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will posted 08-03-2015 12:04 PM ET (US)   Profile for will  
Is there a source for the dashboard material on my 1991 19 Outrage. I am talking about the black material that the gauges and steering wheel are mounted in. If no source, can that material be painted? Thank you in advance.
Will
Jeff posted 08-03-2015 12:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jeff  Send Email to Jeff     
Is this the Console face you have?

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-p5oHgGaqZvY/RY8dOMSgeoI/AAAAAAAAAA8/ ZOjFLQJU1to/s640-Ic42/P8080007.JPG
https://picasaweb.google.com/110044231333731607664/1991Outrage17I

If so, that piece can be painted and I would recommend using a Krylon Fusion paint formulated for adhesion to Plastics and Metals.

will posted 08-03-2015 01:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for will    
Very similar Jeff. It still looks pretty good considering its age but I am glad to know I can paint it. Thank you.
jimh posted 08-03-2015 01:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Some portions of the helm on classic Boston Whaler boats was often covered with a black faux-leather vinyl sheet material. This material has been called a number of names, including

--Mat-Tack, and

--Mat-Tac, but

I believe those names are corruptions of the name of the manufacturer of the material, MACtac. See

http://mactac.com/

MACtac makes all kinds of material, and somewhere on their website must be that back faux-leather grain vinyl material used on Boston Whaler boats.

Another material that might be suitable appears to be a 3M product called

3m MATTE Black M12 Scotchprint Car Wrap Vinyl Film 1080 Series.

See

http://www.amazon.com/3M-MATTE-Black-Scotchprint-Series/dp/B00598U2EM/ ref=aag_m_pw_dp?ie=UTF8&m=A2IZL066S4B22W

I have not tried this #M product, but it appears to have a faux pebble grain surface. Also see

http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/020992.html

for more discussion about these vinyl appliqu├ęs.

will posted 08-03-2015 01:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for will    
Thank You Jim
Jeff posted 08-03-2015 01:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jeff  Send Email to Jeff     
Mat-Tac [or MACtac] was not used on the Outrage Consoles in 1991. This was the console like the one John Flook had on Outre and not a classic "Montauk" style console.

http://s1082.photobucket.com/user/bostonwhalerforsale/library/ Outre?sort=3&start=all&page=1

jimh posted 08-03-2015 04:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Jeff--I could see from the images you linked that MACtac (or Mat-Tack or Mat-tac) was not used, but, given the TOPIC of this discussion--black dashboard material--I thought it was prudent to mention MACtac.
george nagy posted 08-06-2015 06:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for george nagy  Send Email to george nagy     
I have the older version of the outrage console that predates this one, that black stick vinyl was bubbled on mine so I removed it and it looks great without it. Now it looks cleaner with just the two aluminum dash panels at each side of the helm which are used in addition to that molded plastic piece on the later model console. I think that you could simply remove the plastic trim and reinstall the two aluminum Guage panels. I would assume that you would be removing the piece to paint it anyway so you can see how it looks prior to painting.

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