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Old    Mike Pelonio (1sikkvlx)      Join Date: Apr 2009       03-18-2012, 5:45 PM Reply   
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.
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Old    Mike Pelonio (1sikkvlx)      Join Date: Apr 2009       03-18-2012, 5:52 PM Reply   
This was the first time ive ever messed around with carbon fiber. Its a pain in the a$$, but it gets kind of addictive.
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Old    Mike Pelonio (1sikkvlx)      Join Date: Apr 2009       03-18-2012, 6:01 PM Reply   
I color sanded the whole boat with 2000 grit
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Old    Mike Pelonio (1sikkvlx)      Join Date: Apr 2009       03-18-2012, 6:06 PM Reply   
...and heres the swim deck. It came out a little darker than i wanted it, but i think it still looks good.
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Old    John Bauer (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       03-18-2012, 6:12 PM Reply   
Looks like some ninjas stopped by and chromed the mirrors on your truck

Nice looking work on the boat parts though.
Old    Tommy G (tommyg)      Join Date: Apr 2002       03-18-2012, 6:33 PM Reply   
nice work, and the platform looks perfect...definitely not too dark.

Only complaint is that your Benz is definitely not Sikk...lol
Old    Mark (Giddyup)      Join Date: Aug 2011       03-18-2012, 6:40 PM Reply   
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
Old    Mike Pelonio (1sikkvlx)      Join Date: Apr 2009       03-18-2012, 9:09 PM Reply   
I havet chosen a camera, but i was thinking of one like the maliview. As for the benz, just keeping it in the family.....
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Old    John Bauer (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       03-18-2012, 10:56 PM Reply   
You on GMFS?
Old    Mike Pelonio (1sikkvlx)      Join Date: Apr 2009       03-19-2012, 4:12 PM Reply   
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.
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Last edited by 1sikkvlx; 03-19-2012 at 4:12 PM. Reason: spelling
Old    Mike Pelonio (1sikkvlx)      Join Date: Apr 2009       03-19-2012, 4:24 PM Reply   
Im leaving out the speedometer, I have one on the perfect pass gauge so its just for mock up
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Old    Chase Tillett (tn_rider)      Join Date: Dec 2009       03-20-2012, 9:00 AM Reply   
Keep the pics coming!! Awesome install!
Old    Nauti 210 (brett33)      Join Date: Apr 2011       03-20-2012, 9:07 AM Reply   
that dash is looking great!
Old    J D (jeff_mn)      Join Date: Jul 2009       03-20-2012, 11:32 AM Reply   
totally BA
Old    Bruizza (bruizza)      Join Date: May 2009       03-20-2012, 12:03 PM Reply   
Awesome job!
Old    Daniel (cowwboy)      Join Date: Jul 2008       03-23-2012, 9:01 AM Reply   
Where did you get the trim ring for the gauge bezel?
Old    Mike Pelonio (1sikkvlx)      Join Date: Apr 2009       03-23-2012, 9:18 PM Reply   
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.
Old    Mike Pelonio (1sikkvlx)      Join Date: Apr 2009       03-23-2012, 9:48 PM Reply   
here a pic of the new bezel.
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Old    Dave Diaz (wakebrdr94)      Join Date: Jul 2010       03-23-2012, 10:24 PM Reply   
that looks awsome, Great Job!
Old    DC (durty_curt)      Join Date: Apr 2008       03-24-2012, 12:08 AM Reply   
Dude I'll swap you my 04 VLX for you 04 VLX
Old    Jarrod Perkins (jperkinsttu)      Join Date: Mar 2008       03-25-2012, 6:38 AM Reply   
Everything looks great man. Wish I had the talent for that kind of stuff. Keep the pics coming.
Old    Andy (michridr69)      Join Date: Dec 2008       03-25-2012, 2:36 PM Reply   
that platform looks brand new, nice work
Old    Mike Pelonio (1sikkvlx)      Join Date: Apr 2009       03-25-2012, 3:35 PM Reply   
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.
Old    Jarrod Perkins (jperkinsttu)      Join Date: Mar 2008       03-29-2012, 5:27 PM Reply   
Great lookin boat man. Wish I had the time to figure out how to work that dash like you did.

Last edited by jperkinsttu; 03-29-2012 at 5:32 PM. Reason: looked at his album

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