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Re: plastic wood trim looks lousy

Postby ric2352 » May Wed 24, 2017 1:02 am

Interesting..826 views and no comments....anyone else try fix? Just curious
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Re: plastic wood trim looks lousy

Postby artodea » May Wed 31, 2017 12:21 pm

Did this as a winter project - went with TotalBoat single stage polyurethane, Hatteras White. I removed the trim, sanded and primed followed by two coats finish using the roll/tip method.

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Re: plastic wood trim looks lousy

Postby gw204 » May Wed 31, 2017 1:16 pm

When using long pieces of Starboard, you have to elongate the mounting holes and not fully snug down your fasteners to account for the expansion/contraction.
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Re: plastic wood trim looks lousy

Postby Finest Kind » May Wed 31, 2017 2:29 pm

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Nice job on the trim, but it's your new motor that really makes her special!
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Re: plastic wood trim looks lousy

Postby SC Adventure 208 » Jun Fri 09, 2017 9:04 pm

ric2352 wrote:Interesting..826 views and no comments....anyone else try fix? Just curious

I just finished mine. Only changes were that I didn't wipe off the stain as it didn't really penetrate all that well. Let it dry overnight and then put on 7 coats of marine varnish. My wife hated getting on the boat now she loves it. Looks much better. Only problems I had were at the helm and passenger bulkhead...could not get those pieces off so tried to do them in place but sanding was a bitch. Would rather just leave them unsanded and varnish. Same with the place by the rocker switches as I do not want to mess with the wiring. Overall an A-
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Re: plastic wood trim looks lousy

Postby ric2352 » Jun Sun 11, 2017 4:09 pm

I didn't do anything under the hard top or around the helm...still in good shape. Sanding in place had to be tough. I added a coat of polyurathane over the top of the vanish for added durability. Post a pic of what you did...love to see.
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Re: plastic wood trim looks lousy

Postby SC Adventure 208 » Jun Wed 14, 2017 7:59 pm

I try next time I get a chance to take a picture. Not sure I know how to post a picture
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Re: plastic wood trim looks lousy

Postby Topjimmy » Jun Mon 19, 2017 6:09 am

Yep I tried the Boe-ShieldT9 and it looks a "little" better but I love what ya did there ric2352 and will do the same this winter :goodjob
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Re: plastic wood trim looks lousy

Postby RTNEPTUNE » Jun Wed 28, 2017 11:36 am

I might do anodized aluminum as a replacement or aluminum strips painted white .
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Re: plastic wood trim looks lousy

Postby Jonah » Nov Sun 19, 2017 1:46 am

ric2352 wrote:I didn't do anything under the hard top or around the helm...still in good shape. Sanding in place had to be tough. I added a coat of polyurathane over the top of the vanish for added durability. Post a pic of what you did...love to see.


Ric, that looks great. I'm going to remember this post if I ever get around to doing something similar.
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Re: plastic wood trim looks lousy

Postby gradydaniele » Dec Thu 21, 2017 2:12 pm

The old fake team trim whatever pieces were the first thing to go when I bought my Grady.
Home Depot sells a PVC plastic material that works good with wood tools roughly the same size and shape as the stock trim.
Go to Home Depot and buy four or five pieces of the stuff they come in 8 foot sections.
go home unscrew one piece Of trim a time and match it up to the new material cut and re-screw done.
The material doesn’t work doesn’t bend but does have a tendency to scratch kind of easily but all in all a very very cost-effective alternative to that very expensive star board stuff.
It’s a fun Sunday project could have it done in an afternoon ( if your good with tools)
https://www.homedepot.com/p/AZEK-Trim-1 ... /202970143
Mine came out great and I always get compliments about it from other Grady owners my Marina
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Re: plastic wood trim looks lousy

Postby TonyD » Dec Thu 21, 2017 4:17 pm

gradydaniele wrote:The old fake team trim whatever pieces were the first thing to go when I bought my Grady.
Home Depot sells a PVC plastic material that works good with wood tools roughly the same size and shape as the stock trim.
Go to Home Depot and buy four or five pieces of the stuff they come in 8 foot sections.
go home unscrew one piece Of trim a time and match it up to the new material cut and re-screw done.
The material doesn’t work doesn’t bend but does have a tendency to scratch kind of easily but all in all a very very cost-effective alternative to that very expensive star board stuff.
It’s a fun Sunday project could have it done in an afternoon ( if your good with tools)
https://www.homedepot.com/p/AZEK-Trim-1 ... /202970143
Mine came out great and I always get compliments about it from other Grady owners my Marina



Thanks for the tip! This is going to be 1 of the first things I look to do/use come spring.
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Re: plastic wood trim looks lousy

Postby ric2352 » Dec Sun 24, 2017 2:19 am

Hmmm...1" thick and 31/2" wide....some serious cutting there.....good option thou....thanks for the info
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