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    Rubber mats are coming off!!

    The rubber mats on our skis are peeling off we have tried different things but nothing seamsto work need ideas


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    What glues have you used so far?

    Did you remove the old glue from the hull first?

    Contact cement?

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    get some acrylic clear 20 year caulk and place weights on the mats. they will stick and you can scrap that off later if changing them in the future..its waterproof ... or buy some goop! its clear and will work also.. just use the weights to keep the mats down until it dries.

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    I used 3m adhesive remover for clean up and attached the mats back down with permatex general trim adhesive and it has worked really well and not that messy to work with

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowranch 2006 View Post
    The rubber mats on our skis are peeling off we have tried different things but nothing seamsto work need ideas
    If you are going to replace them again since they have peeled, I would recommend using the mats from Hydroturf and order them with the 3M adhesive already applied. It costs a few extra bucks for them to put it on but with the discount for Greenhulk members it evens out to less than $100.00 for an SLT. It is as easy as peel and stick and they will not come loose. I took the old glue off of mine with googone and the used of the edge of an old credit card. Most came off easily if you leave the googone on there for about 15 minutes. The harder spots I just hit again and used a scraper with a slightly dull edge and a light touch. You want that surface to be completely smooth and clean before applying the new mats regardless of what method you use.

    If you are going to try and glue your current mats again, Hydroturf recommends this adhesive for $14.00 less the Greenhulk discount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    What glues have you used so far?

    Did you remove the old glue from the hull first?

    Contact cement?
    My wife cleaned every thing off of the ski its self so it was clean than she used a spray on adhesive I believe it was a 3M product.

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    You probably used a 3M spray designed to loosely adhere fabrics to foam and whatnot... Its nowhere near strong enough to hold the turf on.

    Contact cement is what you need.

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