Carbon Fiber Instrument anels??

Carbon Fiber Instrument anels??

Post by Mark Gavi » Wed, 31 Mar 1999 04:00:00


Hey Fellow Boaters

Does anybody know a source for carbon fiber instrument -panel blanks?  I
need 6 of them, the biggest one being about 5x8.  They are to replace 3
instrument panels and 3 switch panels from my 25' Boston Whaler Outrage.
They would look so much better than repainting/replacing the
sal***er-damaged aluminum panels now in place.

TIA

Mark Gavin

 
 
 

Carbon Fiber Instrument anels??

Post by Dana Seer » Wed, 31 Mar 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> Hey Fellow Boaters

> Does anybody know a source for carbon fiber instrument -panel blanks?  I
> need 6 of them, the biggest one being about 5x8.  They are to replace 3
> instrument panels and 3 switch panels from my 25' Boston Whaler Outrage.
> They would look so much better than repainting/replacing the
> sal***er-damaged aluminum panels now in place.
> TIA

> Mark Gavin

Go to rec.boats.building, a number of sources have been recently
mentioned.
We plebians would use Lexan (polycarbonate) sheet (weathers a bit) or
polyetheylene
sheet (not attractive)as it would take a LOT less time and many fewer
$$$.
But if you have a Porsche Speedster it would match....

 
 
 

Carbon Fiber Instrument anels??

Post by KermitdFro » Wed, 31 Mar 1999 04:00:00

And if you're towing it with the porsche it would look way cool
Quote:


>> Hey Fellow Boaters

>> Does anybody know a source for carbon fiber instrument -panel blanks?  I
>> need 6 of them, the biggest one being about 5x8.  They are to replace 3
>> instrument panels and 3 switch panels from my 25' Boston Whaler Outrage.
>> They would look so much better than repainting/replacing the
>> sal***er-damaged aluminum panels now in place.
>> TIA

>> Mark Gavin

>Go to rec.boats.building, a number of sources have been recently
>mentioned.
>We plebians would use Lexan (polycarbonate) sheet (weathers a bit) or
>polyetheylene
>sheet (not attractive)as it would take a LOT less time and many fewer
>$$$.
>But if you have a Porsche Speedster it would match....


 
 
 

Carbon Fiber Instrument anels??

Post by Peter Marshall & Julia Marsha » Wed, 31 Mar 1999 04:00:00

Mark...if you check with a local sign company, they might show you their
"sparcal vinyl" colour chart...they show a
carbon fibre design vinyl that looks great...go over your aluminum panels
with 240 or 320 wet sand paper to smooth them out and apply the vinyl.
Should look like the real thing at a fraction of the price and fuss.
Pete M.

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Carbon Fiber Instrument anels??

Post by Mark Gavi » Thu, 01 Apr 1999 04:00:00

Folks

Thanks for the responses so far.  However, I do not drive a Porsche and I do
not want faux-carbon fiber.  I drive an Audi and I want real carbon fiber
panels.  Sheesh, the stuff is not THAT expensive.  I only need a little.

Mark


Quote:
> Mark...if you check with a local sign company, they might show you their
> "sparcal vinyl" colour chart...they show a
> carbon fibre design vinyl that looks great...go over your aluminum panels
> with 240 or 320 wet sand paper to smooth them out and apply the vinyl.
> Should look like the real thing at a fraction of the price and fuss.
> Pete M.

> **** Posted from RemarQ - http://www.remarq.com - Discussions Start Here

(tm) ****
 
 
 

Carbon Fiber Instrument anels??

Post by Dana Seer » Thu, 01 Apr 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> Folks

> Thanks for the responses so far.  However, I do not drive a Porsche and I do
> not want faux-carbon fiber.  I drive an Audi and I want real carbon fiber
> panels.  Sheesh, the stuff is not THAT expensive.  I only need a little.

Out of curiousity, what is it about un-faux carbon fiber?
 
 
 

Carbon Fiber Instrument anels??

Post by Mark Gavi » Thu, 01 Apr 1999 04:00:00

Dana

Because carbon-fiber looks really cool.  Seriously, if I have to invest any
time and money in making these corrosion-damaged panels new again, I want
the most high-tech materials I can get.  Hence, carbon fiber.  I realize
carbon-fiber is overkill, but its for my BOAT.  It does not have to make
sense.

Mark



Quote:

> > Folks

> > Thanks for the responses so far.  However, I do not drive a Porsche and
I do
> > not want faux-carbon fiber.  I drive an Audi and I want real carbon
fiber
> > panels.  Sheesh, the stuff is not THAT expensive.  I only need a little.

> Out of curiousity, what is it about un-faux carbon fiber?