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 Post subject: Pro Angler Upgrades
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:37 pm 
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Here are some pictures of some recent upgrades I have done on my PA 12 with carbon fiber material.

Yakattack geartrack on right front mounting boards
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Rear Hobie rod holders
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Side rails
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Rear rudder control cover
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Left front mounting board
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Rear handle
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 Post subject: Re: Pro Angler Upgrades
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:55 pm 
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That looks pretty sweet man. What product are you using?

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 Post subject: Re: Pro Angler Upgrades
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:58 pm 
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Jerry,

Can I assume that's a tape material that looks like carbon fiber? It looks great! I really like the side mounting boards and the rear cover over the rudder housing. :D

P.S. - I'll make a guess that it is 3M Carbon Fiber Vinyl.

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 Post subject: Re: Pro Angler Upgrades
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:30 pm 
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Very clever "upgrade" :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Pro Angler Upgrades
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:32 pm 
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Steve, you are correct. It is the 3M product they use on automobiles (interior and exterior). Many of the custom auto shops use it also.


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 Post subject: Re: Pro Angler Upgrades
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:33 pm 
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About how much did you end up using? Are these prices decent for carbon fiber layover?
http://www.carbonfiberfilm.com

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 Post subject: Re: Pro Angler Upgrades
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:11 pm 
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Price seemed reasonable. Here is their website. You will notice that it does come in different weights/colors.

This is very durable stuff as I had it on a self made rod holder for couple years with not fading or tearing.

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https://www.metrorestyling.com/


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 Post subject: Re: Pro Angler Upgrades
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:39 pm 
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Looks good Jerry! Image

What size sheet did you get to cover everything? I'm thinking that I'd like to do the side & rear handles on mine.

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 Post subject: Re: Pro Angler Upgrades
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:39 pm 
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Island speed, is it easy to put on, or do you have a TON of patience? The install looks perfect in the pictures 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Pro Angler Upgrades
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:25 am 
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It comes in various sizes. For the modifications shown above, I bought a 1' x 4' roll.

This stuff is fairly easy to apply. Being able to work slowly with a razor blade and a heat gun is important. The Metro link has some videos which should give you an idea on what is involved.


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 Post subject: Re: Pro Angler Upgrades
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:18 am 
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Serious question: Is there an advantage other than mere looks?

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 Post subject: Re: Pro Angler Upgrades
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:41 am 
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RockyRaab wrote:
Serious question: Is there an advantage other than mere looks?


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 Post subject: Re: Pro Angler Upgrades
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:01 am 
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Looks good... until you nickit up or scratch it off, been there done that :( I wish someone like yak-attack make products out of tru carbon-fiber.


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 Post subject: Re: Pro Angler Upgrades
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:03 pm 
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Real carbon fiber would be very expensive. Don't think anyone would want to invest that much money in this type of upgrade.

My experience with this cover on the rocket launcher shown above, is that it looks as good as it did the day I put it on. No fading, no scratches, no peeling, no nuttin. Tough stuff. If they are putting this on cars, it should hold up to kayak speeds :mrgreen:


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