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    Hydroturf mats

    I picked up a set of Hydroturf mats last year at a great price. I know that I need to get the canned adhesive that they sell but the question is how many of the 8oz cans ($7 each) do I need? Is this a pretty easy job to do?


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    Hydroturf Mat Install

    It is not bad to do. It can be time consuming.

    Use the DAP Gel contact cement. It can be found at any Lowe's or Home Depot. Darn good stuff. Its about $ 5.00 a pint.
    You will use about half-three quarters of the can.

    I am going on 3 years now on my Mat Kit and there is no peeling up anywhere.

    See the link below for my pics of the install.
    http://www.hydrotoys.com/gpr/tuners/rx951/mats/

    You'll need a good scraper, acetone, wire brush and time. (all found at the hardware store)

    What is left that is too hard to come off is o.k., as the contact cement will go over it anyway.

    But make sure you get the majority of the old mat kit and the glue off. The acetone will turn the old glue to gooey stuff and it will be easy to scrape off.



    Below are pics of the 2001 1200 EFI Conversion GPR I did a mat install on.


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    I say go with the contact cement also. Its less messy and easier to work with. Just tape off the areas that you dont want glue on and then apply the glue to both pieces and stick.

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    whats nice about the GEL, it does not run

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    awesome! Thats what I will do! Thanks again for all the great advice!

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    What worked great for me; lay it out on the ski where you want it, mark the corners with a black dry erase marker. Tape it off with Painters tape, put the glue on the ski and the back of the mats with a brush; take the tape off and carefully line your mats up with the lines you drew on the corners and lay it down. The lines of the marker will blend in with the edge of the mat. If any stick out past the turf, it will just wipe off.

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