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Old 01-18-2005, 01:18 PM
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The corner's of '93 MC dashboard's Instrument Panel have cracked from over tighting ... It appears to be black in color. I have made a template and would like to replace the old one w/ a new.

What kind of "Plexglass" or "Lexan" material is it?
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Old 01-18-2005, 01:21 PM
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The corner's of '93 MC dashboard's Instrument Panel have cracked from over tighting ... It appears to be black in color. I have made a template and would like to replace the old one w/ a new.

What kind of "Plexglass" or "Lexan" material is it?
it's been an on-going discussion....
plexiglass, lexan, aluminum, etc...... then you gotta label it somehow

but I really like the way tph did this one!!!
http://www.tmcowners.com/photopost/d...3_S_S_dash.jpg
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Old 01-18-2005, 01:27 PM
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Thumbs up Instrument Panel ... cracked

"Sweeeeeeet Job", but I'm plann'n to stay w/ the original factory style.
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Old 01-18-2005, 01:46 PM
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here's what probably 1/2 of mine look like



Here's good cross section


I'd like to get mine fixed also
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Old 01-18-2005, 01:50 PM
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Thumbs up Instrument Panel ... cracked

Yeah MM,

Mine's the same thing, ya must of just gone outside and took a digital!
That's instant gratification

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Old 01-18-2005, 01:54 PM
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no, I took it a while back to send to a machine shop buddy of mine.....

he said he's actually got some black plexiglass or Lexan they used for another job, but there's not enough material to complete my job

he's trying to find out where they got it from
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Old 01-18-2005, 01:59 PM
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here's ya an actual shot.....rather large file: 1.5 mb



but in large view will show you grerat detail and fonts for the label

http://home.alltel.net/bhammon/pod1.jpg
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Old 01-18-2005, 02:10 PM
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Instrument Panel ... cracked

Same deal w/ mine except all 3 of the 4 corners are cracked ... could you plz let me know where I can get some of the same stuff?

Thanks ....
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just got off the phone with a lady at a local silk screening shop, she said her inks would not cure on plexiglass/lexan type plastics

but she told me of a local plastic manufacturing plant that uses "hot stamp" process for some of their whirlpool parts. It burns the letters in, then fills them with ink afterwards.

I'm going to get in contact with them. She seemed concerned with setup fees for small amounts of parts.
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Old 01-18-2005, 03:16 PM
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McMaster Carr www.mcmaster.com/ and MSC Supply www.mscdirect.com are 2 big supply houses where you can buy plastic sheet. There are others as well that specialize in plastic, sorry, I donít remember their names at the moment. I would suggest HDPE or polycarbonate (lexan) plastic to prevent the holes from cracking over time. I do not know if it comes in black or not, but it is tough stuff.

Both of these plastics can be engraved.
You also have the option to go with aluminum, stainless sheet or even wood.
Since my boat came with genuine imitation plastic wood grain, I chose 1/4 in. thick oak plywood and put about 10 coats of helmsman spar on it to protect it.

I made a switch plate from plastic and engraved it to label the switches.
I used the computer-controlled engraver at work one day at lunch and it took less than 15 minutes to set up and engrave. Since then, new management put a stop to "government" work, or I would offer to engrave a plate for you.
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