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Old 02-14-2020, 12:46 AM
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I have old wood grain Formica in the cabin of my sport fisher. It has many screw holes, scratches etc from years of use. I want to make it nice.

i don’t want to lay new Formica. What I have narrowed it down to is either painting it with some application-appropriate paint or apply that 3m vinyl decal film. They make both the paint and the decal film in many patterns and colors.

i Haven’t done either of these projects in the past to have an idea what is better. Ease of application is important but if the paint is gonna scrape off easy or the decal fade then that’s a factor too. Any advice?
Old 02-14-2020, 02:24 AM
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I think either is likely to show every slightest blemish, so I would be on the look out for a new material to replace on lay on top or perhaps do it with hull blanket (hard to say how that would look without seeing photos) or padding covered with vinyl. I know Formica is not something you would see in a boat today, but might be nice to replace and keep the originality?
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I'd go back as close to original as possible if it were mine... rename the boat "time machine".
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If you're talking about walls I wouldn't hesitate to wrap it in vinyl. Check out GT3 Creative, they wrap anything. We just had them wrap our sailboat, turned out awesome and it's pretty damn durable.

If you are going to DIY, just fill the holes with some epoxy, sand flat, wipe down clean and apply vinyl film. Youtube has all the vids you need.
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Buy paper backed teak veneer sheets and apply. Not to hard but definitely time consuming to trim and finish, but you end up with a fairly upscale interior.

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