Installation Instructions: Wamilton Freestyle Mat Kit
a.) Main mat and Pad
b.) Side mats (R & L)
c.) Front mat
d.) Foot hold floor mats and Pads (R & L)
e.) Foot hold roof mats
f.) Rail mats
Pads are gray foam. Mats are black
Use Hydro-Turf cement or DAP contact Figure 1
cement (red label, original) available at hardware
stores. Apply with a brush (cheap 1” disposable paint brushes work well).
You will need a razor utility knife to cut and trim the mats and padding.
Follow all warnings/directions with cement. Use caution with utility knives.
Remove old mats and old glue. Sand entire area to be matted to aid in
adhesion of the cement. Follow directions with contact cement for gluing. Basic
procedure is to coat both parts to be glued, allow glue to dry 15-20 minutes and then
press parts together. Trial fit all pieces BEFORE applying any glue, since the glue
will bond instantly on contact and make any changes in position or rearrangement
impossible. Make sure you know how the pieces go, have them right-side up, don’t
mix right/left etc. BEFORE gluing. Ribbed, or textured side of Hydro-Turf goes on
1.) Side mats (b):
Place masking tape over the “Wamilton’s” lettering on the ribbed side
(outside) of the mat to hold the lettering in place. Remove any tape from the
underside of mat. Place mat carefully, starting at the top/outer edge along the top
rails of the tray. Carefully fold the mat down into the sides of the tray keeping it
aligned properly. While holding the mat in place (two people make this easier), cut
along the raised lip of the foothold (see Figure 3). This step is not “pre-cut” at
Wamiltons since there may be slight variation in the position of your footholds in
the tray. This cut will allow the mat to cover the sides of the tray, as well as the
vertical side of the foothold. (as shown in Figure 2). This cut should be made at a 45
degree angle to the mat (with the cut surface facing “down” rather than “up”).
Before applying the glue, also check the way the back corner along the top rail of
the tray folds so you know how to align it once the glue is in place.
Apply contact cement. Apply mat beginning at top (outside of tray rail).
Make sure mat is aligned with the recess in the fiberglass along the outside and top
of the tray. Work your way over the top and down the inside of the tray. Press the
back of the mat into the side of the foothold.
Repeat for the other side.
2.) Front mat (c):
Put masking tape on the ribbed side of the mat to hold the logo in place.
Remove any tape from the undersurface. Glue the front mat to the tray. Trial fit
prior to gluing. You will have to cut holes for the fuel knob and choke. Holes can
be cut for the electrcial box bolts by placing the mat after removing the bolts. Holes
can be punched through the mat from the inside of the engine compartment. Insert
the bolt/washer in the hole and use the washer as a template to cut a circle in the
mat (use of an Xacto-type hobby knife will make small cuts like these easier)
Glue the pad for the main mat (a) in place. Next glue the pads for the floors
of the footholds (d). Dry fit these prior to gluing as some trimming may be needed.
The main pad will wrap around the back of the ski and up under the bond rail, so
make sure this area is glued.
4.) Main mat (a,d)
Apply glue to the pads, glue the main mat (a) followed by the floor of the
foothold mats (d).
5.) Foothold roof (e)
Dry fit these pieces as some trimming may be required. These are designed
to go with the rectangular end toward the front of the ski. Glue the pad in place,
followed by the mat. the outer edge of the mat should be trimmed at a 45 degree
angle to match the cut made in the side mat. Keep the pad material short of the
edges of the mats so that you can glue mat-to-mat (e to b).
6.) Bond rail mats (f)
The part with the cut-out and curve goes on the back corner of the ski. make
sure you have right and left correct. Dry fit these before gluing so you know how to
apply and fold these. Mats will wrap around underneath bond rail, so make sure to
glue around to the inside of the rail. Straight mat will go from end of the back mat
forward. Bow will not be covered, use the stock rubber bow bumper once all of the
mats are in place.