Originally Posted by Herbalburt
Hello Fellow RIB owners. I have recently bought an SR4 deluxe with the red splash deck over the Bow. I want to complete a console conversion for the Boat but would like to know first has anyone out there done one on this model and removed the splash deck without leaving any of the red material on the main tubes afterwards. It appears to be glued to the main tubes on a seam which looks to be quick tricky to remove.
Could this be removed by cutting the main cover and then using acetone to losen the glue of the remaining rubber on the tubes? or is there a better way?
I've just finished my SR4 Deluxe conversion.
The red dodger came off easily with a little heat from a heat gun and gently pulling. Extra care around seams etc...
The glue residue was removed with scourer pads and acetone and gentle application of a rotor sanding wheel in a cordless drill.
Naturally you won't get a perfect finish but I fitted wear patches to the bow area to cover these.
Feel free to get in touch if you want to know anything else.
Keep the front seat base to make a rear bench seat/locker.