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    I didn't take any before pics, I can see the old platform cuts into the wave 4-6 inches when surfing. Probably acts like a giant trim tab too. Im going to try it Thurs and see if there's any difference..
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    Quote Originally Posted by parrothd View Post
    It's 54in x 24in x 1in which smaller and thinner than stock. Hard to see from that angle.

    https://www.interstateplastics.com

    They cut and ship, another forum member mentioned them..

    Which sheet exactly did you buy on the site?? Every sheet I bring up with those dimensions is close to $300. I might be interested if I can get the sheet + hydrotruf for around $200 total.
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    So, I've done a lot of research into using HDPE for a custom platform. As you might have seen, I did a custom surf platform for my Supra and my "prototype" is just some OSB plywood we had laying around. obviously, this won't last the long haul.

    I've been told by every plastic shop I've talked to that virtually nothing will adhere to HDPE. So, I'm really curious if your hydroturf is actually going to stick to it for the long haul.

    Because I'd been told that stuff won't stick to the HDPE, my plan was to get some Seaboard Grip-X which is the HDPE with texturing on it for grip. However, I'd MUCH rather have something soft like Hydroturf...

    So, what's your insight on how well the Hydroturf is going to stick to the HDPE?

    And for reference, here's my custom platform:
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    I forgot about shipping...

    The hydro seemed to adhere really well, I'll see what happens. While trimming it was really stuck on the HDPE, it didn't give the impression it was coming off easily. I cleaned it with acetone prior to appling. If it comes off I'll roughen the surface up and reapply. Also, I used the original contact cement, not that crappy epa stuff from home depot. I'll check it later tonight and see..


    https://www.interstateplastics.com/H...calculate.y=20

    http://www.pwcmuscle.com/hydroturf-sheet-40-x-62.html hydro15 coupon code...
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    Quote Originally Posted by parrothd View Post
    I forgot about shipping...

    The hydro seemed to adhere really well, I'll see what happens. While trimming it was really stuck on the HDPE, it didn't give the impression it was coming off easily. I cleaned it with acetone prior to appling. If it comes off I'll roughen the surface up and reapply. Also, I used the original contact cement, not that crappy epa stuff from home depot. I'll check it later tonight and see..


    https://www.interstateplastics.com/H...calculate.y=20

    http://www.pwcmuscle.com/hydroturf-sheet-40-x-62.html hydro15 coupon code...
    Why is the HDPE Black sheet double the cost?
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    Not sure, the price seems to fluctuate, ib paid 130$ it's listing for 113$ now..
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    Any updates on how the pad performed or pics?
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    Sorry, been busy wakeboarding.

    We surfed the other day, the new platform is no longer cutting into the wave. Also I noticed there's more room with the smaller pad near the boat. I can get much closer to the boat. Don't think it had a dramatic effect on the wave yet.
    I think the new pad is lighter which changed my default setup a little. I need to move some ballast rear which means I can probably run more than 1100 in the rear..

    The old pad acted like a huge trim tab..
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    Just an update the hydro still hasn't come off. The boat has been in my slip since the install and we've put about 10+ hours boarding. The hydro seem to be holding up well, I was worried with everyone sliding off the platform it'd tear it up, but this hasn't been the case.
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