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weskel 03-28-2007 8:53 PM

I have just about finished building my own fiberglass swim platform and have ordered the gator grip for it. <BR> <BR>All the good things posted has me excited to get it and see what it looks like installed. <BR> <BR>Will keep you informed.. <BR> <BR>Kelly (weskel) <BR> <BR>Will also post picks of my built project once completed.

hawaiianstiln 03-28-2007 10:50 PM

I'm a huge fan of gator grip. I thought about putting it on the platform but wasn't sure if it would get torn up. <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/proud.gif" border=0> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/429326.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/429327.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/429328.jpg" alt="Upload">

tmobe 03-28-2007 11:50 PM

Did you order the grip yet? Check out <a href="http://www.wakejunky.com" target="_blank">www.wakejunky.com</a> Gator grip for cheap!! I just put some on my boat also. Good <font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font>

wakejunky 03-29-2007 5:58 AM

Keith, <BR> <BR>I pulled a couple of your pics you posted and put them on my web page. Hope that is okay with you. I'm always looking for pics. <BR> <BR>Chris <BR>Get the Grip you Deserve <BR><a href="http://www.wakejunky.com" target="_blank">www.wakejunky.com</a>

weskel 03-29-2007 6:36 AM

Yeah, I ordered it from WakeJunky good prices and really cool looking... <BR> <BR>Did I read somewhere it was about a 1/4 inch thick? <BR> <BR>Kelly

carcrz 03-29-2007 6:41 AM

That sounds about right. We put it on the back of our crownline. I just need to do some better cutting &amp; clean it up a bit.

hawaiianstiln 03-29-2007 7:02 AM

yah sure man, that's cool!! I can give you more after the weekend when it looks better on the water. <BR> <BR><IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0>

hawaiianstiln 03-29-2007 9:50 AM

Hijack thread - Hey Chris, you want me to send you the original pics. They are larger with more pixels (a better looking pic) for your site. Apologies bro, I have been buying gator grip from you since I've lived in Hawaii and never gave you any pics for your site. <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/blush.gif" border=0> <BR>End Hijack- <BR> <BR>I'll take some sweet shots this weekend for gator grip fans.

caffeineguy 03-29-2007 12:12 PM

Put Gator Grip on my platform the beginning of last summer. Works great! Still looks like new and I get alot of compliments. Especially when people stand on it barefooted. I'll post pics when I get a chance.

wakeman7 03-29-2007 12:27 PM

Is this stuff grip tape or foam or what?

wakesetter101 03-29-2007 3:18 PM

I just ordered some myself. Should be in next week. <BR> <BR>How do you get a even cut?

weskel 03-29-2007 3:31 PM

I am assuming you would cut from the back side where it would be smooth. <BR> <BR>Kinda like cutting asphalt shingles for a roof, hard to cut from the front, but cuts like butter from the back..

tmobe 03-29-2007 3:31 PM

Use a ruler and cut it from the back side.

hawaiianstiln 03-29-2007 5:31 PM

I have cut a lot of this up for my boat and cut it with a razor blade (utility knife). I have a very long level that I use to guide the razor blade down a straight path (after making sure my measurements are correct). I don't cut it from the back because I want to make sure the knife cuts thru the bumps in the gator grip. <BR> <BR>It's very easy to work with and everyone compliments on it. <BR> <BR>Wakeman, it's not harsh like griptape, etc.. It's soft, but still very grippy.

tmobe 03-29-2007 5:48 PM

I didn't have a prob cutting from the back...but I did use cutters. Here is a pic or two of mine. <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/429627.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/429628.jpg" alt="Upload">

bremsen 03-29-2007 5:57 PM

Installed GG last season. Great stuff. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/429634.jpg" alt="Upload">

rmcronin 03-30-2007 10:33 AM

I have cut mine by holding the razor knife at an angle while following a piece of plywood lined up with the cut line drawn with marker. You can get a great beveled look that won't get scraped or curl up.

ironcross25 03-30-2007 11:18 AM

gator grip on the floor? Has anyone done this? I am thinking of doing it but not sure how it would look.

