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djheywood

Ebony Vinyl on seat cushion - Too Hot?

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djheywood

Hi All

Working on some last minute color options for my 23 MXZ.  Am I nuts to consider ebony vinyl on the interior cushion main?  The main seats will be graphite, but I like the look of the ebony on the front section and edge of the seats.  I'm just concerned it will be too hot for those in short swimsuits in the summer.  anyone who actually has firsthand experience with the newer style ebony vinyl?

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Thanks

Brian

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asnowman

We have it on the front side, but not the area where you would sit. Personally i wouldn't put it on the set itself. 

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ahopkinsVTX

This has been discussed multiple times now. It all depends on you and where you boat. We have it in our and I don't personally feel it is any hotter than the moonbeam or platinum that we had in our TXi. It gets hot, but cools off instantly with any air movement or water. I'd do it again as I love the look and it doesn't absorb stains like I have seen white do.

 

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MACC
4 hours ago, ahopkinsVTX said:

This has been discussed multiple times now. It all depends on you and where you boat. We have it in our and I don't personally feel it is any hotter than the moonbeam or platinum that we had in our TXi. It gets hot, but cools off instantly with any air movement or water. I'd do it again as I love the look and it doesn't absorb stains like I have seen white do.

 

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Do you have any pictures of the full interior of this?

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ahopkinsVTX
20 minutes ago, MACC said:

Do you have any pictures of the full interior of this?

These are the best I have. 

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robbieg247

This is our M240. We did cool touch

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Eagleboy99

Darth Vader called:  he wants his boat back.  :)

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bbattiste247

I have ebony accents on my boat and we live in Las Vegas. We boated many times in 110+ temps and I never recall encountering a problem with ebony. I have no regrets and would add more if I could.

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Chappy
3 minutes ago, bbattiste247 said:

I have ebony accents on my boat and we live in Las Vegas. We boated many times in 110+ temps and I never recall encountering a problem with ebony. I have no regrets and would add more if I could.

This!  Can we put to bed the debate regarding dark vinyl getting too hot?

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bbattiste247
47 minutes ago, Chappy said:

This!  Can we put to bed the debate regarding dark vinyl getting too hot?

I didn't bring it up. I am just helping out a fellow boater. 

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smuurph84
9 hours ago, robbieg247 said:

This is our M240. We did cool touch

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you need to get them to do you a custom black cooler!

 

can't wait to see real photos of your boat! looks freaking awesome!!!!

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Eagleboy99

Yeti makes a black cooler.

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djheywood

Wow that’s a dark boat!  I think we are gonna go without the ebony, it’s a really hard decision but the bottom line is the boat will look great either way.  I’m partial to the ebony but I think my wife prefers the accents in light graphite.  
 

thanks for all the info.

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ahopkinsVTX
25 minutes ago, djheywood said:

Wow that’s a dark boat!  I think we are gonna go without the ebony, it’s a really hard decision but the bottom line is the boat will look great either way.  I’m partial to the ebony but I think my wife prefers the accents in light graphite.  
 

thanks for all the info.

Definitely get what the wife wants! 

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TallRedRider
3 hours ago, Chappy said:

This!  Can we put to bed the debate regarding dark vinyl getting too hot?

No.  I will go to my grave believing in thermodynamics, because science. 

My dark graphite is substantially hotter than the light graphite.   This might not apply completely to the OP as he might have the option to get a different material altogether.  

And both of the graphites shows water spots, which is a new experience for me.  Unless it is a different material altogether, our hard water would make the black look terrible after a day of boating.  

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robbieg247
4 hours ago, Eagleboy99 said:

Yeti makes a black cooler.

I have been looking all over , if you could send me a link it would be amazing 

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robbieg247
4 hours ago, smuurph84 said:

you need to get them to do you a custom black cooler!

 

can't wait to see real photos of your boat! looks freaking awesome!!!!

Thanks I have gotten Malibu to do black soft grip flooring as well . I’m excited . I did all graphite on my last boat so this is the natural progression ha . I tell people who b**** they can go on a different boat or sit on a towel 

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robbieg247
7 hours ago, Eagleboy99 said:

Darth Vader called:  he wants his boat back.  :)

Not all black 

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smuurph84

what's your delivery date? 

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Chappy
On 11/6/2019 at 10:46 AM, bbattiste247 said:

I didn't bring it up. I am just helping out a fellow boater. 

I know, I was agreeing with you!

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timmypop
On 11/6/2019 at 10:58 AM, Chappy said:

This!  Can we put to bed the debate regarding dark vinyl getting too hot?

My local dealer put a heat gun on it and said it is significantly hotter. A few people in AZ that did dark are pulling it out. 

You are saying it does not get hotter than a lighter color? Please explain. 

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potterm

I’ve have ebony and graphite vinyl on my 2017 M235 and it was not a problem.   Next boat will have the same if not more black.

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greg2222

Ebony on this part of cushion you want  is different vinyl and looks awesome. I have very good  experience with ebony- little more hotter then white  but it is extremely easy to clean and easy to keep boat every day looks new

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