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  • Interior and Floor update to make 2002 Malibu VLX like new


    tunafoot
    • Year: 2002 Brand: Malibu Model / Trim: VLX Cost: (unspecified) DIY or Professional Install: I installed it

    The interior was in pretty good shape for a 16 year old boat.  The part that really bugged me was that the sun deck was spray painted by the previous owner to try to hide a cigarette burn that he tried to fix. Also wasnt a big fan of the orange welting.  There were also a couple seat covers  that had been replaced and didn't match the rest of the boat. 

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    I wasn't able to find material that matched the factory upholstery, so I decided to swap out the perforated material for a light grey.  But after seeing how bad the old seats really were I opted to do the entire boat. 

     

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    The seats were a lot more work than I had expected.  I figured it would take a couple weeks to complete, but it took the better part of 2 months of nights and weekends to finish everything. 

     

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    While pulling out the seats I found out the carpet was so much worse than I had originally thought.  This was about the same time I had found a good deal on a newer Tige Z3.  I ended up buying the Tige and was now the owner of two boats.  My wife thought I should just sell the Malibu and stop dumping money into it, but I had come this far and the old girl deserved some new carpet. 

     

     

     

    Entire carpet project is here: 

     

     

     

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