Put new finish to the interior?

Discussion in 'Materials' started by andysailor, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. andysailor
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    andysailor Junior Member

    The boat is under a major refit in Mexico (so yes, supplies and what needs to be found are limited). The exterior is more or less done and on the interior I have replaced some bulkheads and part of bulkheads. What can I say...the boat look like **** right now and a total make over is a must.

    My plan is/was to glue formica to the bulkheads. I have also had some loose ideas combining different materials. Maybe pvc foam sheets (can find in 1mm thickness and up) with some part of formica. I want to give the interior a bright and light look. How would you think it would look? Maybe with the white foam board as a base and wide panels 40-50 cm wide panels on top)? Or shall I just go with either of em? I have also found some 1mm veneer n 240 x 60cm sheets, if it is easier/harder to work with). There is a headliner, which will cover edges, so no perfect match is needed.

    Give me some inspiration and ideas, please :)
    How would spray adhesive like 3M 77 or 90 work with this kind of project?
     
  2. JamesG123
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    JamesG123 Senior Member

    Just remember to keep in mind future access behind them.
     
  3. Blueknarr
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    Blueknarr Senior Member

    I'll second JamesG123,
    Just remember to keep in mind future access behind them.

    I would not trust 3M 77 or 90. There won't be sufficient contact aria between the sheet of Formica and your bulkhead. Contact cement is usually a good choice with Formica, if it can be applied thick enough to compensate for the slightly un-fairness of the bulkhead. I have yet to see bulkhead to hull tabbing faired truely flat.

    I am included to paint. Been doing it professionally for decades. I associate Formica with cheap bathrooms. I would not want to spend my leisure time in a truck stop john.
     

  4. andysailor
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    andysailor Junior Member

    Have anyone tried vinyl wraps, like 3M Di-noc? Would that be a better way to go with than formica? I understand the surface needs tp be even more perfect, so yes, more preparation. And if so, is there a good vinyl material that works, but is cheaper than Di-noc?
     
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