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Old 05-03-2018, 09:28 AM
labrecque labrecque is offline
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3M Clear Protective Film for transom

Has anybody used the 3M clear Protective Film as a scratch protectant on their transom? If so, how does it hold up?
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Old 05-03-2018, 09:30 AM
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Thats a decent idea! I've used it on cars mostly behind the handle where it gets scratched or on rear fenders.

A transom saver on the platform really cuts down the banging.
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Old 05-03-2018, 09:37 AM
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I've used it for years. Transom and gunnels. Transom for ski/board hits and the gunnels for people who might get in the boat with sand on their feet.

This stuff works awesome.
Usually lasts around 3+ years.
Does not yellow.
Provides UV/fade protection to the surface underneath.

I've put this on my last 3 boats and swear by it.
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Old 05-03-2018, 09:38 AM
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I have it on my transom. PO had it installed. Itís held up great and still looks phenomenal.
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Old 05-03-2018, 10:58 AM
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I just put it on the edges of my 2018 X46 fiberglass platform and on the trailer where people potentially step and areas prone to rock chips from towing
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Old 05-03-2018, 11:12 AM
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How does it hold up to a ski hitting it? How thick is it? Iím debating this or a extra piece of teak.
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Old 05-03-2018, 11:16 AM
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Also, how much does the ďseamĒ show where the tape ends?
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Old 05-03-2018, 11:49 AM
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It is 8mm thick, this is heavy clear plastic and is very tough. It will rip but a ski hit will not damage it or the surface underneath. I put it on our ski club boat transoms, they take the most abuse and after 5 years both it and the surface underneath are still perfect. A teak strip only gives you so much protection, none if a ski is pushed over the small lip a teak strip provides.

Just like on a car you have to get right up next to it to even see that it is there. From 4 feet away you can't see the edge seams.

It isn't cheap but can be had on Amazon in various widths and lengths.

Keys to installation is to keep the surface wet when placing the film and then wiping the water out starting in the center. Lots of good installation videos on youtube.
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Old 05-03-2018, 12:43 PM
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It is 8mm thick, this is heavy clear plastic and is very tough. It will rip but a ski hit will not damage it or the surface underneath. I put it on our ski club boat transoms, they take the most abuse and after 5 years both it and the surface underneath are still perfect. A teak strip only gives you so much protection, none if a ski is pushed over the small lip a teak strip provides.

Just like on a car you have to get right up next to it to even see that it is there. From 4 feet away you can't see the edge seams.

It isn't cheap but can be had on Amazon in various widths and lengths.

Keys to installation is to keep the surface wet when placing the film and then wiping the water out starting in the center. Lots of good installation videos on youtube.
I'm guessing that you want to remove all wax first?
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Old 05-03-2018, 02:01 PM
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I want to put some film on the transom of my xt22. I may also put some on my trailer to protect from rock chips. Can someone share a picture or describe how tall the transom film is from the factory option? Are there multiple pieces or one piece?
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