Lining Material alternatives

Discussion in 'Materials' started by perry2222, Oct 16, 2020.

  1. perry2222
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    I have recently bought a 1om old-ish GRP cat, the interior of which is pretty rough layup. Theres no flow coat. So I am wondering/musing if there might be any suggestions for a cost efficient material to 'stick on' it.
    In s0me places, like the pilot house, its all flat surfaces and I might line it with some very light treated ply, but I don't want to do this everywhere. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
  2. Blueknarr
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    Production boats are often lined0 with a padded vinyl cloth. It is adhered with spray glue.
     
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  3. perry2222
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    Thanks BK, thats the solution of last resort. I was hoping someone knew more than I did. It's not hard
     
  4. Blueknarr
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    Other trick is to glue strips of wood into the corners and stretch-n- staple upulstry fabric of choice.
     
  5. perry2222
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    thats not a bad idea. Love dies and glue fails. I guess it could be made to come off to take it out and wash it once in a while.
     
  6. brendan gardam
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    headliner carpet. its light weight and made for lining boat cabins and ceilings. it stops condensation too.
     
  7. fallguy
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    I am sort of settled on 3mm okume for headliner with furring strips.

    Komatex is soft and dents easily, but could work for higher areas.

    I think the padded vinyl idea sounds great for my fisherman bunks.
     
  8. brendan gardam
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    Headliner carpet is the way to go. Anything with a hard surface makes condensation .very annoying when you wake up to drips off the ceiling .
     
  9. fallguy
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    Can you link to such a product? My fisherman cabins are small and unheated. Might need it.
     
  10. brendan gardam
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    google DLT UPHOLSTERY SUPPLY and type in hull liner. their copyright won't let me paste a link.
     
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  11. perry2222
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    One of the reasons I am not enthusiastic about headliner is that, imho, those spray on glues aren't a very long term solution. However, I have a mate who is a leather worker who uses a product called N100 Adhesive.
    https://www.chemtech.com.au/pdf/Bondtech N100 TDS.pdf
    He likes to heat activate it, with a bar/strip heater, but you might use a heat gun at least on one of the materials. He also says its better if you can hammer the two materials together. So if you use it from lets say a small cup and brush it on that cup/container/jar really needs to be covered . Of course its poisonous smelling but odour dissipates.
     
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