Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 26
  1. #1
    mjammer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Ft. Wayne, IN
    Posts
    359

    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!


  2. #2
    Chrisrokc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Posts
    3,667
    Yea that the is biggest pain. But the way your doing it is exactly how i did it. No better way.

  3. #3
    mjammer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Ft. Wayne, IN
    Posts
    359
    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisrokc View Post
    Yea that the is biggest pain. But the way your doing it is exactly how i did it. No better way.
    You blew up the ski! All I know is my SeaDoo was a piece of cake compared to this. Drill the rivets, fill the holes, and glue them down.

  4. #4
    cheatin' piston popper addicted's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    north jersey
    Posts
    6,188
    +1
    176
    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.

  5. #5
    ISLAND RACING seadoo951's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Longisland, NY
    Posts
    843
    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.

  6. #6

    the trick

    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.
    It works.

  7. #7
    mrbtd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Lindenhurst, Illinois, United States
    Posts
    4,309
    +1
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by mxvet View Post
    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.
    It works.
    Acetone works well also. Just keep it off of where the maps arent going to be.

    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.

  8. #8
    mjammer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Ft. Wayne, IN
    Posts
    359
    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.

  9. #9
    MPower's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    3,340
    +1
    121
    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.

  10. #10
    Moderator RX951's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    League City, Texas
    Posts
    16,066
    +1
    23
    Quote Originally Posted by MPower View Post
    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.
    ditto on dat

    http://www.hydrotoys.com/gpr/tuners/rx951/mats/


    .

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

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

Similar Threads

  1. Old Yamaha mat removal any tips?
    By STSPERFORMANCE in forum Yamaha PWC Performance (4-stroke)
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 04-28-2016, 04:17 PM
  2. Removing Traction Mat Glue
    By mudslanger in forum Yamaha Open Discussion
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 04-07-2014, 10:38 AM
  3. best way to remove rxpx mats
    By tris in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 01-28-2011, 11:54 PM
  4. De badged/stickers removed yamaha sho
    By yam sho in forum Yamaha Open Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-05-2009, 11:23 AM
  5. Removing Stock Mats.....
    By Chrisrokc in forum Yamaha Open Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-19-2007, 12:04 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
  •