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    Cool Rear bumper rub rail corners fading on fz's

    I have noticed a lot of fz's the two rear corner protective covers are faded real bad while the front ones still look good. I here the new updated parts will not discolor like the earlier ones did. Since these two peices are not too expensive it might be worth upgrading your ski over the winter to new ones so it will be looking good next spring when ridding season starts. ALSO the 2013 fzs these trim peices are BLACK for anyone who wants to change all of then for a new look on there Fz's. All five corner/front peices are less than $100.00 for all of them. Tommy Jordan
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    Whats that whistling noise? jtskier11's Avatar
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    Havent noticed it on mine yet. I use alot of 303 Protectant all over the plastic of my ski. Stuff actually has an SPF of 40. Ive used it on dam near all my skis over the years and havent had any plastic fade on me yet.

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    I line x all my gray parts......works great as long as its prepped properly

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    The FZR is slick with black trim.......my sides are pretty durable they took barnicle abuse.....my yamaha decal and side of my boat not so lucky
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    Here is one of my rear pieces
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    I've always noticed this and wanted to know why no one ever addressed it. Mine is definitely faded (Lol) and I'm going to be doing this immediately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterholics View Post
    I've always noticed this and wanted to know why no one ever addressed it. Mine is definitely faded (Lol) and I'm going to be doing this immediately.


    This was professionally sprayed on....need to rough it really good and encapsulate it, meaning do back and roll edges.....I have one back one that messed up because tech didn't sand good there and it did not adhere

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    Sides held up well to barnacles, no signs of any damage front pieces were alittle tight to get on, rear piece on right held up good one on left peeled on bottom from not roughing it up.......overall im pleased and it wont fade like the black plastic you will buy to replace the gray pieces......atleast black looks better faded

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    What did it cost to have them LineX? Did you remove the side pieces to have them done? We were just talking about this the other day as an option. I used SEM trim paint on the front parts and easily scratches off and is not gas resistant at all! What a waste of time and money.

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    Re: Rear bumper rub rail corners fading on fz's

    We paint plastic with truck bed liner a lot. It will have to be removed as stated before, it needs to be encapsulated. If there is an edge to the coating it will certainly peel over time. Also another trick is to take a heat gun and treat the plastic, it opens the molecules of the plastic to help with adhesion.

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