When in doubt use the primer, it is magical in terms of making things stick really well! It is also easy to use.
How to: To apply, make sure the surface is fully prepped and dry using the instructions included with the mount. To use the primer, just push the dot on the side of the stick to start the flow of primer to the application brush tip. Apply it to the surface in a thin even coat. Make sure you allow it to dry before installing the FoilMount which is usually 5 minutes at room temperature.
More Specific Information: In the back of the FoilMount installation guide; and below, there is a list of the materials the FoilMount will stick the best to and a list of other poor/fair adhesion materials. You can use the primer to improve the adhesion of these poor/fair adhesion materials so you can still use the FoilMount. Polyethylene and polypropylene are a few of these materials and can be common on wakeboard and kiteboard bottom surfaces. If you're using a FoilMount with a board that has a bottom made from a material on the fair adhesion list make sure to use this 3M primer to prepare the surface prior to sticking down the FoilMount. This adhesion promoter can be used in a wide variety of applications. It is developed to be used in conjunction with 3M VHB tapes to increase the bonding strength of the tape. It is a popular tool to assist in applying automotive vinyl wraps. It increases the bond between vinyl wraps and nearly anything where a strong, durable bond is required. This product can be used to promote adhesion of 3M tapes to surfaces such polyethylene, polypropylene, ABS, PET/PBT blends, concrete, wood, glass, metal and painted metal surfaces.
List of Materials and Bond Strength:
Best Bonding Material Recommended
Fair Bonding (use primer*)
*Using 3M 94 Tape Primer with these materials should improve bond strength to be acceptable
New for 2022 is the full carbon, low profile FoilMount 3.0 Carbon.
This compressed carbon plate is not only beautiful it is also incredibly strong allowing it to be thinner than the original FoilMount. This setup weighs just over 1lb so it is also about 30% lighter than previous models. The new curved shape along with it's light weight and thinner profile make it incredibly low drag in the water. You cannot tell there is a track mounted on the bottom of your board while using it without a hydrofoil. We have also upgraded the included hardware. Because this system is so thin we had to invent a new hardware set that would work with any base plate on the market call the Wizardhat Hardware. Each FoilMount 3.0 Carbon includes a set of 4 Wizardhat hardware and they will allow you to attach any hydrofoil on the market to your FoilMount.
Features: -New Carbon Fiber bulletproof construction -CNC milled tracks and edges -Bubble channels in adhesive to decrease bubbles while installing -Flexible edges and center-line to accommodate more board geometry. -New more efficient shape -Lighter design weighs 30% less than FoilMount 2.0
Includes: -FoilMount 3.0 Carbon plate with adhesive back -Installation and preparation materials (Alcohol wipes, scotch-brite pad) -4 sets of Wizardhat hardware (25mm T-bolts) -Extra set of 4 x 35mm T-bolts for thicker base plates -Instructions
Dimensions: Track spacing: 90mm Track length: 235mm (9.28in) FoilMount Weight: 1.16lbs Width of Mount 241mm (9.5") Length of Mount 371mm (14.625") Thickness in track area 9.25mm Thickness at edge 2.6mm
GoFoil and Standard Deep Tuttle Drop-in Plate Adapter
This is a dual purpose adapter plate that will accommodate both the GoFoil Symmetrical deep tuttle and the standard Deep tuttle. The adapter includes "drop-in" fastening slots for easy in and out while working on any standard 90mm track system including the FoilMount. The two tuttle retaining holes are slotted and are large enough to fit M6 (GoFoil) or 1/4" (standard tuttle) bolts which will work on most systems.
This setup includes 1 adapter plate, 2 qty M6x50 Gofoil retaining bolts, 4 qty standard track mounting bolts, 4 qty M8x16mm FoilMount track mounting bolts, and 4 qty brass M8 T-nuts.
The height of the adapter is about 3” so if your tuttle goes all the way in, your mast will be functionally around 3" longer than slotting the tuttle into the board. The overall weight of the adapter is 1.4lbs.
This adapter works on standard deep tuttle foils as well as gofoil tuttle hydrofoils.
Wizardhat Universal Hardware Set
This hardware set will work with any base plate or 4-bolt tracked board on the market. This included M8 or M6 base plates and tracks. There is no more need for T-nuts or different sized bolts the Wizardhat will work on any. Also, the way the bolt sticks up through the track on top makes it easy to line up with the base plate.
The complete Wizardhat kit comes with a 15mm ratchet wrench, 4 qty Wizardhat hardware sets, a set of 4 qty 30mm extra t-bolts, and a decal. Choose from the standard length set at 35mm or the short version at 25mm. The short 25mm version is for very low profile tracks like the FoilMount Carbon 3.0 or some of the F-One Wing boards. For more options you can buy any length T-bolt you want from 25mm, 30mm, 35mm, and 40mm separately.
Be careful not to over- tightening with the wrench as you will have a lot more leverage than the screwdrivers you have been using.
Tool for Removing FoilMount Including both parts
This is the easiest way to completely remove a FoilMount from a board or other surface without damage to the mounted surface. It is a fairly quick and easy procedure consisting of two steps.
Removal Procedure: Step 1: Use the included water chisel with you garden hose to cut through the foam adhesive between the FoilMount and the board or mounted surface. Make sure to apply some pressure on a mounted mast to help wedge the FoilMount up while you're chiseling.
Step 2: Use the included rotary eraser with a corded or cordless drill to get all residual adhesive remaining on the surface. The cordless drill adapter is included.
Below are the two instructional videos for this process.