WEAR PADS & RUBBING STRAKES Designed to help sailors and power boaters protect key areas of a boat’s deck and superstructure from abrasion, chips, scuffs and wear, our range of wear pads can be applied wherever there is a need to protect a boat’s finish without compromising its appearance. Barton produces three wear pad options: • The PUR (polyurethane) clear • Kevlar fibre • Carbon fibre Offering a choice of performance characteristics, the PUR clear and Kevlar provide the highest protection for extreme use, while the carbon fibre is ideal for everyday levels of use and to protect carbon spars. Wear pads can be customised and cut to size to fit both curved and fl at surfaces. The pads are easy to fi t and are produced with a UV resistant high bond 3M pressure sensitive backing. Wear pads exhibit excellent resistance to edge lifting, immersion and exposure to salt water. How to fit wear pads and discs Ensure that the surface is perfectly clean; remove all traces of dirt, salt, moisture and grease. For rough surfaces, ie. non slip deck surfaces, lightly sand the surface with sandpaper for better adhesion. Align the pad or disc and trim to size with scissors if necessary. Press down firmly with a hard edged plastic tool which is the full width of the pad or disc to provide the necessary pressure at the point of lamination.