plastic wood trim looks lousy

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Took mine off and had replicated with a white plastic, not quite Starboard. The cut all the pieces to size and rounded the sides off for me. Used a thick Starboard for the bottom rails of my 94 seafarer. Putting it on in a few weeks and will have better photos then.
Here is a photo of the pile in my office and a piece of the old trim. Little dusty but I think it will look great.
 

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Nothing worked on my trim so I actually used a wood grain decal and it actually looked great. I am thinking it was made by 3M.

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Previously painted OK for two years ,ordered from Zoro a Marine Primer and Navy Blue Marine Topside paint will give it a try had good reviews >
 
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Mine post painting with Pettit Jade Green topsides paint. They look pretty good for my personal painting ability. There are some fuzzes but, they're 1000% better than what was there.

What I was originally working with....


After a thorough sanding and painting...
 

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The problem with these solutions is they are petroleum based and will evaporate over time. Might just be better to replace with starboard. No easy solution....
 

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Ok....got sick and tried of looking at the faded, sunburned duratrim. Seemed like finding a suitable product to replace it was going to be difficult. I like what a lot of you guys did, so decided to take it all off. I sanded off the ugly wood grain to see what was underneath...hmmm...interesting. This stuff reminds me of layered Formica. After sanding, I applied a dark walnut stain, letting it sit for 20 minutes and wiped it down. Two coats of marine varnish and this was the result....I think it's cool! I like the how the edges are darker....can't see from the pic so well but looks like a wood grain because of sanding the layers at abit of an angle. Fast fix...we'll see how it holds up.
 

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Ok.....done. I think it looks good....very close color wise to the trim around the helm area, which is still in good shape. Cheap fix....cost: $12 for new screws and some time
 

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Here's a daylight shot....reworked trim very close to trim around the helm which was untouched as you can see next to helm seat. Cheap easy fix.
 

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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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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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ric2352 said:
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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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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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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ric2352 said:
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.