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Old 03-28-2011, 09:53 PM
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Default Marine Marks custom dash panels?? Anyone??

I am working on my 1988 formula 272 dash set up. I have all new gauges are bezels. They needed to be laid out differently to fit. So I needed new panels made. Kind of on a budget so custom aluminum is most likely out of the question.

My question is....Anyone use Marine Marks before for dash panels? They sent me some samples and I really like one of them but I am afraid of the acrylic or whatever they make them out of. i have only been playing with the samples a few hours holding them agains gauges and bezels and such and they seem to scratch easily.....

Thoughts please!!! Before I spend $500 I would like to hear if anyone has used these!
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[QUOTE=Fountain4402;3362349]try great lakes schipper or ebay[/QUOTE

For custom made panels to fit new gauge set up?
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Can you make your own? You can get a piece of aluminum or scrap stainless for under $50. Another $50 for powdercoat and your done.
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or just have it custom painted

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Paint won't help, hole saw either. The layout of the new gauges will be different as they won't fit with the current spacing.

$500 is the price to have all of my panels made by them out of a material like stock but spaced how I need.

I was just wondering if anyone else used them.
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I strongly advise you not to use Marine Marks. The quality of the product is extremely poor and the customer service when there is a complaint is even worse. Had a horrible experience, made complaints, sent pictures, still never recieved a refund.

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I strongly advise you not to use Marine Marks. The quality of the product is extremely poor and the customer service when there is a complaint is even worse. Had a horrible experience, made complaints, sent pictures, still never recieved a refund.

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I did mine last year to incorporate a Garmin 740 gps and other gauges. I ended up getting water jet cut aluminum panels. I went with 1/4 inch thick aluminum. This was good and bad. Good because I had some thin sections around the
Garmin so it provided some additional strength, bad because the water jet tended to cut the thick material on a bevel instead of straight through so it took a little clean up on my part after the fact. The covering is the 3M stick on carbon fiber look vinyl. That was just too easy and looks good. The water jet panels were $130 and the carbon vinyl was about $50 with plenty left. Good luck.

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Actually had the same experience, I wish you posted before I used them. They took 3 months to make them giving me every excuse from the broke them, lost them, had to re-design them, tornados wrecked their shop but then they were open again some how, family problems, etc after they orignially promised a 10 day turn around time.

Then they were just like you said, cheap, terrible looking, I got carbon fiber, or more like a piece of crap that was supposed to look like it. Then all of the print started peeling after 3 weeks on the boat.

Their customer service sucks, promised a new set of panels, never got them, promised money back, never got it.

Had to pay another shop to make real carbon fiber panels, 2X the amount but should have done it from the start!!!!
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