Delamination of Black Trim Panels Between Cabin Windows


amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Hellow everyone:

My boat is now 5 years old and much of that time has been in the Caribbean. The black
panels that are interspersed between the cabin windows are made of some type of plastic
film laminated to a plastic or fiber substrate, and the black film is shrinking and delaminating
(presumable from UV and heat exposure).

I suspect that this is a common problem as I have seen similar appearances on other Amels.
Has anyone undertaken a repair for this cosmetic problem?

Would stripping the plastic film and painting with some type of polyurethane paint work? I
have toyed with with the idea of actually removing the panels and re-bedding new black
colored plexiglass panels (obviously a much bigger project).

Your experiences would be welcome.

Gary Silver s/v Liahona Amel SM 2000 , lying Jolly Harbor, Antigua

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