Thread: Yamaha Rubrail Alternatives
12-01-2011, 10:14 PM #1
Yamaha Rubrail Alternatives
Has anyone out there found a way to ditch the fat ugly stock rubrails? I know Dan Okeefe (JD 1) did it a while back on his white FZR. It looked awesome. I know one of the issues is that when you remove the two front gray bumpers that look like fangs, there are indentions underneath that don't look very good.
I think if I could find some other stuff similar to the Sea Doo rubrails to run around the ski then I could have the corner bumpers made out of black carbon fiber and have them cleared. Of course they wouldn't hold up well as bumpers, but I am hardly ever around docks anymore.
Would like to do something like that or if anyone knows of a way to turn all the bumpers black and still have them be pretty durable that would be nice. I just think they are ugly and want to change them somehow.
I'll try and dig up pics of JD1's old white FZR. It looked pretty damn good.
12-01-2011, 10:41 PM #2
12-02-2011, 12:44 AM #3
12-02-2011, 03:57 PM #4
So does anyone have any input/advise or places to buy alternate rubrails? I want to get rid of mine so bad I may just deal with the dimples underneath the big plastic pieces.
12-03-2011, 08:25 AM #5
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this might end up looking dumb, but last time I was at discount auto parts, they sold Carbon Fiber look-a-like vinyl adhesive sheets. It was actually pretty good looking. I think it was the same stuff Leo used on his ski, and it looked good. You could cut it into 3-4 inch strips and line it along the old rub rail area. If you want, you could put a black door gaurd on the edge first, and then put the adhesive over it.
12-03-2011, 09:44 PM #6
12-04-2011, 01:15 PM #7
Lenda Products in Fenton Mo.
cost is about $45.
Problem with it is: when you remove the factory rubrails you will notice where they were rubbing on the paint. These will not buff out so paint will be needed, then that opens up bigger can of worms...
If you have a brand new ski or a freshly painted ski it works great.
12-05-2011, 01:15 AM #8
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- Southern Florida
12-05-2011, 01:23 AM #9
12-05-2011, 01:02 PM #10
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