RUb Rails

Corrosion, Paint, Through Hulls, etc.
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sckaras
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RUb Rails

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Restoring 1985 Sportsman
Anybody have any input to restoring rub rails or source for new / old replacement
also when took off there was a material between rub rail and boat any ideas what it was
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bill
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BigM
The rub rails are extrusions. ;) They can be cleaned up. File, sand and buff.
The material under the rub rail was a plastic drip edge. :shock: It was installed to keep the run off water from the deck that causes black streaks on the hull. :cry:
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"...a plastic drip edge. :shock: It was installed to keep the run off water from the deck that causes black streaks on the hull...."
(in case no one noticed...shhh... it didn't do a great job of warding off black streaks though who knows how much worse it would be without them)
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Re: RUb Rails

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When I have my "M" pulled I go over them with a right angle sander with fine paper to dress them up. I would worry about getting out all the screws without breaking and opening a new can of worms. I use the lock system on the Tennessee river often and they get scratched often there.
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Re: RUb Rails

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thank you for the heads up they are coming out very nice, very slow but nice
so now for the next stupid question as we reassemble I am confused about the proper choice for any bolts
stainless and aluminum don't go together well...but it seems all the bolts, screws, etc... we took out were stainless
any recommendations
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Stainless screws & bolts are correct. The key is to keep moisture away from the area where those 2 metals touch. If I were to go through another repaint job I would caulk every single screw hole with 4200 and make sure any areas that get wet can drain IE. under the bow rail mounts. The weep holes on the those mounts clog very easily and water fills up inside. You essentially have a battery on each mount which will lead to blistering.
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