Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
CedarLakeSkier

Malibu Decal

Recommended Posts

CedarLakeSkier

My son finished up a set this weekend and as I pulled around to pick him up he says (in a very concerned tone) "Dad, our "L" is just hanging there, get it"? Of course I had no idea what he was talking about.

After a quick exchange I look over the side of the boat and the raised "L" from the word "Malibu" is hanging down attached only by the lower left hand corner. I gently peeled it off to save it.

Is there an adhesive that can be used to re-apply the letter "L"?

If not, is there anyway to purchase just the letter "L" from Malibu?

on a side note, I sent these same questions to the service department of our dealership (no response yet) and I figured all the expertise on this site might be able to give me some options

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tgaugh

Get a new boat...It's all downhill from here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
pennery

I had this happen to me except I lost my "L" completely. I just called up my dealer and they had one that they just gave me. And I Reinstalled just the L. Although I did not get it as straight as the original but it is very hard to notice.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Texas Aggie

I had one side of my "Malibu" come off. It started with the "L", then the "A", and eventually and ironically all I was left with was "bu". The good news is I took it back to the dealer and they replaced it (both sides) under warranty.

I'm sure your dealership will do the same.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sheeprides
Get a new boat...It's all downhill from here.

:lol: That's some great advice.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mrothwell

At Lake Powell, My buddy had the same problem. First lost the "L", so it was a MAIBU, then lost the "M" and became an AIBU.

After he got home, he pulled all the lettering off and went with the "Clean" look.

post-135-1156269284_thumb.jpg

Edited by mrothwell

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Pistol Pete

You could re-apply it with some 3M V.H.B. double sided tape. vhb=very high bond. Once this stuff sets up, that thing is never coming off.

This is what I use. P/N 75935a14

post-29-1156270270_thumb.png

Edited by Pistol Pete

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
HB Skier

I'd go for a thinly spread layer of marine silicone caulking. Then in 5 years when Malibu comes out with a new font you or the future owner can update them. I personally wouldn't want them to be on so well that they take off a layer of gelcoat if they ever need to be removed.

Edited by HB Skier

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gordo

I'd take it back to the dealer this fall when the season starts winding down. You will have a list of things to fix and it's under warranty anyway Biggrin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
CedarLakeSkier
I'd take it back to the dealer this fall when the season starts winding down. You will have a list of things to fix and it's under warranty anyway Biggrin.gif

Lots of responses to this already. I didn't realize it was that common since I did a search first and didn't find anything.

To be honest, I don't have any issues for my dealer to fix (except this one).

Oh, and the "new boat" comments. Maybe that will be funny AFTER I recover from the boat purchase this year and all the gas I've had to buy to fill it up... Cry.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Texas Aggie

To be honest, I don't have any issues for my dealer to fix (except this one).

Correction: "I don't have any other issues for my dealer to fix YET (except this one)"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×