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Old 07-22-2014, 08:25 AM
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2010 X Star Swim platform rubber pad removal-Question.

What is the best way to remove this pad? What is the best product to remove the adhesive? Any tips are greatly apprecicated.

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Old 07-22-2014, 04:24 PM
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Acetone and some gentle prying with a soft tip device or cover the tool tip with a cloth if you don't want to gouge or make serious marks on the platform.
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Old 07-22-2014, 05:03 PM
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Greg, I did mine and have a post somewhere on this with pictures.

I used a large putty knife to break loose (very careful and slowly). Sanded the platform down to get the old glue off. Then I used DAP contact cement (GEL) from Lowe's or home depot. Taped the rubber mat edges down with blue tape to the fiberglass while it dried. I've never had another problem.


Look for my post, or maybe someone can find it for you.
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Old 07-22-2014, 06:26 PM
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thanks

I used a heat gun...removed the old pad. That thing was not designed to come off....now I am removing glue. Huge pain! I have been using acetone...was hoping to find a mircle remover. I think I have spent about 6 plus hours so far. I have about 1/2 the glue off the platform. I purchased the Seadek custom platform cover which has an adhesive already. Hope to finish it on Saturday. BIG JOB!

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Old 07-23-2014, 12:16 PM
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Used a heat gun and steel putty knife. Removing the old factory pad was a royal PITA...cleaned residue with acetone and then installed the SeaDek pad.
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Old 07-23-2014, 12:28 PM
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Old 07-23-2014, 12:46 PM
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Wow does that look good!!!
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:07 PM
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Greg - Try to find some 3M adhesive remover 08984. I have bought it at my local NAPA. I have used this stuff for 20 years. I used it to remove the adhesive from an old keel guard. It worked much better than acetone. Put it on and let it set for a minute, then you can use a plastic putty knife and then scrape the glue off.

http://3mcollision.com/products/clea...ner-08984.html
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