SailNet Community - Reply to Topic
Thread: Plastic trim Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below

  Topic Review (Newest First)
12-10-2010 10:31 PM
brak Gary - thanks, I think they are the way to go. Now that I am looking at their site - man, it would have been good to know about a few projects ago! They have absolutely everything.
12-10-2010 08:07 PM
GaryHLucas McMaster Carr is a fabulous company, I've been dealing with them for 25 years at least. They just moved their NJ location to 3 miles from where I grew up, and it is on my way to work, so I can pick up in will call too. 600,000 sq ft of 36' high bay warehouse! They have absolutely the best return policy of anybody. You don't like it, return it no questions asked they take it back.

Gary H. Lucas
12-10-2010 01:58 PM
brak battens might work if they are thin and long - I guess that'd be my last resort option.

McMasters site looks like a treasure chest I'll definitely dig around.
12-10-2010 09:43 AM
ccriders Maybe battens used for boat storage covers? WM has them, but also probably any marine supply.
12-10-2010 09:19 AM
Mollybear Try McMAsters-Carr out of Atlanta. Large stock of materials.
12-10-2010 08:20 AM
svHyLyte Why not strips of Teak or Mahogony?
12-10-2010 08:16 AM
Plastic trim

Ok, so this is an interior cabin project and the question is not very "boat like".

I've got ceiling panels that are fastened directly to the top on one side. On the other they meet with a small gap and need something to "hang" them with. Previous method was an aluminum "H" extrusion - and worked poorly (plus, it's pretty much gone by now).

All I need is a flat stock of plastic (any kind, really - PVC, polypropylene etc), about 1.5-2" wide, not too thick but strong enough to hold ceiling panels.

Sounds trivial, I know - but I've exhausted my Google search possibilities and all the usual suspect boat and hardware shopping sites with no results.

If anyone knows where a thin, hard plastic strip can be found - please help!

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome