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millertw

Our boat is stored on the lake with a lift. No overhead protection. We are starting to notice that when we get in the boat after swimming, our feet are slightly black from the fibergalss swim step. It ends up leaving footprints on the vinyl. Anyone else having this problem? The footprints come off with some elbow grease, but it's a pain to have to do it every time. Is there a product we can treat the rubber with to stop this from happening? Any suggestions??

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Malibudude

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blake0401

[i have been dealing with this for over a year and figured it was dirt etc also. I have read from a forum in here somewhere that this is the rubber breaking down and this is covered under warranty. I have my dealer dealing with this now as they said they will order me the two pieces that go on the fiberglass seck. I beleive i read in here that someone used 303 to treat it and that worked. I would rather have malibu send me some stuff that does not keep rubbing off my feet and getting on the floor, seats etc. Good luck.

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mlange

It is covered under warranty (at least it was for me). I also tried 303 before getting it taken care of and it did not do the trick for me.

Mike

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Brad B

one word

Teak Deck

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aneal000

Keep it covered. The sun is the problem. Scrub it up real well to remove old layer then keep it covered and you will not have black footprints.

I gotta second teak! :)

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krakdaddie
Keep it covered. The sun is the problem. Scrub it up real well to remove old layer then keep it covered and you will not have black footprints.

I gotta second teak! :)

i like teak just to see ppl bust a$$...its just classic ;)

-krak

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onamission

I had the same problem with the mating on our 1990 Supra and the 05 Malibu. Dock partners have the problem with there newer Supra and Momba. I just scrub in down with binding lube once a week and wipe up any black prints right away. I don't think the problem will go away unless you change to another color mat. I've been thinking about replacing the balck with a blue mat from Hydro-Turf.

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Greg_S

I had the same problem. I ordered a cover from screeming sacs for the swin step and now the problem is solved. The people over there have great CS, so give them a call.

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jetskipro550
Keep it covered. The sun is the problem. Scrub it up real well to remove old layer then keep it covered and you will not have black footprints.

I gotta second teak! :)

3rd....teak doesn't get hot!

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BlastRlxi

I have found that sunscreen is what causes the black to come off. When we sit on the platform after putting sunscrren on, there is some transfer of black to the skin. Some sunscreens affect it more than others. No sunscreen, no black residue. I tried the 303 approach with no effect. We haven't seen it at all on the bottom of anyone's feet.

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eubanks

We had the same problem for most of the first summer we had the boat. It will go away was the platform gets some wear on it.

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