Thread: I Hate Removing Yamaha Mats!
07-17-2007, 09:58 PM #1
I Hate Removing Yamaha Mats!
Argh! I am going to blow up my wife's ski. I decided to be nice a swap out her factory mats for some Hydro-Turfs but am going nuts trying to get that backing tape / glue junk they use. After an hour of working with 3M adhesive remover, I am only ~1/3 of the way done, if that. I tried getting it off when I pulled the mats but being 5 years old, they weren't real cooperative. I guess I get to sniff more fumes tomorrow night so I can glue them Thurs. We are off on a camping trip this weekend with the skis - don't suppose she would be real happy riding without mats, huh!
07-17-2007, 10:00 PM #2
Yea that the is biggest pain. But the way your doing it is exactly how i did it. No better way.
07-17-2007, 10:02 PM #3
07-17-2007, 11:51 PM #4
once you get down to mostly the tape, get an eraser wheel for removing pinstripes. Little messy, but super easy. A good auto parts store that carries painting supplies should have it.
07-18-2007, 07:41 AM #5
A little carb cleaner and a razor was how I did it. Took me 30 min. if that to do all the mats on a GPR.
07-18-2007, 07:51 AM #6
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Forget the 3M remover. Gasoline on a rag will dissolve the glue like magic. Keep you garage open to disperse the fumes and make sure there are no open flames.
07-18-2007, 08:51 AM #7
Next time try and pull slowly - I just did my rear piece last night and was luck that 90% came off in one piece.
One thing on the SeaDoo rivets though ...How long do you spend fishing the bottom side of the rivets out of the ski ? It took a good 2 years to get all the ones out of the one I did.
07-18-2007, 11:27 AM #8
Most the rivet ends are still floating around in the hull.
I plan on trying about every solvent I have at my disposal tonight as I have to finish the cleaning tonight so I can install them tomorrow. As far as a next time, unless Yamaha changes there methods, thre probably won't be. That and the new style mats are much nicer than the older ones.
07-18-2007, 01:02 PM #9
Use hairdryer or heat gun to heat the remaining glue, then pour acetone on it (it will penetrate better). then get a little 1 inch scraper and the glue comes right up.
07-18-2007, 01:15 PM #10
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