05-04-2014, 09:16 AM #1
Upgrading the Ultra 300 mats to more aggressive 310 mats
The Ultra as we know is the best and most controlled ski in the rougher waters ,now with the newer "cut diamond" Hydroturf mats you get another 5-10% more traction on your feet than the standard " cut groove" pattern that came with the 300..
Heres a step by step of removal and install changing slightly from the Hydroturf instructions...
05-04-2014, 09:30 AM #2
I used a sturdy "6 in 1" painters tool found in any home improvement or paint store as opposed a recommended metal spackle scrapper ,I would pull up old mat and stick the "6 in 1" dig it under...
no no need for a heat gun as I wanted to use the recommended contact cement on both the footwell and new mat so don't need to get all the material or old glue off..
Roughed up the area with recommended sandpaper for better contact..
05-04-2014, 09:47 AM #3
Used a slightly damp towel or tack cloth to pick up dust and debri,then coated footwell side with glue over the preexisted area of the mats then took each new piece of "cut diamond"and coated the cement on ,then waited the recommended 3 mins to activate the glue..
When bringing the two sides together Slowly match the profile from the previous mat BUT does not have to be exact,I say this because once you bring the new piece down and make contact with the glue side on the footwell it Can't be moved or straighten without the possibility of tearing the new mat piece..
A little off is no big deal not worth trying to fix..trust me
05-04-2014, 09:53 AM #4
I bought the "cut Diamond" as opposed to the "raised diamond" pattern ,I believe there's more grip on your shoe less slip and after testing in 3-4 ft chop felt more grab than even before...
05-04-2014, 10:23 AM #5
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- Milwaukee WI
Why did you use the glue down instead of the PSA? The PSA makes life so easy.
05-04-2014, 10:37 AM #6
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- Discovery Bay, CA
Also fwiw the easiest way I've found (I know everyone has their preference) buy 2 gallons of diesel, pour it on the matts, make sure they stay soaked for about an hr and then peal it all off with ease! Lite wipe down w/ acetone after that and apply psa backed matts.
05-04-2014, 11:38 AM #7
05-04-2014, 11:54 AM #8
Nice, I just bought a set of the diamond cut for my GPR. I did all the prep yesterday and I'm ready to start putting them on. Did you have to trim any of the pieces? When I mocked mine up it looked like I will have to trim a few of them to get them to fit right.
05-04-2014, 01:40 PM #9
Hmmm... For the GPR they probably use a measured template of some kind and might be off by a 1/4 in or so..
For the Ultra 300/310 and I believe the new Yamahas are Hydroturfs and are the OEM of the mats from factory so their measurements we're precise ...
Last edited by jetdave56; 05-04-2014 at 09:40 PM.
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