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PontoonGuard for Pontoons Up To 21 ft.
Protect your Pontoon from scratches and scrapes with a Megaware PontoonGuard! The PontoonGuard provides protection to the side of the tubes against abrasion an chafing caused by docks, other pontoons, and hidden obstacles. Not only does a PontoonGuard provide protection, but it also features a 3M reflective strip to enhance the visibility of the pontoon in nighttime or low-light conditions when illuminated by a light source such as headlights or search lights.
It is recommended that the adhesive is not applied when temperatures are below 65 degrees F or above 100 degrees F. Remember that even if the air temperature is above 65 degrees F, the aluminum surface on your pontoon may be lower.
Wash - Thoroughly wash your pontoon to remove any algae or oxidization. Remove any waxes or metal protectants as per manufacturer recommendations. Clean the area where the PontoonGuard
will be installed with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol.
Measure - Measure the length of the pontoon tube. If the PontoonGuard is too long, trim the PontoonGuard with a utility knife on the rear squared edge for a precise fit. Measure down from the top deck to the find the center of your pontoon. Once you have found the center, measure up 1.75" and make a mark using a pencil. This is where the top of the PontoonGuard will be installed. Measure down from the center 1.75" to mark the bottom of the guard. Continue to measure and mark every 18-24" down the length of the tube.
Mask - Align a strip fo masking tape along the top marks and continue down the entire length of the pontoon. Repeat using the lower marks. Verify that the spacing between the masking tape
is 3.5 inches and that the alignment is straight.
Etch - Using the provided 3M Scotch-Brite Pad, thoroughly etch the entire length of the pontoon within the masked area.
Clean - Thoroughly clean the area again with isopropyl alcohol, using paper towels or a clean rag. Repeat until the rag or paper towel show no signs of residue. Note: Do not use paint thinner or other petroleum based cleaners as they can leave a film that will compromise the bond of the 3M adhesive.
Apply - Pull back 8-10" of each of the 3 red protective liners from the front of the guard. Do not touch the adhesive with your hands, as any contamination may compromise the bond. Carefully align the PontoonGuard with the masking tape and press it firmly in place using your hand or the supplied burnishing tool. NOTE: Once the adhesive touches the surface it will become a permanent bond and will not release without tearing the adhesive)
Continue to align the PontoonGuard until the entire guard is installed. Once fully attached, use the burnishing tool to apply additional pressure to the entire PontoonGuard, ensuring the pressure sensative adhesive is firmly attached.
To keep your PontoonGuard looking new, clean with mild soap and water.If you wish to reapply any metal protectants or clean the tubes using acid based or chemical cleaners, the PontoonGuard must be masked to protect the finish and reflective film.
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