Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    1FASTXC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    412
    +1
    2

    What to use to install rub rails

    I have a 94 sl 650 that i'm fixing up, and the rub rails were faded pretty bad. I got some used ones from a guy that was parting out the same ski, and now i need to know what to use to attach the new/used ones to my ski. I'm sure someone on here has put used rails back on there ski. Let me know.


  2. #2
    absentx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Milwaukee
    Posts
    742
    +1
    8
    Rivets

    Rivet gun

    Beer

    An assistant

  3. #3
    1FASTXC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    412
    +1
    2
    The old ones look to have 2 sided tape holding them on not rivets. That's basically why i asked, was to see what kind of tape/adhesive to use.

  4. #4
    Hayabusa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Trenton Michigan
    Posts
    493
    On my 1996 SLX 780 there are both rivets and double sided tape holding the rails on. My son tried using just rivets in the stock locations and the rail did not hold in place. He added additional rivets and it worked just fine.

    Gary

  5. #5
    absentx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Milwaukee
    Posts
    742
    +1
    8
    yeah they do have double sided tape.

    The ones I just put on my pro were brand new so they had fresh tape on them.

    I am assuming since yours are used you need to come up with some kind of new tape job for them?

    The hull where my rails attached to was all chewed up, and alot of the holes in the hull, didnt line up with the holes in the rails! So we just drilled new holes.

    Are there holes for rivets on your rails? The double sided tape used seems to be pretty sticky stuff. You would want to find the best stuff you can I think.

  6. #6
    Hayabusa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Trenton Michigan
    Posts
    493
    Yes there were already holes in the rails. However, we were able to drill extra ones and plug them so they looked like they were there from the factory.

    If you decide to use double sided tape, buy the thick stuff. The thin stuff just doesn't hold. I think we found one that was a perfect width and thickness at Home Depot.

    Gary

  7. #7
    Moderator beerdart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    25,929
    +1
    1,407
    The tape you want is 3M VHB. (Very Hugh Bond) It comes in different widths and thicknesses.

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Marietta, GA
    Posts
    177
    I just put my rails back on today. i used 3m tape from home depot. I got it because it was wide like the tape that it used to have on it, it was for outdoor applications or something like that. I got two rolls of it and it wasnt enough, so I put 10" pieces spaced out, then riveted, which seems to have worked well.

  9. #9
    1FASTXC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    412
    +1
    2
    Beerdart, where do you get the stuff? Is that what's at home depot? Thnks for the answers guys, that's what i was looking for.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-16-2012, 10:29 PM
  2. What to do with wires on Power Filter Install?
    By mjammer in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 04-29-2006, 04:11 PM
  3. What did you use to make a rail for your trailer fuel cans?
    By theantiRXP in forum Sea Doo Open Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-28-2006, 12:41 PM
  4. What is the next easiest mod to install...... ?
    By 05rxt in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 02-16-2006, 12:29 PM
  5. Installing the vortec Sc What to look for
    By Jrsrxp in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-22-2005, 09:57 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •