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JLaw

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JLaw

The swim step is turning feet black. I've scrubbed it, rubbed it, and washed it???? No bueno. Anyone have this problem? If so, how do you stop it?

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SacRiverRat

Oh, yuck.. have heard of that happening... You need a teak deck Yes.gif

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DC05

I'm having the same problem. Hopefully someone on here will know whats up.

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JLaw

Used to have one......thought I upgraded????

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BlastRlxi

I've noticed that sunscreen seems to make the problem worse. Don't have a great answer for it though.

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cyoda44

Try a different color? My grey one does not have the color on the feet problem.

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martinarcher
Oh, yuck.. have heard of that happening... You need a teak deck Yes.gif

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mellen_mpz
Oh, yuck.. have heard of that happening... You need a teak deck Yes.gif

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Teak???? Its a wakeboard boat not a ski boat! Biggrin.gif

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Chia

scrape it off and get the newer silver colored, peel and stick cover.

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txwakejunkie

we have that issue at the first of the year, just use some soap and water with a scrub brush and scrub that thing like crazy. After a few uses at the lake it stops for us.

we will be doing the replacement this year, but not because of this issue, we just like the way the new ones feel on your feet.

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Green_Giant

Scrub it down with hot soapy water, rinse and let it completely dry.

Then give it a good coat of 303 protectant, and work it into the grooves.

Let it set, then buff off any excess. ~1hr?

I was having a problem with the black tracking all over the place, but it has not resurfaced in the 2 years since I did this. I may recoat it this fall.

It was a little slick at first but that didn't last long, you can buff most of it off with a dry towel after it sets in for a while.

I heard this from someone else on this board, it really worked and was a heck of a lot easier than replacing anything.

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Bill_AirJunky

If anyone wants to trade for a teak swim deck, I have one I will gladly trade you for a black, white or blue swim platform.

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macdaddy

303 it and it will stop the black...my VLX had the same thing...did this and it has not done it in a year.

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pennery
Scrub it down with hot soapy water, rinse and let it completely dry.

Then give it a good coat of 303 protectant, and work it into the grooves.

Let it set, then buff off any excess. ~1hr?

I was having a problem with the black tracking all over the place, but it has not resurfaced in the 2 years since I did this. I may recoat it this fall.

It was a little slick at first but that didn't last long, you can buff most of it off with a dry towel after it sets in for a while.

I heard this from someone else on this board, it really worked and was a heck of a lot easier than replacing anything.

Wish I would have know this sooner??? I just ordered a new Grey Swim Platform mat with the wedge door on Tuesday.. I don't know the price yet but I am sure It is going to be a pricey piece of foam... And I get to try and clean up the black crap all over the boat...

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Green_Giant

Your's may be different, mine is more of a black firm rubber than foam.

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pennery

Yeah that's what mine is as well... It is Rubber Tire material.. I ordered the new Grey Foam as a replacement...

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Macutak
Scrub it down with hot soapy water, rinse and let it completely dry.

Then give it a good coat of 303 protectant, and work it into the grooves.

Let it set, then buff off any excess. ~1hr?

I was having a problem with the black tracking all over the place, but it has not resurfaced in the 2 years since I did this. I may recoat it this fall.

It was a little slick at first but that didn't last long, you can buff most of it off with a dry towel after it sets in for a while.

I heard this from someone else on this board, it really worked and was a heck of a lot easier than replacing anything.

You posted your question on the 22nd but purchased the grey foam the day before? HMMM...not a good use of the website. Patience...the answers always come.

Wish I would have know this sooner??? I just ordered a new Grey Swim Platform mat with the wedge door on Tuesday.. I don't know the price yet but I am sure It is going to be a pricey piece of foam... And I get to try and clean up the black crap all over the boat...

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pennery
Scrub it down with hot soapy water, rinse and let it completely dry.

Then give it a good coat of 303 protectant, and work it into the grooves.

Let it set, then buff off any excess. ~1hr?

I was having a problem with the black tracking all over the place, but it has not resurfaced in the 2 years since I did this. I may recoat it this fall.

It was a little slick at first but that didn't last long, you can buff most of it off with a dry towel after it sets in for a while.

I heard this from someone else on this board, it really worked and was a heck of a lot easier than replacing anything.

You posted your question on the 22nd but purchased the grey foam the day before? HMMM...not a good use of the website. Patience...the answers always come.

Wish I would have know this sooner??? I just ordered a new Grey Swim Platform mat with the wedge door on Tuesday.. I don't know the price yet but I am sure It is going to be a pricey piece of foam... And I get to try and clean up the black crap all over the boat...

Thanks for the tip but I wasn't the Original Poster of the Question...

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Macutak

Thanks for the tip but I wasn't the Original Poster of the Question...

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Ooops. Sorry, I get so confused by all the quotation marks. Let me know how the Grey Foam feels. I a may be doing the same thing just because my rubber is also cracked from the Lake Powell heat and gives me the lovely black pearl smudges occasionally.

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bu2007vlx

I also had similer problem and it also bubbled, they replaced the whole top of the platform with new rubber. I cleaned and 303 it and have had no problems since. I never scrubbed mine, just clean with soap and water and they sprayed the 303 and wiped off excess and let it dry. In storage I cover platform with a beach towel to keep the elements off it.

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