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  • #16
    Originally posted by bturner2 View Post
    Brushed and black as well. The black thing is starting to get old IMO but then again so am I.

    Maybe the kids still like the black look but to me it looks cheap. You can make junk look good with a thick coat of powder coat or enough black paint, I like seeing the machining detail.
    Yeah, I tend to agree with you. If I went brushed and black, what would you do with the center caps and lugs? The stainless cap won't fit with my oil bath hubs according to Pete, but the caps with plugs will (see below). Would you go black cap and black lugs? Wheel pic shows black in the lug/center area.
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    ¡Viva 205V!
    2003 X2 MCX

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    • #17
      new in-boat
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      ¡Viva 205V!
      2003 X2 MCX

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      • #18
        Yep, that's what I would do. Looks good to me.

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        • #19
          Just ordered up custom trailer step pads from Seadek. They're estimating 12 week lead time, so hopefully will have them before spring.

          Seadek template/drawing number 34415, which is 6 pieces in total and matched up perfectly to my 2003 MC dual axle trailer.

          Looks like the picture below, but I went with black embossed top layer and then black bottom layer.
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          ¡Viva 205V!
          2003 X2 MCX

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          • #20
            Nice upgrades. Keep us posted.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by brucemac View Post
              Just ordered up custom trailer step pads from Seadek. They're estimating 12 week lead time, so hopefully will have them before spring.

              Seadek template/drawing number 34415, which is 6 pieces in total and matched up perfectly to my 2003 MC dual axle trailer.

              Looks like the picture below, but I went with black embossed top layer and then black bottom layer.

              I like those a lot. Very nice.
              2002, X30, L-18, Red Metal Flake (the possessed boat)

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              • #22
                Originally posted by prostar205 View Post
                I like those a lot. Very nice.
                Thanks, me too. Hoping the fenders will polish up nice.
                ¡Viva 205V!
                2003 X2 MCX

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                • #23
                  New wheels and tires showed up. Shout out to Pete at [email protected]
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                  • #24
                    Pete comes through nicely, as usual. Nice job.
                    Prior boats - (3) X14's, (3) Prostars, and a Tristar.

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                    • #25
                      Exciting to see the progress after week 1 and super happy to see how this are shaping up.
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                      ¡Viva 205V!
                      2003 X2 MCX

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                      • #26
                        Can’t wait to see it!!!!
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                        • #27
                          No better time than now for seat heating pads. Have the pads installed with the pigtails(s) sticking out (pre-planned location). Wiring can come later. Easy and inexpensive.

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                          93 190
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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by brucemac View Post
                            Exciting to see the progress after week 1 and super happy to see how this are shaping up.
                            That shop and the MasterCraft logo look familiar. Can't wait to see the finished product. Mine's been done for 4 years now and it still looks great.
                            2002, X30, L-18, Red Metal Flake (the possessed boat)

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by MC25 View Post
                              Can’t wait to see it!!!!
                              You and me both!!!

                              Originally posted by waterlogged882 View Post
                              No better time than now for seat heating pads. Have the pads installed with the pigtails(s) sticking out (pre-planned location). Wiring can come later. Easy and inexpensive.

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                              Do you have a recommendation on a specific product? I saw a post of yours from 2018, but the Amazon link is no longer valid.

                              Originally posted by prostar205 View Post
                              That shop and the MasterCraft logo look familiar. Can't wait to see the finished product. Mine's been done for 4 years now and it still looks great.
                              Thanks for the advice and referral! Hope you don't mind me using the same logo. Why fix what isn't broke?!
                              ¡Viva 205V!
                              2003 X2 MCX

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by brucemac View Post
                                Do you have a recommendation on a specific product? I saw a post of yours from 2018, but the SCAmazon link is no longer valid.
                                Here (or similar) is the same product under a different brand/seller. There are four pads in this kit. I used it and retro-fitted my 93 190; driver - bottom and back, passenger (turned landscape orientation) back and bottom. Works like a champ.

                                Just figure where you want the wiring to exit the seat location for ease of routing to a switch, then install with that in mind.

                                Any seat that raises, work the orientation of the pad to where the pig tail will be close to the hinge point for raising the seat.

                                Easy peasy.

                                I will say this as a tip... if you (or the installer) run a wire(s) across an area of the seat cover (sometimes near the exit point), use an Exacto knife (or similar) to cut a small trench or slot in the foam for the wire to lay in. Makes it a much nicer fit. Nothing complicated at all. A serrated knife blade works best when cutting foam...makes it a breeze and very nice edges. A straight edge, not so much, particularly on larger cuts. I use an electric bread knife with the serrated edge blade for large (thick) cuts.

                                For the best install, make sure the installer lays in a thin layer or pad between the foam and the vinyl cover (regardless of the heat pad). Some installers do, some do not.

                                Regardless of the cuts in the foam, the pads will find a home and settle in nicely once they are installed; especially with the thin padding between them and the seat cover. You'll never know they are there until you turn them on. I wallow all over my passenger's seat with my knees, etc...these pads are tough. No problems at all for me.

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                                Last edited by waterlogged882; 09-23-2021, 02:24 PM.
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