Thread: What to use to install rub rails
06-18-2007, 02:28 PM #1
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.
06-18-2007, 04:27 PM #2
06-19-2007, 03:41 AM #3
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.
06-19-2007, 09:08 AM #4
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.
06-19-2007, 10:24 AM #5
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.
06-19-2007, 03:46 PM #6
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.
06-19-2007, 04:21 PM #7
The tape you want is 3M VHB. (Very Hugh Bond) It comes in different widths and thicknesses.
06-19-2007, 07:04 PM #8
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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.
06-20-2007, 04:08 AM #9
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.
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