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icewake
11-10-2007, 01:13 PM
I am going to get getting some trailer guide sleeves due to the guide poles leaving black marks on the hull. I know you can guy the standard black with white lettering, but I think the lettering will rub off on the rub rail. I am thinking about getting the letters sewn instead. Has anyone had any experience with this? What other solutions have you come up with? Thanks

Maristar210
11-10-2007, 01:17 PM
The letters donot rub off. Call Jim@BAWS for some cool Bay area watersports ones.

Datdude
11-10-2007, 01:42 PM
I got some from ERK and the CMC logo DID rub off on the rubrail. A little TLC with some softscrub and it came right off. I would rather have to do that every once in a while than not have them

chico
11-10-2007, 02:13 PM
I got mine from brenda at intow,made of sunbrella

Jerseydave
11-10-2007, 02:36 PM
Keep your lettering facing front/back (away from boat)

Is there any available without lettering? Plain black would be nice.

TMCNo1
11-10-2007, 03:52 PM
Check out this thread, East Texas Skier has a link to some plain ones in different colors, scroll down to see them, http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/TRAILER-GUIDE-PADS-Wakeboard-ski-boat-BRAND-NEW-48_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ26451QQihZ002QQitemZ 120175534241QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW
along with some other info on them by other members, http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=20024&highlight=guide

icewake
11-10-2007, 04:12 PM
thanks for the info, i dont know how i missed that thread since i check this site a few times a day

TMCNo1
11-10-2007, 04:26 PM
thanks for the info, i dont know how i missed that thread since i check this site a few times a day

Try cleaning the lettering smudges off with lacquer thinner on a paper towel and keep a protectant like 303 or Armor-All on the rub rail and it won't happen as bad, if any.

Mag_Red
11-11-2007, 12:20 AM
The letters on my covers are embroidered!8p

CHaus21
11-11-2007, 12:27 AM
I ordered black ones with white Mastercraft lettering from the Pro Shop and the paint DID rub off on the rub rail. It can be cleaned off with a little work, but is kind of annoying when it happens.

rspiecha
11-11-2007, 02:40 AM
Ebay is usually full of trailer tube covers without lettering. I gave mine away that the dealer gave me with the printed on lettering. Learned my lesson on my last boat.

icewake
11-11-2007, 02:45 AM
i was thinking about getting some embroidered. how much did it end up costing you?

TMCNo1
11-11-2007, 08:29 AM
i was thinking about getting some embroidered. how much did it end up costing you?

You may find someone to embroider them, but most are embroidered when the fabric is flat, before it is sewn up. The lady that does mine said in the shape of a 3" tube like they are it was impossoble to do. Good luck!

Mag_Red
11-11-2007, 08:55 AM
You may find someone to embroider them, but most are embroidered when the fabric is flat, before it is sewn up. The lady that does mine said in the shape of a 3" tube like they are it was impossoble to do. Good luck!
Maybe if the lady that does yours was your mother she wouldn't complaint so much8p My mon said the hardest part was digitizing such a large image. She said there are over 10,000 stitches in one cover.:eek: Thank god the price was right;)

TMCNo1
11-11-2007, 09:26 AM
Maybe if the lady that does yours was your mother she wouldn't complaint so much My mon said the hardest part was digitizing such a large image. She said there are over 10,000 stitches in one cover.:eek: Thank god the price was right;)


Ask Skidog about our buddy Crotty in Land-O-Lakes, FL. He's been known to have comdoms on his guide bars!:rolleyes: :D

Mag_Red
11-11-2007, 09:52 AM
Been looking for a picture of my covers.............here's the best one I could find..............

TMCNo1
11-11-2007, 10:09 AM
Been looking for a picture of my covers.............here's the best one I could find..............

Sweet!
I only run guide bar coves when we travel long distances to keep the chrome guide bars from getting sandblasted, spattered with tractor/trailer poop and bugs.