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    Traction Mats/Hydro Turf

    I have a 2011 FX SHO that I would like to replace the mats on. I recently found out the cat likes them as a scratching tool when I left the cover off for it to dry. I'm not sure how Yamaha put them on but they did a good job. How do you remove the old mats and/or suggestions on replacements?
    Also can black bumpers/fenders be found for an 2011 FX SHO?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stcatfisherman View Post
    I have a 2011 FX SHO that I would like to replace the mats on. I recently found out the cat likes them as a scratching tool when I left the cover off for it to dry. I'm not sure how Yamaha put them on but they did a good job. How do you remove the old mats and/or suggestions on replacements?
    Also can black bumpers/fenders be found for an 2011 FX SHO?
    Mineral spirits in short time periods. Plastic cooking spatula works great. Spray grease also does pretty good. Don't use acetone or goo gone. If you do use little then wash off after 5 minutes.

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    WD 40 razor blade. Sometimes a heat gun. Just be careful on not heating up too much or putting gouges in the surface.

    I use exercise mats to replace. But then I am a CHEAP SKATE.

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    Good suggestions, Thanks. I'm sure someone has a bullet proof way to do this. I don't trust myself with a razor blade. Acetone and Goo Gone was my idea.

    So I assume it's not an easy job?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stcatfisherman View Post
    Good suggestions, Thanks. I'm sure someone has a bullet proof way to do this. I don't trust myself with a razor blade. Acetone and Goo Gone was my idea.

    So I assume it's not an easy job?
    I used acetone or goo gone and one of them made my paint peel in a small spot or two. It took me about 4 hours to do it by myself

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    Something I used on vehicles, the waverunner has the same paint, is a decal and trim double sided tape remover. It will loosen the glue and won't harm the paint. Body shops use it and it can be found in any auto paint supply store. It comes in a spray can by various manufactures. Just tell them what your doing and they will know what to give you.

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    I used acetone and goo gone with a razor blade. In a stubborn area a little heat will do the trick.

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    Heat and WD40 has worked for me in the past. Not sure if its the best way, but it works if you go slow.

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    I now use a multitool on stubborn mats that dont want to peel up. I have a blade i ground the teeth down smooth on the bottom side so as not to scratch or cut into the finish. I practiced on an old hull for a few mins and after removing the teeth on the bottom, and keeping the blade flat against the hull, it is as safe as any other delicate procedure that could go wrong if not careful. Then any and sometimes all the above recommendations for what is left.

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    I used my wife's hair dryer to get the majority of them off. Then used goo gone on the little stubborn sections that wouldn't peel up with the heat. Rear mat was the only one that gave me any trouble. Just start in one corner and slowly work you to the opposite.

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