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Painting instrument covers (Simrad IS40/B&G Triton)

Hi, I wonder if anyone of you have painted your instrument covers, so as not to advertise the brand and to not broadcast a "steal me" message?

I was thinking using a two-pack polyurethane paint on top of a primer. Do you think that would be possible?

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Re: Painting instrument covers (Simrad IS40/B&G Triton)

An alternative suggestion... I just made a Sunbrella cover that fits over the instrument panel. Now no-one knows I've got ANY instruments!
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An alternative suggestion... I just made a Sunbrella cover that fits over the instrument panel. Now no-one knows I've got ANY instruments!
Yeah, I thought about that, but mine aren't clustered together like that, and they definately won't be on the new boat (it's a slim, rather tender tiller-steered thing). It would be several small sunbrella things, and rather hard to fit, as the instrument will be "flush" mounted (i.e. they stick out a bit, but not much).
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Re: Painting instrument covers (Simrad IS40/B&G Triton)

WADR, "hiding" an instrument cover or painting it over is NOT going to deter the bad guys.
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WADR, "hiding" an instrument cover or painting it over is NOT going to deter the bad guys.
No, but it's not advertising to people on the fence or to opportunistic thieves.

In any case, I don't like to constantly read brand names. I don't wear shoes or shirts with a brand name across the chest either.
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Re: Painting instrument covers (Simrad IS40/B&G Triton)

I had a combination of old and new Raytheon and Raymarine instrument covers and the old ones were looking pretty bad. Painted them all with this Krylon: Products: Fusion for Plastic® from the local hardware store. They've been looking great for several years now.
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I had a combination of old and new Raytheon and Raymarine instrument covers and the old ones were looking pretty bad. Painted them all with this Krylon: Products: Fusion for Plastic® from the local hardware store. They've been looking great for several years now.
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We don't have that brand here, and I can't figure out what is in the thing (and I can't find where it says either), do you happen to have the canister at home still? I mean, so I can find a similar product here in Scandinavia.

Thanks again, I'm glad it's doable with the right type of paint!
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Re: Painting instrument covers (Simrad IS40/B&G Triton)

There isn't any information on the can about what makes it (Krylon Fusion) bond so well to plastic. I found the msds which lists the ingredients at http://www.paintdocs.com/webmsds/web...C=724504024392 . Perhaps you can compare that to the paints that you are able to buy, and determine the secret ingredient (if any).
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There isn't any information on the can about what makes it (Krylon Fusion) bond so well to plastic. I found the msds which lists the ingredients at http://www.paintdocs.com/webmsds/web...C=724504024392 . Perhaps you can compare that to the paints that you are able to buy, and determine the secret ingredient (if any).
Excellent! Thank you tibtib
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Re: Painting instrument covers (Simrad IS40/B&G Triton)

I have old NavMan covers that are falling apart and turning to chalk....Just paint NAVMAN on the cover safe as houses.
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