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jondean01
03-21-2006, 08:00 PM
The black rubber on my fiberglass swim platform is tracking black resedue into my boat. Does anybody know how I might be able to treat the rubber to prevent this, or what's causing it?

Footin
03-21-2006, 08:01 PM
I got nutin, but welcome to the board!

flipper
03-21-2006, 08:05 PM
The only thing I can think of is replace the rubber, and keep 303 on the new stuff to prevent it from happening in the first place. Far as I know, once rubber get to that point, it is gone. Shouldn't be hard to peel the rubber off and glue new back on.

bigmac
03-21-2006, 08:16 PM
The black rubber on my fiberglass swim platform is tracking black resedue into my boat. Does anybody know how I might be able to treat the rubber to prevent this, or what's causing it?

Here's my input...

http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=6868

erkoehler
03-21-2006, 08:20 PM
Call your dealer or go visit, from what I have read on here, MasterCraft is aware of the problem, and is working to fix it.

PendO
03-21-2006, 08:21 PM
So Big Mac, you gonna PM him the CEO's email:)

http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=137836&postcount=1

bigmac
03-22-2006, 06:50 AM
So Big Mac, you gonna PM him the CEO's email:)

http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=137836&postcount=1

I'm waiting to see how this ultimately gets resolved. They're still working on the details, I've been told in subequent emails from Mastercraft. Theoretically, it's something that would be worked through dealers once they do.

X-45
03-22-2006, 07:02 AM
The only thing I can think of is replace the rubber, and keep 303 on the new stuff to prevent it from happening in the first place. Far as I know, once rubber get to that point, it is gone. Shouldn't be hard to peel the rubber off and glue new back on.

flipper is right. I scrubbed my old boats rubber mat with a stiff brush soap and water thinking I'd remove the top layer and get down to good rubber. Never happened and I tried several times. I wasted to much time on something that cost $50 to replace. :(

jkski
03-22-2006, 07:21 AM
Go back to your dealer as most of them are getting this issue warrantied through MC from what I've heard. They will end up peeling off the rubber that is currently on your platform (no easy task), and replacing it with new. I guess they just got a bad batch.

jondean01
03-22-2006, 10:42 AM
Thanks for all the knowledge. Looks like I'll have to get a new one.

jondean01
03-23-2006, 11:36 PM
flipper is right. I scrubbed my old boats rubber mat with a stiff brush soap and water thinking I'd remove the top layer and get down to good rubber. Never happened and I tried several times. I wasted to much time on something that cost $50 to replace. :(
Flipper, how long ago did you replace your rubber mat? My MC dealer says there is no solution to the problem, and if I get a new mat it's going to happen again. He thinks that in a couple years my current rubber mat will stop bleeding rubber.

Hoosier Bob
03-23-2006, 11:53 PM
BLACK RUBBER ON SWIM PLATFORM IS MAKING A MESS? Anyone else getting this or is it just me? I am laughing, are you?

AirJunky
03-24-2006, 12:19 AM
MC has been trying to fix it for years. Your better off to find something else to replace it with.
http://airjunky.com/traxxed/

88 PS190
03-24-2006, 01:17 AM
Get Teak... stop worrying about black, start scrubbing wood.

jkski
03-24-2006, 07:53 AM
I've got a friend who is having the rubber replaced as we speak, and if you search this site, you'll see where someone had a discussion with the big guy himself "Mr.Dorton", about the issue and I believe he even stated that MC had gotten a bad batch and that the resolve to it all was to warranty a replacement. (sorry for the long sentence)
I'd check with another dealer, maybe one of the dealers on here can give you a better answer.