wakesetter101 03-30-2007 2:48 PM

Nick, i think there is a picture of a boat on there website of a boat with it in the floor.

rmcronin 03-30-2007 3:14 PM

I'm putting it on the floor of my rear ski locker. I ripped out the carpet because it always gets wet and moldy.

jbugai 03-30-2007 8:18 PM

Talk about great customer service. They went out of the way for me and this stuff is great.

weskel 04-01-2007 5:56 PM

Received mine on Saturday, Now that is Service.... <BR> <BR>I will be ready to install it in a week or two, still finishing up the platform. <BR> <BR>Awesome looking and feel. <BR> <BR>Thanks WakeJunky <BR> <BR>Kelly

silverlude 04-03-2007 9:37 PM

Does the stuff hold up well on the swim platform? If not, where do u get the rubber stuff to apply to platform? Having my new platform glassed and painted and need a covering for the top side.

factory 04-03-2007 9:53 PM

how dark blue is the white/blue. it would be going on the back of my boat on a dark navy section.

norcalmalibu 04-03-2007 10:07 PM

Wakeriders, the white/blue is not very dark, I was going to order it and wakejunky told me after time it fades to purple.

wakejunky 04-04-2007 6:30 AM

Actually, it doesn't fade to purple it starts out more on the purple side and turns dark blue when wet. I always recommend samples specifically for that color. It's a hard match. <BR> <BR>Chris <BR>Get the Grip you Deserve <BR><a href="http://www.wakejunky.com" target="_blank">www.wakejunky.com</a>

chadly22 04-05-2007 10:52 AM

Does that black grip get very hot to the touch? <BR>I thinking of ordering some for flooring in the bow and for the platform. I would like all black but maybe that's not a good idea.

04-05-2007 12:05 PM

I was thinking about doing this on my swim platform too but I was also wondering if the black would get too hot or how fast it's going to fade. It sure looks comfy on the feet.

tmobe 04-05-2007 10:09 PM

It is very comfy! The black wont be any hotter than the black rubber that is normally on a swim deck.

rmcronin 04-06-2007 8:21 AM

The black doesn't really get hot at all. I think it's because it's not a solid surface so the heat escapes sideways?

dabell 04-06-2007 11:27 AM

How does it do with swim platforms? Does it hold up well? <BR> <BR>Changing the subject: How often should you change out the black rubber (br) on the swim platform. My br is slowly shrinking because of the sun. Any suggestions or comments?

sroot1 04-06-2007 2:04 PM

When you guy's have cut gator grip for swimplatforms and other ares with alot of shapes, did you make plywood templates first to use as a guide???

silverlude 04-07-2007 8:53 PM

We all seem to have the same questions about the swim platforms. Fade, durability??? Hopefully someone will give us replies. As far as the template, thick cardboard works best.

carcrz 04-07-2007 8:58 PM

I used posterboard because I had some laying around &amp; already threw away my boxes. As for hot, I don't recall it getting too hot, definitely not like the seats do.

wakejunky 04-08-2007 6:33 AM

I've sold to a lot of people who have used it on their swimplatforms for a few years now. I don't have any personal insight on Gator Grip's durability and longevity under those conditions. <BR>Ideally, somebody who has done this could report their experience. <BR> <BR>Chris <BR>Get the Grip you Deserve <BR><a href="http://www.wakejunky.com" target="_blank">www.wakejunky.com</a>

hawaiianstiln 04-08-2007 10:22 AM

as for people that have questions about the platform....I don't have it completely laid out all over the platform. However, I just have a strip along the back ridge of it. That being said, if you look really close in one of my pictures in this thread, you will notice that the "white" has begun to come off. Doesn't mean that this stuff still no longer works anymore. <BR> <BR>I would just say if you are going to get a color for the platform, make sure its all one color (black or grey). It doesn't help that i'm in Arizona and have this boat out in a 116 degrees and water temp sometimes gets to 90-93 at the hottest days. <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0> <BR> <BR>As far as getting hot, the gator grip on the top of the boat that gets the most sun of all (probably) and barely gets wet, is never hot.


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