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-   -   Clear bra for transom saver? (http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=359970)

etakk7 08-22-2006 1:40 PM

Has anybody used the clear bra vinyl on their transom as an alternative to an extra piece of teak as a transom saver? There are people on ebay that will do a kit of the off brand vinyl for $25.

acurtis_ttu 08-22-2006 2:22 PM

don't use the cheap stuff! I did and it looked like crap after about 3 weeks...turned yellow. Expect to pay $40-60 for the good 3M stuff. west marine sells transom shiled brand. guranteed not to yellow. Here's mine that yellowed. I spent about 6-7 hours taking it off last weekend. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/360000.jpg" alt="Upload">

etakk7 08-22-2006 2:42 PM

6-7 hours? I assume it left behind all the adhesive?

08-22-2006 3:13 PM

Board scratches on your transom adds character to your boat. Kinda like your wakeboard or skate!

dmontandon 08-23-2006 7:43 AM

Erik - What color is your boats transom? They may have a color to match, in our case our transom is black so I used black vinyl... I'll try and get some pic's up soon.

committed 08-23-2006 7:47 AM

I used: <a href="http://wakejunky.com/" target="_blank">http://wakejunky.com/</a> <BR>The Grip is the sh_-t.

wakerider42 08-23-2006 8:12 AM

Does anybody know where to get the plastic strip that gets screwed down into the swim step? I had one on my other boat....I think that company No Flex made it (the same company that makes those Lokz bolts). I can't seem to find it anymore though. I liked it cuz it's clean and I hate the look of that gator grip stuff. Also don't really want to put a strip of teak there, but if nobody makes that plastic strip, I may have to. <BR> <BR>Thanks, <BR> <BR>Danny

walt 08-23-2006 8:40 AM

I've got the 3M on My boat and it looked great until it took a hit. It did it's job but doesn't look so great any more.

acurtis_ttu 08-23-2006 8:56 AM

I have one of the 3M strips on order, but am thinking about not even using it. Most of the scratches should be able to be buffed out.

big_xstar 08-23-2006 9:21 AM

We have it on our transom. Have had it on ther for 2 years now with no fading whatsoever. <BR>I do reccomend to have it double layered thought. <BR>One hard nick with a board and it can cut thru it. <BR>the newer x-stars have some sharp corners on the transom and that is where most of the damage to the 3m strip has occured.

etakk7 08-23-2006 10:55 AM

Here's my issue now. My Transom just above the platform starts off white and then has a gold stripe followed by solid color forest green. I would need clear. <BR> <BR>I've been thinking now about raising up the level of my platform 3 inches all the way up to the green however, because the platform sits a good 5 inches underwater when loaded (205V). So the problem I see in applying a clear bra is that I would have to apply it directly over the vinyl Mastercraft lettering, and I'm worried I would ruin that if I ever took off the clear bra. Anybody have experience with this?

leaks 08-23-2006 11:51 AM

I originally had 3m "Clear Bra" material across the black transom of my Tige. It worked great for a while. It started to get cuts in it when scraped with boards, and then water would penetrate and cause bubbles. I took it all off, and put on a strip of Gator Grip. Looks great, easy to put on, and seems to be more durable. J.M.O. Good luck !

curtisco24 08-23-2006 7:43 PM

Where can the 3m material be bought?

curtisco24 08-23-2006 7:47 PM

where can the 3m be ordered?

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