Rub Rail Replacement Selection Guide - page 42

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RIGID VINYL RUB RAIL INSTALLATION
1.
Place masking tape above or below where the rub rail will go and
mark where the new holes should go.
2.
Place the center of the first length at the bow. If there is a screw hole
at the center, offset it 4" to one side. Check to see if any of the holes
line up with a filled hole, slide the rub rail a couple of inches until all
rub rail holes are clear of previous gunwale holes.
3.
Press the rub rail against the hull and go back to one end. Leave the
first two holes undrilled. Drill through the third pre-drilled hole. Coat
the screw threads with Silicone or 3M 5200 and install the screw.
Repeat this process until you reach the bow.
4.
Bend the rub rail around the bow using a heat gun, moving it back and
forth to prevent overheating or burning the rub rail.
5.
Continue installing screws until you get to
the other end of the rub rail. Leave the last
two holes undrilled.
6.
Start the next length by overlapping the
previously installed length by 1/8" and
begin attaching it leaving the first two holes
undrilled. Complete installing this length
leaving the last two holes undrilled.
7.
Continue installing all the lengths until you
reach the unfastened end of the first piece
you installed at the bow, cutting it so it
overlaps that piece by 1/8". Leave the last
two holes undrilled.
8.
Splices are made by pulling out on the two
ends until they touch and pushing in so they
snap into place, then install the screws.
When installing heavier rub rail (like the
V21-1025 or V21-1039) the ends are simply
butted together without overlapping.
9.
For installation of insert and end cap,
please follow the instructions on page 44.
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