Swim Platform Pads Installation Instructions
The only items you’ll need for your installation should be a sharp razor blade, masking tape, window cleaner and a clean cloth.
Thoroughly clean the area where SeaDek will be applied. We recommend using a cleaner that will not leave any residue. A glass cleaner used with a clean cloth or scotch-bright pad works well. Make sure the area is completely dry before applying the pad.
If there is any glue, grease, adhesive or other substances on the area that the pads are to be applied, mineral spirits followed by acetone may be used to remove them. Be sure to use a glass cleaner afterwards as suggested above. Again the platform surface must be completely dry before applying the pad.
If pads are being applied to a new boat right from the factory it is very important that all mold release is thoroughly removed from the boat surface. Be sure to check with the boat manufacturer before applying pads.
Arrange the pad to the exact location to be covered and verify proper fit and placement. Once you are sure the pad is the right size and are happy with the location turn the pad over so that the paper backing is facing up. With a sharp razor, carefully cut the paper backing right down the center being careful not to cut into the pad. From the center, peel up each side a little to make sure the backing is completely cut all the way through.
Turn the pad back over and reposition the pad exactly where you want it to be installed. Firmly secure one side of the pad to the platform using two-inch masking tape.
Now lift up the untapped side of the pad with one hand and loosen the paper backing with the other. This process is a little easier if you have someone to help you out. Slowly and carefully pull up the rest of the backing while applying the pad to the platform. Use your hand to apply pressure to the pad to assure a firm bond between the pad and the platform. Now remove the tape from the other side of the pad and repeat the application process just like you did on the first side. Take time to press the entire pad into place with your hands especially around the edges of the pad.
You can watch a video demonstration of this installation on our website: http://www.seadek.com under the DIY section.
Swim Platform Pad Features
Comfort, durability and a finished look and feel are all characteristics of SeaDek's line of stock and custom swim platform traction pads. SeaDek is made from closed-cell EVA material that will not absorb water and is easily applied with our long lasting, easy to apply peel-and-stick adhesive making SeaDek superior to other traction alternatives on the market.
Each pad starts with 3mm foam on the bottom for comfort and shock absorption. A thermo embossed, 3mm layer is then added to the top for durability and superior non-skid performance in both wet and dry conditions. Next our marine grade 3M™ pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) backing is added to the pad. CNC machines then route a finished bevel along the outer edge of the pad. Finally a SeaDek, manufacturer or custom logo can be routed right into the pad. Custom text and graphics can be incorporated into the design as well.
Aftermarket swim platform pad are available for most major boat manufacturers are available from our rapidly growing catalog. If you don't see your specific boat and platform don't worry, we will work with you to template your own boat using the template kits available from our online store. Dry fit templates are available upon request for fit verification. This short video will show you how to template you boat: Template Video.
All swim platform pads listed on our online store are "made to order" and not stocked so please allow up to five weeks for delivery.
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You can trust that your order will be quickly processed and safely delivered. We can ship products anywhere in the United States or around the world. When you place an order we will estimate delivery dates based upon the availability of your item(s), shipping method selected and your shipment’s destination. Our shipping charges are determined by the total dollar amount of your order, excluding applicable sales tax.
For international shipping, expedited shipping or any other shipping related questions or concerns please contact us by phone (321.632.4466 or toll free: 888.964.6860) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The SeaDek Factory is located in Rockledge, Florida. Orders may take up to 72 hours to process
Please call or email for a return authorization. A 10% restocking fee will be applied to all sheet material returned for credit, 30% on Swim Platform Pads. All items must be in good unused condition and packaging must remain intact or restocking fee will be 30%.