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#11573268 - 04/29/16 11:33 AM Fading TuffSkinz Motor Cover
Blake_ZX225 Offline
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Registered: 08/29/11
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Any idea how to bring back the life out of my TuffSkinz cover? It's got some major fading and just wondering if there's anything you can put on it to keep it looking good. Thanks!

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#11573388 - 04/29/16 12:20 PM Re: Fading TuffSkinz Motor Cover [Re: Blake_ZX225]
Puma Jim Offline
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Registered: 02/27/09
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Loc: Nebraska
Mine has faded some but still works as designed and will not be without one. My boat is a 2008 and had one since day 1. May be faded but works fine

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#11573436 - 04/29/16 12:43 PM Re: Fading TuffSkinz Motor Cover [Re: Blake_ZX225]
lamoon78 Offline
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Registered: 05/05/10
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I still put a cheap cover over it when not using the boat.

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#11573697 - 04/29/16 02:30 PM Re: Fading TuffSkinz Motor Cover [Re: lamoon78]
LoneStarHusker Offline
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Registered: 04/20/10
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Loc: Dallas
Originally Posted By: lamoon78
I still put a cheap cover over it when not using the boat.


A cover over a cover.. hmmm That's funny, but I'm sure you're not the only one that does it.

At least your cowling isn't fading!

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#11573713 - 04/29/16 02:37 PM Re: Fading TuffSkinz Motor Cover [Re: LoneStarHusker]
Doug R. Offline
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Originally Posted By: LoneStarHusker
Originally Posted By: lamoon78
I still put a cheap cover over it when not using the boat.


A cover over a cover.. hmmm That's funny, but I'm sure you're not the only one that does it.

At least your cowling isn't fading!



I thought the point of buying a cover is to not to have to worry about it. So, when the cover for the cover fades will you cover the cover's cover with a 3rd cover?
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#11573731 - 04/29/16 02:51 PM Re: Fading TuffSkinz Motor Cover [Re: Blake_ZX225]
Bass Buster1 Offline
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Maybe camp dry?? It is spray on, silicone based, fabric water proofer and it does darken the color of your tent or boots or whatever you spray it on. Sold at Wally world in the camping section. This is just a guess at a solution.
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#11573892 - 04/29/16 04:08 PM Re: Fading TuffSkinz Motor Cover [Re: Blake_ZX225]
Clay Shipe Offline
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Tuff Skinz carries a product that you spray on the cover to help keep it clean and to prevent fading. Call them and get a bottle, might bring back the color.
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#11574408 - 04/29/16 08:23 PM Re: Fading TuffSkinz Motor Cover [Re: Clay Shipe]
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Originally Posted By: Clay Shipe
Tuff Skinz carries a product that you spray on the cover to help keep it clean and to prevent fading. Call them and get a bottle, might bring back the color.




Hmmmm....so they sell a product to fix a fabric that they use that doesn't hold up?.......


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#11574497 - 04/29/16 08:47 PM Re: Fading TuffSkinz Motor Cover [Re: Blake_ZX225]
Rayzor Offline
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Originally Posted By: Blake_ZX225
Any idea how to bring back the life out of my TuffSkinz cover? It's got some major fading and just wondering if there's anything you can put on it to keep it looking good. Thanks!


Sure wish there was something for this.....
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#11574568 - 04/29/16 09:13 PM Re: Fading TuffSkinz Motor Cover [Re: Blake_ZX225]
DKennimer Offline
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Anyone tried interior automotive paint? I bet the would work if you taped off the decals.
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#11574628 - 04/29/16 09:36 PM Re: Fading TuffSkinz Motor Cover [Re: DKennimer]
Clark3 Online   content
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Registered: 01/22/12
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Loc: Lake fork/Fort Worth, TX
Originally Posted By: DKennimer
Anyone tried interior automotive paint? I bet the would work if you taped off the decals.


Then your motor would prolly be overheating in about 30 mins. These things are vented.

Is that the purpose of a motor cover, to protect your motor. So if it's fading it's taking the abuse that your motor would be taking. Or are they just used so guys like me with a 15 year old motor can make the world wonder if it's a brand new motor or not lol

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#11574711 - 04/29/16 10:11 PM Re: Fading TuffSkinz Motor Cover [Re: Clark3]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Originally Posted By: Clark3
Originally Posted By: DKennimer
Anyone tried interior automotive paint? I bet the would work if you taped off the decals.


Then your motor would prolly be overheating in about 30 mins. These things are vented.

Is that the purpose of a motor cover, to protect your motor. So if it's fading it's taking the abuse that your motor would be taking. Or are they just used so guys like me with a 15 year old motor can make the world wonder if it's a brand new motor or not lol


Or guys like me can take an hour and $100 every 10'years and repaint the dam thing.
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#11574788 - 04/29/16 11:01 PM Re: Fading TuffSkinz Motor Cover [Re: Clark3]
DKennimer Offline
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Originally Posted By: Clark3
Originally Posted By: DKennimer
Anyone tried interior automotive paint? I bet the would work if you taped off the decals.


Then your motor would prolly be overheating in about 30 mins. These things are vented.

Is that the purpose of a motor cover, to protect your motor. So if it's fading it's taking the abuse that your motor would be taking. Or are they just used so guys like me with a 15 year old motor can make the world wonder if it's a brand new motor or not lol


How would it cause it to over heat...?? You're not clogging the ventilation ports...
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#11574858 - 04/30/16 02:31 AM Re: Fading TuffSkinz Motor Cover [Re: DKennimer]
Clark3 Online   content
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Registered: 01/22/12
Posts: 410
Loc: Lake fork/Fort Worth, TX
Originally Posted By: DKennimer
Originally Posted By: Clark3
Originally Posted By: DKennimer
Anyone tried interior automotive paint? I bet the would work if you taped off the decals.


Then your motor would prolly be overheating in about 30 mins. These things are vented.

Is that the purpose of a motor cover, to protect your motor. So if it's fading it's taking the abuse that your motor would be taking. Or are they just used so guys like me with a 15 year old motor can make the world wonder if it's a brand new motor or not lol


How would it cause it to over heat...?? You're not clogging the ventilation ports...


Yeah you're right heating may not be an issue after I thought about it some. But I think air intake would be but I'm by no means an expert I just knew they are designed to be vented

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#11574911 - 04/30/16 06:05 AM Re: Fading TuffSkinz Motor Cover [Re: SteezMacQueen]
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Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
Originally Posted By: Clay Shipe
Tuff Skinz carries a product that you spray on the cover to help keep it clean and to prevent fading. Call them and get a bottle, might bring back the color.




Hmmmm....so they sell a product to fix a fabric that they use that doesn't hold up?.......


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Just like most things that are outside in the weather, if you don't maintain them, they show signs of aging.
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