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Old 05-24-2005, 09:46 AM
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Rub rail install help

Installing a new rub rail on a 95 maristar. It's the rigid type that will have a SS insert. I used a heat gun on the piece that wraps around the nose (worked great), but the rear corners are not cooperating. Anyone have any experience with this? Heat lamp or boiling water ?

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Old 05-24-2005, 09:55 AM
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Installing a new rub rail on a 95 maristar. It's the rigid type that will have a SS insert. I used a heat gun on the piece that wraps around the nose (worked great), but the rear corners are not cooperating. Anyone have any experience with this? Heat lamp or boiling water ?

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I used a heat gun on mine and it worked fine. Actually, the nose of the boat was harder that the rear corners for me. How are the rear corners not cooperating?
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Old 05-24-2005, 10:29 AM
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Everything I've heard about installing these things suggest that it is much easier to do as a two-person job. If you want to post a step-by-step of the process, it would probably be really handy for others when it's their turn. Good luck.
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Old 05-24-2005, 03:16 PM
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I started with the nose of the boat and worked toward the back. The nose was fairly easy. The problem with the rear corners is that I managed to get a flat spot on the apex of the corner. I was using a heat gun, and the railing was hot to the touch - by the time I got to the rear corner, it was late in the day and it started to get cold so maybe window of time that it was pliable was to small(?)
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Old 05-25-2005, 12:20 AM
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I had "flat spots" on mine too after it was screwed in place. I just used the heat gun and the shaft of a screwdriver to reshape the rail at the corners. The rigid vinyl gets pretty maleable when it's hot. It did take a while to heat the rail up enough to that point, then you'll have to go back and forth over it as it cools to keep the desired shape.
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Old 05-25-2005, 07:17 AM
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I'm curious where you guys bought your rub rails from and roughly how much they cost for a PS190
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Old 05-25-2005, 09:18 AM
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Thanks Iokua, I was considering the screwdriver concept...might give it a try.

jsonaova99 - www.tacomarine.com, they have just about everything you need. Also, www.mymastercraft.com has a kit I think.
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