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hardensheetmetal posted 02-26-2001 10:44 PM ET (US)   Profile for hardensheetmetal   Send Email to hardensheetmetal  
Does anyone that has installed a new 3 pc. rubrail know if it will cover the old glue from the one pc., and if not, what will remove the glue.

Chesapeake posted 02-27-2001 09:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chesapeake  Send Email to Chesapeake     
I replaced the original rub rail on my '69 Nauset about three years ago. It was the all black three piece originally found on the early nineties anniversary edition Montauk. It is the same as the others through the late nineties. The newer Montauks have a slightly different rail design.

Now, to answer your question... Yes, the new rail does cover the glue line from the old glue on rails. It is best to get the glue off so that the first piece of rail, the small vinyl / rubber piece fits smooth against the hull and has no ripples. The bet way to remove is careful use of acetone on a rag and if necessary, a little persuasion of a putty knife. Sand paper tends to gum up too quick to be useful.

Hope this helps. Mine really turned out great. The black really contrasts the blue interior. I am sure, however, that my more purist Classic 16' friends will dub me a heretic for breaking ranks in this respect!

Bob

whalernut posted 02-27-2001 05:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Bob, acctually the only thing I don`t like about the older(pre-74`) `16`s is the White Rubrail. I have the first year Dessert Tan/Black Rubrail combo(73` `16 Currituck) and love the older Black Rubrails. I always thought the White ones were kind of tacky, but the boats were awsome! Regards-Jack Graner.
hardensheetmetal posted 02-27-2001 05:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for hardensheetmetal  Send Email to hardensheetmetal     
Bob-
Thanks, that was the answer I was looking for. I am thinking about seeing if I can get the all white rail used on the Aniversary 13 in 98, It would look like the original all white that came on the boat, but I wouldn't have to deal with that crummy adhesive I've read about.
Dick posted 02-27-2001 08:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
If I remember correctly the 3 piece rub rail kit for the 13, part #500-05001 is white and attaches with pop rivits which are in the kit. They sold for around $90.00 last year.
Have been away from the dealership for 10 months and my memory isn't all that great anymore.
Dick
Chesapeake posted 02-27-2001 09:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chesapeake  Send Email to Chesapeake     
Let me know when you buy the rub rail. There are some tricks to installing the rail. Like, the warmer it is, the easier it is to install. The primary piece of the rail (installed 2nd) is a very stiff plastic. It really helps if you can soak it in a trash can of really hot water to soften it up so that it is pliable enough to: 1) straighten it out since it is shiped as a coil; and 2) can be bend around the contours of the hull.

Additionally, have some dedicated help for a few hours and a few quick clamps to hold it in place.

Good luck. It turns out gorgeous.

Bob

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