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    BR549's Avatar
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    Jan 2006
    lake of ozarks

    cover rubbed thru paint !

    do not haul your red ultra with the factory cover on. it rubbed a inch spot on each side on the edge of my ski will try to post pics later. its right where the back black clips to the rubrail. i sh!t when i got home with new ski. you can see paint on inside of cover. thats just my luck !

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    Hydrotoys's Avatar
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    Jul 2005
    Mesa, AZ
    The red ones have some very delicate paint. Sorry to hear about it. I still am in shock that I could scratch the paint with my fingernail.

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    WATER ZOMBIE's Avatar
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    Oct 2006
    Fox Lake, IL
    I sure hope they upgrade the paint for 08. My ski's need a Kevlar paint job.

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    Formerly Ultra250 TN Aquaholic6801's Avatar
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    Feb 2007
    Old Hickory,Tn

    Go Blue!

    Seems the blue paint is pretty tough, I did have a little silver paint come off though when I peeled the glove box sticker off.Think Ill put my own warning sticker on the glove box.WARNING : HOLD THE #$*@ ON!,lol

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    EZ Dock of Long Island Shibby1485's Avatar
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    May 2005
    Long Island, NY
    shouldn't tow any ski with the cover on... whether ur seeing it or not, it's doing damage to the paint, the gelcote, whatever you have... leaves chauffing marks, surface scratches, just not a good towing habit IMO...

    some may disagree... that's probably bc they have a color ski that you can't really see it on perhaps

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    May 2006
    Weston Florida (Ft. Lauderdale)

    That's the whole idea of a Cover!

    I like my covers to counter act the damage from rocks, dirt from
    the roads, sun, etc. Covers were designed to be on the ski
    while towing, that's why they have those conical cones in the back
    to create suction to hold the cover agains the ski.

    I do now think that Kawa has some problems with the red color. Doesn't
    seem to have cured, or something in chemistry land.

    You have a good case to get your ski repainted if you put a factory
    cover on it and it rubs the paint off coming home like one forum member

    The only time I won't use a cover is when I'm in the Ocean and the salt is
    on it and dries before I can rinse/wash it. Then I don't want the abrasive effect of a material rubbing against salt against paint.

    We should get a response from Kawa on this. BTW it seems like Kawasaki should have an official factory engineer on this board! What a great place for end user feedback and the ability to establish a true dialogue with their customers! Are you listening Kawa????

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    I drove 80 miles with the Red cover on today and I didn't see the problem (in garage lighting), but the paint is weak for sure.

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    ph2ocraft's Avatar
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    Apr 2006
    Campbell, Ca.
    Oh man, I LOVE the red, what's going on here???

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    BR549's Avatar
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    lake of ozarks
    here's some pics
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    SHO What????? jpack's Avatar
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    Ouch!!! Waiting for my cover to arrive, but that is scarey!!! Just for the fun of it, there wasn't any warnings about using the cover while towing was there? Did you get the cover from the dealer? I would be heading back over to them.. Man that just sucks

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