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    Default Ski platform pad

    I know that platform pad replacement has been discussed before, but since I didn't have a problem then, I didn't really pay attention. (C'mon, you all know it's that male genetic thing).
    I seem to remember gorilla grip or monkey grip or something that was recommended.
    If anyone has done this I'd appreciate a product and a source.Thanks in advance,
    Dave

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    Dave
    I used this on my boat.Holds up awesome. http://www.airjunky.com/traxxed/
    Hope this helps.
    John

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    Dave,
    The product you may be thinking of is called Gator Grip. It can be found by visiting the following web site: www.wakejunky.com

    Looks like awesome stuff, lots of colors. I have not read anything bad about it. Just good reviews.
    Jeff
    Dearborn, MI

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    Thanks guys,
    I'vegot a sample of the Gator Grip coming in the mail. The stuff at Airjunky looks similar and is somewhat cheaper. I'll call them for a sample also.
    I'll report back on hows things go with the install as soon as I'm done.
    Dave

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    Dave,
    Have you already stripped the factory stuff off your platform? Just wondering how big of a pain that was. What did you use to get the adhesive off with? Details...
    Jeff
    Dearborn, MI

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    Jeff,
    I have peeled off the old grey rubber material and it left the adhesive on the platform. I haven't tackled that yet, but Body shop owner brother-in-law says he has some miracle adhesive remover. I should add that we're repainting the platform, so if worse comes to worse, we'll sand it off. I'll keep you posted.
    Dave

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    I did not even remove the old stuff I just touched it up with some 3m adhesive.I did use a heat gun to remove the old pad.Airjunky I think was the original seller of this material.He sold it to the Gator guy I believe.It is what is used on the seat pad of Sky Skis.It is awesome on the swim deck.

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    The Gator Grip is great I've had mine on my boat for over a year and it works. I put it on the top rail to make getting in and out easier. Also put a large section on my transom
    behind my swim platform to protect from board and ski hits. It looks great and no peeling.
    CS

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    Default Replying to Topic 'Ski platform pad'

    I will be replacing my swim pad covering as well. It looks like Airjunky has more colors. They even have purple to match the boat. I think I read on one of the wakeboard forums that the color fades quickly . I've seen some self-installed gator grips that look a little rough around the edges (no pun intended) Has anyone ever tried cut this stuff and what did you use for a pattern? If I had a CAD file, I think I could get it waterjet cut for short money.

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    NH
    I took my swim deck off the boat and laid it out by tracing it out and then moving the line in a liitle bit all the way around.I just used a razor blade and scissors and it came out smooth.I used 3m adhesive to stick it on.I have the black and grey color.Matches the boat perfect.Good luck.
    John

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