I put the gator grip on my Outback platform a few years ago. I stripped the old pad off-- it came off in a million pieces so there was no tracing it. Once it was clean and all edges sanded and polished I just flipped the platform over on the back side of the gator grip sheet on the living room floor. I traced it all the way around with a Sharpie. Then I cut the inside of the line using the boss's good sewing scissors and got a perfect edge. I peeled half the backing off and got it lined up real well. Stuck half down and then peeled the other half. So I spent about 4 hours cleaning the old off and about 15 min. putting the new one on. Looked pretty good in the gray/white.