This is another nice idea. I was reading, and it looks you you can color paint anodized aluminum. However, you need to apply an etch premier first. So this is now another possibility.Just a idea buffed then painted a nice accent Colour ?
I don’t see the picture but sounds like a good plan If they continue to scratch you. Also, doing something aftermarket given that quote sounds like a good path to explore. Cheapest solution is to have an accident yourself, blame yourself for damages, have a beer, and move on with your life…. In all seriousness, I wouldn’t do anything until year 2 about those scratches. Give yourself time to adjust and really evaluate if they “truly“ bother you once you Get to use the boat.Thank you all for the advice! Here is a picture of the scratches. I went ahead and bought the boat (will post pics once the weather clears up and I can take the cover off). I talked to the salesman about having a rubrail put on. He checked with Bennington and found out that the entire extrusion all the way around the boat would have to be replaced. The parts were approximately $1,300 and service manager etimated 17 hours labor because he said that all of the rails and the splash guards would have to come off to replace those. So, I plan to order an aftermarket rub rail and install it myself. If the scratches still bother me, I may make it a winter project to paint them.
I have scrubbed pretty hard on them with no luck. I thought about trying something like a magic eraser but I don't want to end up messing up the anodized and making it look even worse.Maybe some of those can possibly be "cleaned" or wiped away?!? Worth a shot! Can't believe that all of that was caused by the straps from shipping. Was that a boat show boat or on display at the dealership?!?
Thank you! I am going to look into that right now!although the Megaware pontoon guard is designed to be applied to the toons, I can't see any reason you couldn't apply them to the rub rail to cover the current damage and help prevent further damage . They would not prevent bow or stern damage but would prevent side damage. They are attached with 3m tape backing and are 3 1/2 inches wide.