BlackTip Jetsports Elite traction mats are unlike anything the PWC industry has ever seen. With more color and pattern choices available than ever before. With the Elite series you are in control. You are no longer limited to pick from just the standard cuts and colors. You pick your pattern and then pick the top color and bottom color of your mats. The bottom color will show through when we finish cutting the pattern for your specific watercraft. The Elite series mats are made from the same high quality material as our standard mat kits and also include our high strength PSA.
*Please note - Elite Mats will be charged as soon as we get the order and before they are made (due to our inability to resell Custom/Elite mats). Once charged, you order will not be refunded.
Lead time is 7-10 business days from order date.
Shipping3-5 Business days from order date
Product TypeBlackTip Jetsports
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Installation Guides & Downloads
Removal of original riveted mats :Drill the heads off of the rivets holding down the original mats while pushing the remaining rivet into the hull. Fill the holes left by the rivet with 5min. epoxy, this can be purchased locally at any auto parts store. Make sure to scrape the epoxy flat in the foot wells so the new mats will lay flush. Clean the area that the new mats will be attached to with acetone solvent for proper adhesion.|
Removal of original glue down mats:By hand, peel off any old mat material that you are able to and then you use a putty knife to help remove all material from the difficult areas. Areas that are difficult may require spraying WD-40 brand lubricant in between the mat and hull to help loosen the old adhesive. Take your time on the prep work; this is important to achieve professional results.
Now that your surface is clean and ready for the new mats it is time to lay out how your mats will look in the foot wells. This is the location the mats will be attached. Trace around the mats using a pencil. This is your reference area to place the mats after the paper is peeled off the back of the mat.
Peel off the paper backing from the mat and line up one end of the mat to your traced out area. (Do Not Try to Install the complete mat in one shot) Slowly work the mat down into your outline.
After the entire mat is installed you must apply even pressure down on top of the mat to insure complete contact to the hull.
Let mats sit for 12 hrs after the install so the glue will fully cure.
Watercraft Superstore's BlackTip Jetsports traction mats have a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty against defect in material and workmanship. This warranty does not cover fading, tearing or stains due to user negligence. We do our best to make sure every traction mat set is perfect, but sometimes things happen. |
If you should have a problem, please contact SBT @727-443-0373 or firstname.lastname@example.org to identify your issue.
1. The sun can reflect off gel-coat surfaces to damage BlackTip Jetsports products.
For certain applications and under certain conditions, BlackTip Jetsports decking applied in the cockpit
and other areas with vertical surfaces and/or reflecting off hardware, stainless, etc., can expose
the mat to temperatures above the operational temperature of 165°F (73°C).
2. Lighter colors can reduce the Light Amplification problem.
However, it will not be covered under our standard warranty if Light Amplification occurs.
Other material problems will still be covered.
3. After installation, the preferred method of storage is that the boat (or any other surfaces of application) be covered.
BlackTip Jetsports mats are very durable, but they will last longer, and the colors will fade more slowly if they are not exposed to the elements when not in use.
Examples include keeping the boat in a garage, covered with a canvas boat cover, in a covered boat slip, etc.
Situations to Avoid:
• • Inflatable pool toys or water bottles stored long-term on Marine Mat
• • Placing BlackTip Jetsports decking near reflective surfaces or beneath glass such as windshields or other structures
These objects can refract/reflect light, thereby concentrating the beams to a level which can be destructive to BlackTip Jetsports mats.
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