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Old 03-01-2014, 11:32 AM
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I was thinking about trying it out but wondered how does it look when you buy it by the sheet and cut it? How does the cut edge look vs something like Seadeck that has a finished edge?
And I was wondering how the product has held up after 4-6 years? Any staining issues with fish blood or sunscreen?
Any other thoughts or comments about the product is appreciated.
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Old 03-05-2014, 04:09 PM
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Bump since I just read the seadeck thread.
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Old 03-05-2014, 04:21 PM
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By the sheet has just a cut edge no bevel in but it very easy to sand. I have done several installs on ski nothing in boats I've seen dark colors last well over 6 years. I the only turf I've had some trouble with is the 2 tone separating but I've heard they have fixed it with the new 2 tone. Another thing is the crazy colors will fade they put an astrek(sp?) next to the colors prone to fading. Lime green and white will fade from experience. I just ordered a whole sheet of white and can't wait to use it. For a boat make sure you don't get the softer surfboard turf it will rip and hooks will likely get caught in it. You might luck out and check out b stock and find a good deal for what you are doing
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Disclaimer I typed that on my phone
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Old 03-05-2014, 04:39 PM
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Thanks, I would be looking at the stuff the make for boats. Mostly looking to use it as a helm pad, cover my fish box bench seat with it, front deck and rear transom deck as I have some latches on top that scrape people getting in and out of the boat.
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Old 03-05-2014, 05:25 PM
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I've installed Hydroturf in 3 or 4 boats and am working on one now. I also have Hydroturf in my personal boat. Edges can be cut or sanded or routed (if you know what you're doing). Hydroturf in my boat has lasted 4 years so far and is still looking good. Here's one installation:
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Thanks Jack. That looks good and perfect for the skiff I am working on.
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Nice. One of my questions was to if I could use a router on it, I think a nice round edge would work good. Did you guys get it with the 3m? Any tips on cutting it or installing it without to much waste?
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No save the money and use contact cement it's stronger
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Tips on install use a heat gun and template with masking tape
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Originally Posted by dmaxonclaws View Post
No save the money and use contact cement it's stronger
My hydro-turf with 3M backing is on good and I don't see it coming off. I would go with the 3M again, since its also easy to move around some when you first stick it. I did a lot in my boat and really like it.

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this is where I bought mine in large sheets.

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What did you guys use to make your template? What did you use to make your cuts?
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Old 02-07-2019, 04:35 PM
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I know this is an old thread but really thinking about installing this on my boat.

what did you guys use to make the template with any help greatly appreciated I can cut a straight line to save my life.

thanks for your help,

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Old 02-07-2019, 06:13 PM
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Will post pics and play by play Monday, doing front deck first.
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Old 02-07-2019, 07:33 PM
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I'm interested in the routing/edge finishing for sure. I will say, although a different product, I installed hydroturf on my entire deck of my duck boat and you definitely want to do it on a warm day. It was pretty surprising how much that material expanded with temperature fluctuations. And I will second the contact cement mentioned earlier/years ago
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Temp was 70'ish, pre-sanded front deck and scrubbed with Dawn. Template was made from a sheet with painters tape to hold it in place while i traced with a yuge sharpie.
Used a half a sheet of 3/4" ply wood to cut on and fit it to deck with some smaller cuts. Wiped twice with acetone and started laying 20 min later. The peel and stick is much faster but you need two to hit your marks and peel backing.

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Old 02-16-2019, 01:29 PM
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What kinda of boat did you install it on?

thx

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Old 02-16-2019, 04:27 PM
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Boat in sig, let me clear some pm’s out and if you send your email addy I will forward pics.
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