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fly by night posted 03-16-2002 11:58 AM ET (US)   Profile for fly by night   Send Email to fly by night  
I am putting a tach in my Montauk and want to clean up the instrument panels while I'm at it. These seem to be aluminum panels made by Lorco Marine. Anyone know what type of black paint was used on them?
Arch Autenreith posted 03-16-2002 11:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for Arch Autenreith  Send Email to Arch Autenreith     
fly by night.
I don't know what was used but I'm painting mine tomorrow with rustoleum (sp?) flat black.
Arch
kamml posted 03-17-2002 10:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for kamml  Send Email to kamml     
This may sound different, but try a truckbed coating. It will give you a durable weather resistant finish, some thickness, and if sprayed correctly, sorta of a wrinkle/crinkle sytle finish. Ken
Pat Smith posted 03-17-2002 01:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for Pat Smith  Send Email to Pat Smith     
I just sprayed mine acouple of days ago on my outrage.Used rustoleum,looks great.
Drisney posted 03-17-2002 04:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for Drisney  Send Email to Drisney     
Another way to go is to use plexiglass, and spray paint the back of it. It gives a good clean look and the paint can't be scratched !
Dave
Whalerdan posted 03-18-2002 08:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for Whalerdan  Send Email to Whalerdan     
I repainted mine a couple of weeks ago with textured rustoleum. Had to sand off the white trim stripes before painting as they would show through.
Bigshot posted 03-18-2002 10:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I used the textured rustoleum tooo. Looks factory.
fly by night posted 03-18-2002 07:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for fly by night  Send Email to fly by night     
Thanks for all of the pointers. I'm going for textured rustoleum in flat black too. I would kind of like to keep the white stripes on the panels, but I'm afraid that is too much work.
Chuck
lhg posted 03-18-2002 08:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
You might find out what a new replacement panel would cost from Whaler (or directly from their supplier).

The paint on these is not flat, but rather an "eggshell" luster.

Whalerdan posted 03-19-2002 08:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for Whalerdan  Send Email to Whalerdan     
I priced them. The where around $30 each. Decided to forget about the white lines and repaint for less than $10.
seagull posted 03-19-2002 10:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for seagull  Send Email to seagull     
Whalerdan,
You can always use pinstripe tape for the whit lines and spray Rustoleum clear on top to seal the tape in place.
fly by night posted 03-25-2002 05:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for fly by night  Send Email to fly by night     
I have two panels one with writing on it and one with out. The one with writing on it was in pretty good shape. Not much salt spray got on it I guess. I just touched it up with flat black rustoleum and compounded it out. The paint on the other panel was in bad shape, but it had no writing on it. I simply taped (masking) over the outside border including the white stripes and spray painted the whole thing and then compounded it out. It turned out really nice. I like those white pin stipes.
JBCornwell posted 03-25-2002 07:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Hmmm. Lots of comments but none mention teak.

Just in case I'm not the only Whaler-er who has teak panels on both consoles: EBWC sold me new, 3/8" teak panels for about $12 each.

JBCornwell posted 03-25-2002 07:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Hmmm. Lots of comments but none mention teak.

Just in case I'm not the only Whaler-er who has teak panels on both consoles: EBWC sold me new, 3/8" teak panels for about $12 each.

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

Dick posted 03-25-2002 07:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
Not stock and not classic but black starboard makes great panels. It's as easy to work with as wood and needs no upkeep.
Whalerdan posted 03-26-2002 08:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for Whalerdan  Send Email to Whalerdan     
WOW JB! I priced teak around here and it was going to be $60. I never really though about call EBWC as I assumed they would be very expensive. For $24 bucks I would have done it! Oh well, next time.
Landlocked posted 03-26-2002 10:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for Landlocked  Send Email to Landlocked     
I removed the old "stick on covering and waxed the top of the console to give it a nice shine. Then I purchased a piece of mahoganoy 1x6 about the same length as the console is wide. Ripped it in half down the center with the table saw. (had to cut it from both sides) Ran a nice round over edge around eachpiece with the router, sanded and used teak oil.

I ran a full board all the way across at the top for the guages and a short board between the helm and shifter for switch and trim and tilt. Looks great. The Mahogony contrasts nicely with the teak trim, white console and stainless fittings. Not stock but unique.

No pics yet but coming...

Ll.

Bigshot posted 03-26-2002 02:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
My 76 had that on it, was good because that thin wood rail kept everything from falling off the console.
Landlocked posted 03-26-2002 05:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Landlocked  Send Email to Landlocked     
B.S.

Mine had/still has the factory teak trim pieces that frame the front of the console. What I did was construct a backing for the guages and switches out of mahogany. I couldn't find the dimension of wood I needed so I just ripped down a 1" x 6" piece giving me two thin pieces 6" wide and ~ 24" long.

There is a slightly more golden color to the Mahogany vs the teak with oil on it. Turned out looking pretty good.

Hard to explain, I'll work on those photos

Ll.

sargerator posted 03-27-2002 01:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for sargerator  Send Email to sargerator     
My montauk also has the original (?) teak pieces that surround the panel. I removed the black material that covered the panel and took into an upholsterer, he suggested black vinyl with contact cement. The material appeared to match and the vinyl doesn't reflect ! Seems like it would be comfortable in reflective sunlight. Did BW use vinyl as a backing for their instrument panel. Going to try when I put together. Anyone who knows , please let me know.
Thanks
Happy Sailing
Landlocked posted 03-27-2002 07:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for Landlocked  Send Email to Landlocked     
Haven't experienced any difficulties with reflection. Not in sunny florida though.

Ll.

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