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1sikkvlx 03-18-2012 5:45 PM

Wrapping up some projects on my wakesetter (A lot of pictures)
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Well it seems to never end..... I thought I would share some of the things I've done to my Malibu over the last couple of months. I always seem to just jump head first into projects not thinking about how far I'm gonna take them. I had the windows tinted 20%, I'm powder coating the window frames, made rings and installed RGBs in the sub box, cup holders , and wakesetter badges. powder coated the diamond plate steps on the trailer, Im fabricating a new dash to house a double din stereo with backup camera on the tower, I tried my hand at carbon fiber and gel coat work and just finished sanding the teak swim deck.

1sikkvlx 03-18-2012 5:52 PM

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This was the first time ive ever messed around with carbon fiber. Its a pain in the a$$, but it gets kind of addictive.

1sikkvlx 03-18-2012 6:01 PM

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I color sanded the whole boat with 2000 grit

1sikkvlx 03-18-2012 6:06 PM

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...and heres the swim deck. It came out a little darker than i wanted it, but i think it still looks good.

jonyb 03-18-2012 6:12 PM

Looks like some ninjas stopped by and chromed the mirrors on your truck :D

Nice looking work on the boat parts though.

tommyg 03-18-2012 6:33 PM

nice work, and the platform looks perfect...definitely not too dark.

Only complaint is that your Benz is definitely not Sikk...lol

Giddyup 03-18-2012 6:40 PM

What are you using for a camera on the tower, I'm thinking of doing that on my Calabria, would be nice to watch the wake surfing. Have you picked out a camera ???

Giddy up

1sikkvlx 03-18-2012 9:09 PM

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I havet chosen a camera, but i was thinking of one like the maliview. As for the benz, just keeping it in the family.....;)

jonyb 03-18-2012 10:56 PM

You on GMFS?

1sikkvlx 03-19-2012 4:12 PM

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Heres some progress on the double din dash. I used 1/2" mdf and I plan to either carbon fiber it or resin and paint it.

1sikkvlx 03-19-2012 4:24 PM

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Im leaving out the speedometer, I have one on the perfect pass gauge so its just for mock up

tn_rider 03-20-2012 9:00 AM

Keep the pics coming!! Awesome install!

brett33 03-20-2012 9:07 AM

that dash is looking great!

jeff_mn 03-20-2012 11:32 AM

totally BA

bruizza 03-20-2012 12:03 PM

Awesome job!

cowwboy 03-23-2012 9:01 AM

Where did you get the trim ring for the gauge bezel?

1sikkvlx 03-23-2012 9:18 PM

I bought it used for $40 online. I also bought a billet 3 gauge bezel from malibu that i might use instead of the double din i was making.

1sikkvlx 03-23-2012 9:48 PM

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here a pic of the new bezel.

wakebrdr94 03-23-2012 10:24 PM

that looks awsome, Great Job!

durty_curt 03-24-2012 12:08 AM

Dude I'll swap you my 04 VLX for you 04 VLX :)

jperkinsttu 03-25-2012 6:38 AM

Everything looks great man. Wish I had the talent for that kind of stuff. Keep the pics coming.

michridr69 03-25-2012 2:36 PM

that platform looks brand new, nice work

1sikkvlx 03-25-2012 3:35 PM

Ive been back and forth on the double din or the billet one. I think i might just finish the double din and see witch one i like better. I just finished coating the mdf panel with penetrating epoxy. Also, i still need an rgb controller. If anyone has a recommendation on one that will sync with music and has a couple of zones i would appreciate it. I want to run the cup holder rings on one, all the badge emblems on another and maybe a third for the tower speaker rings.

jperkinsttu 03-29-2012 5:27 PM

Great lookin boat man. Wish I had the time to figure out how to work that dash like you did.

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