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Brent posted 09-03-2002 01:57 AM ET (US)   Profile for Brent   Send Email to Brent  
I have a 1979 15-Striper with original console. The black contact sheet that cosmetically enhances the top of the console is deteriorated. Anybody have any source ideas. It appears that it was originally glued on.
jameso posted 09-03-2002 09:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for jameso  Send Email to jameso     
Brent,
I have the same on my LES, I think I will just peel it off, clean the area with mineral spirits and press on with pride. If I were to replace it I think I would look for some nice vinyl at an upholstery shop and glue it on.
Jim Armstrong
63WHALER posted 09-03-2002 04:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for 63WHALER    
I used a teak veneer which had 3M adhesive already on , just peel and stick. Purchased from Woodworkers Supply. Made bends good , the veneer i believe is about 10 mils thick. Covered with several coats of varnish, lookes excellent, nice upgrade. The price is about $80.00 for a 2'x8' piece of teak. Other woods are also available. I think i may have some left over that could do some more if any interest.
Bigshot posted 09-04-2002 10:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I took mine off and buffed it out. Looks better but stuff slid. I think the teak idea would be great.
Bigshot posted 09-04-2002 02:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Here it is:

Spartan International, Inc. 1845 Cedar St., Holt MI USA 48842 Phone 800-248-7800, Fax 517-694-7952
http://www.spartanintl.com/

Brent posted 09-06-2002 12:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for Brent  Send Email to Brent     
Thanks for all the feedback.
jimh posted 09-06-2002 08:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
[Changed TOPIC; was "15' Striper console black leatherette deter.". Posts that seek information about OEM sources of Whaler components are best posted to the OEM Sources forum.

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vdbgroup posted 09-06-2002 10:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for vdbgroup  Send Email to vdbgroup     
Try Kydex. It is a plastic with textured surface that is makes the dash look great.

I used it on Montauk '81 console and it is great.

Check with Laird Plastics as they distribute this product and many others including starboard.

Also try 1/4" Black Starboard, it is nice too.

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