Like Tree0Likes

Aluminum Diamond plate use in boat ?

Reply
Old 11-21-2008, 03:44 PM
  #1
Registered
Thread Starter
 
ntox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 5
Default Aluminum Diamond plate use in boat ?

Hi guys, has anyone used aluminum diamond plate in your cabin or engine room? Does anyone know how to keep it looking shiny longer? Clearcoat possibly? Thanks in advance.
ntox is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2008, 03:53 PM
  #2
Registered
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Grand Lake (E-Dock Junior Varsity)
My Boats: 24 Skater, 292 SR-1 Formula, 382 Fastech, 41 PC
Posts: 3,017
Default

clear or powdercoat it.. ask masher44 or look in the classifieds under activator, his boat is slim shady.. very nice engine compartment
waterboy222 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2008, 04:42 PM
  #3
Registered
Thread Starter
 
ntox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 5
Default

Thank's I looked at it. He powdered coated. I wanted to try and stay natural.
ntox is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2008, 04:45 PM
  #4
Registered
 
Airpacker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Aurora Ontario
My Boats: little cat...BIG MOTOR
Posts: 4,008
Default

just finnished doing my engine bay completely in checker plate. Shiny is easy. The floors are candy purple paint and everything else is powder coated snow white.. I went natural aluminum in my last boat and never again. clear chips off and it corrodes around the chip. Polishing it with metal polish is a pain in the ass so this time, paint and powder coat.
Airpacker is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2008, 11:05 PM
  #5
Registered
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
My Boats: 32 Dakota w/ 250 Yamaha OX66
Posts: 854
Default

I ripped up the carpet and installed polished diamond plate in my engine compartment two yrs ago, the polish went away pretty quickly but the dull aluminum still looks a lot better than carpet, i boat in salt water so fresh water might be better. i found some 1/8" x48" sheets on the internet and had a local metal shop bend them around my floorboards, turned out great.
Pete280 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2008, 07:09 PM
  #6
Registered
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Annapolis/1000 Islands
My Boats: S-29 Talbot Excavating Crew Chief
Posts: 443
Default

Clear annodize
BradH is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2008, 07:22 PM
  #7
Registered
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: NJ
My Boats: 2000 PQ 280 Silencer
Posts: 71
Default

Not Right, do you have any pics of your engine compartment? I just got a 2000 280 Silencer and was thinking about replacing the carpet with diamond plating. How long did it take, I heard tearing out the carpet can be a pain. I would appriciate any advice or suggestions. Thanks!!!
murf is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2008, 07:46 PM
  #8
Registered
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Simsbury ct
My Boats: SUTPHEN CPBA PRES.
Posts: 4,200
Default

Why not use some thin stainless?

Thats what I did on all my tool benches and they look awsome.
30ctsutphen is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2008, 10:03 AM
  #9
Registered
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Lady Lake, FL
My Boats: Eliminator 27 Daytona
Posts: 429
Default

I bought embossed SS sheets from mc Master carr polished to high shine and looks great and never dulls

Last edited by eliminatethis; 11-24-2008 at 08:14 AM. Reason: pic did not come up
eliminatethis is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2008, 10:08 AM
  #10
Member #154
Platinum Member
 
Indy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: SW CT & Long Island Sound
My Boats: Missing my PowerPlay
Posts: 6,756
Default

Just to throw something else out there, why go with metal when you can get this stuff and it'll look the same forever. I put alum diamond plate in my engine compartment and that'll be the last time I ever do that, paint will just chip anyway. I'll go with this fake stuff next time:

http://www.lonseal.com/show_product/LONPLATE%20I
Indy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
HiPerf2000
General Q & A
13
11-08-2004 01:21 PM
bryanspeedracer
General Boating Discussion
18
08-12-2004 01:47 PM
Blade38
General Boating Discussion
2
06-24-2002 11:15 AM
32storm
Hustler
1
06-15-2002 01:27 AM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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 Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:06 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.