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Old 08-05-2019, 09:59   #16
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It is called Starboard
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Apparently, I'm not googling the right terms. What do you call those pre-made panels used to cover openings left behind in a boat dashboard when old equipment is removed? We have two pieces of equipment that are no longer used and the wiring harness has already been removed. One is about 4x6" and the other is about 5x7". I'd like to remove those two items and cover the holes with a white "blank" panel. What are those panel/covers called and does anyone have a good source for them?

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Google this.. Panel instrument plugs.
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Google this.. Panel instrument plugs.
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King Starboard is not PVC. It is HDPE - a completely different plastic. It is UV stabilized and I have some in use for over 20 years that looks as good as new.

You can buy acrylic plastic cut to size at many stores throughout the world. In England it is called perspex. It is available in many colors and thicknesses to fit your needs. No need to hunt for scraps.

TAPP Plastics, here in the Pacific Northwest is one example. They have an online store and will ship to you. Check them out. Disclaimer: Just a satisfied customer - no other business relationship.

PS. They are just called cover plates.
The material used on vessels as a backing for instrumentation today us Starboard and can be used as cover plate. It comes in black and white mainly. The material used is high density poly ethylene which is extremely durable and has uv absorbent properties BUT cannot be coated. It is one of the plastics that have no adhesion capabilities for paints. It also comes in various thicknesses and can be purchased at marine stores.
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The material used on vessels as a backing for instrumentation today us Starboard and can be used as cover plate. It comes in black and white mainly. The material used is high density poly ethylene which is extremely durable and has uv absorbent properties BUT cannot be coated. It is one of the plastics that have no adhesion capabilities for paints. It also comes in various thicknesses and can be purchased at marine stores.
Most Marine stores, like West will sell you precut sheets. Places like Tapp Plastics that I mentioned earlier will custom cut - you don't end up with scrap that you will never use. Tapp also sells King Starboard.
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