blind. Not the red/green colorblind, but yellow/orange/red, blue/purple/black/navy etc etc. Colors like that are hard for me to see.

But, you probably should take it back to the dealer and request the red and black. And Drew is right. You should then put a big G on it and probably fly a UGA flag from the top. :cool:

FamilyMatters
05-30-2011, 02:38 AM
Here's Mine with and without Stickers. Can't decide which I like best. A week before I bought it, It had a Bright Blue Bud Light Wrap.

Thanks
Darren

viking
05-31-2011, 12:01 AM
Here's Mine with and without Stickers. Can't decide which I like best. A week before I bought it, It had a Bright Blue Bud Light Wrap.

Thanks
Darren

That's funny - I saw that boat on Ebay right?

FamilyMatters
05-31-2011, 12:07 AM
That's the one! He won it from Bud Light! He took the wrap off because everyone kept asking him if it would come off, that and the fact that the DNR stopped him every time he took it out! I would have kept it on for at least a few seasons to protect the finish, and it would have been a kick to take our small group from church out in the Bud Light Boat.

Peace
Darren

jmvotto
05-31-2011, 12:09 AM
decals on, my vote
:D

jpetty3023
05-31-2011, 01:31 AM
@waterbulldog, your a funny man. i can tell already college football season is gonna be a blast on here. how your boys looking for a college world series bid?

newty
05-31-2011, 01:13 PM
Ed I think your boat looks great w/o the graphics....

However, I am a little bias. I think our colors look good "uncluttered".

Good looking either way! But I vote NEKKED!

Before
http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/picture.php?albumid=118&pictureid=935
After
http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/picture.php?albumid=226&pictureid=1767

KG's Supra24
05-31-2011, 03:07 PM
Another naked fan here. Naked boats def look better on the water than on the trailer, though.

I really didn't feel like I had much of a choice. It was hard to even pretend I liked the original graphics when buying the boat. I ended up putting on small decals.

The day i brought it home

http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/kwgarner24/DSC_0179.jpg

As it sits today

http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/kwgarner24/101_0014.jpg

WaterBullDawg1980
05-31-2011, 03:12 PM
@waterbulldog, your a funny man. i can tell already college football season is gonna be a blast on here. how your boys looking for a college world series bid?

Live and breath it brotha. :)

We are in the Corvallis Region as a 3rd seed. Not expecting too much out of them this year. Pretty banged up and lost one of our best players in a collision that left him partially paralyzed. :( But we may surprise some folks. We had the toughest schedule in the nation and still finished above 500. We'll see......

jpetty3023
06-03-2011, 06:23 PM
Here's the BURNT ORANGE love from TEXAS thrown at ya my friend waterbulldawg!! Hook Em...

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f287/jpetty3023/Boat%20Pics/memorial%20day/ff70c466.jpg

and some water trampoline action....holy cow what a pain in the arse!!
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f287/jpetty3023/Boat%20Pics/memorial%20day/c5314500.jpg

rdlangston13
06-03-2011, 08:03 PM
what in the world is that thing behind your boat???? its huge!!!

also, you nee some speakers on that tower!!!

jpetty3023
06-03-2011, 11:07 PM
It's a water trampoline!! 299 at academy. Great for when we find a cove, air it up and let the kids go crazy then fold it up and throw it in rear locker for some extra weight. Anchor is attached to bottom so it stays flat when kids climb ladder to get on top then when when folded just a tad bit more weight to help boat lean.

And yes I do need some speakers on the tower. Think u da man is gonna hook me up with a pretty good deal when his moomba/axis stereo set up gets complete. If that falls thru I'll jump back into the open market.

kaneboats
06-04-2011, 01:17 AM
Those 2 little girls on the platform tell me that every bit of expense and effort is worth it. You know they grow up and move away, right? Gotta do it now, while you still can. Blessed are you, my friend.

jpetty3023
06-04-2011, 12:25 PM
Priceless memories and the greatest gift a man can ever have is his children. One in the pic is mine and the one with the pink vest is my niece. My 9 year old daughter and 13 year old son were just outside the pic. And yes, I dread the day they leave the house for the big people's world. The song by Trace Adkins "your gonna miss this" says it all so perfect unfortunately!!

newty
06-05-2011, 12:44 AM
Here's the BURNT ORANGE love from TEXAS thrown at ya my friend waterbulldawg!! Hook Em...

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f287/jpetty3023/Boat%20Pics/memorial%20day/ff70c466.jpg

and some water trampoline action....holy cow what a pain in the arse!!
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f287/jpetty3023/Boat%20Pics/memorial%20day/c5314500.jpg

Looking good! Wasn't sure about that orange until you got the graphics off. Now it looks dead sexy!:p Sunburned version of mine!;)
Kids are truley a gift. I try to treat them, and every day with them as such!

moombadaze
06-05-2011, 01:04 AM
the 2 tones look great neked on the water.

Enjoy the kids while there young as they get older/bigger FAST. I so miss the days of holding my girl and have her fall asleep in my arms--nothing better

jpetty3023
06-05-2011, 12:37 PM
Without a doubt newty and moombadaze. They are both at nana's last night and son stayed at a buddies house. Amazing how bored and heart broken you get when their not running the house crazy!! Can't imagine what it'll be like when they grown and out of the house for good. Not looking fwd to it at all, cherish every minute I have now