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Black foot rest rubs off
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posted 12-08-2005 07:59 PM ET (US)
Couldn't figure out where I kept getting black marks/smudges on my non-skid in my 220 Dauntless when everybody is wearing non-marking shoes. Today I noticed that the black foot rests on the console rubs off very easily on a rag or your fingers. Can't believe BW would use a black material that appears to be oxidizing and rubs off that easily. Anybody else notice this? Solution to the problem? thanks.
posted 12-09-2005 01:38 PM ET (US)
The black non-skid pads that appear on many boats, usually in in steel frames, often on the gunwale as a step pad, are affected by UV and start disintegrating. On my last boat I had three new sets in 15 years. I dunno if there is a brand that is better than any other - usually you have no choice because you have get something that fits the original frame.
posted 02-07-2006 11:27 PM ET (US)
Posted earlier about my 2004 Dauntless 220 black console foot rests rubbing off and making a mess thru out the boat. Official word from BW is that they no longer use them and foot rests now have normal white non-skid molded in.
Dealer is in process of taking my black ones off. Anybody know of a white non-skid tape or? that I can use? thanks.
posted 02-08-2006 09:02 AM ET (US)
Here's a link to a closed cell EVA foam that comes in various colors and thicknesses and has an adhesive backing:
posted 02-08-2006 11:00 PM ET (US)
I do notice my 1998 20 cc black footing washes off quickly too!
posted 02-09-2006 05:00 PM ET (US)
What about trying those non-skid vinyl doohickeys that we put in our bathtubs to prevent slipping? As I recall you get 20 or so strips in a package. I buy mine at Home Depot.
posted 02-09-2006 05:52 PM ET (US)
This should dress the boat up a little: http://www.plasteak.com/TAH.htm Seems to me you'd only need $45 worth for a foot rest.
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