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Fishermanjm
05-02-2011, 01:50 PM
what do you guys think...

Rumblefish
05-02-2011, 02:23 PM
Nice... Even with the sofa chairs.(nice touch)

You may go into detail on the materials used and process.. looks great!!

Ghost
05-02-2011, 03:03 PM
Nice... Even with the sofa chairs.(nice touch)


LOL, gotta be the most comfortable motorbox ever!

Looks great. We'll need a pic or two with it installed. :)

Fishermanjm
05-02-2011, 03:56 PM
i will get some installed pics this weekend, its still in the living room for now, its lexan mirror it weights nothin, the prop decal is from donzi direct the top decal is the name i glued it to the engine cover with 5200 adhesive

gcarter
05-02-2011, 04:14 PM
It looks good Jim!

Fishermanjm
05-02-2011, 04:24 PM
thanks george, the bildge paint is bright white for now, hopefully it doesnt turn yellow too soon, it can be repainted in the future if it does

gcarter
05-02-2011, 04:59 PM
So, how did you apply the mirror material?
What's the expected life before it starts losing it's mirror surface?

Fishermanjm
05-03-2011, 07:40 AM
george, i used the 3M 5200 adhesive as far as how long it should last... the jury is out on that one, its lexan, and ive been told that it stands up well in direct sun lite, lots of business use it around store front windows down near the bottom edge of the store front, we will see

RedDog
05-03-2011, 07:55 AM
Where could I find a product like that - lexan mirror?

What are the dimensions?

cutwater
05-03-2011, 10:26 AM
Where could I find a product like that - lexan mirror?

What are the dimensions?

Tim - That would look sharp on your 22! I think you should go for it.

Fishermanjm
05-03-2011, 11:19 AM
a local sheet metal shop in providence ri they build catering truck bodies its super light i was originally lookin for a sheet of stainless, but the weight and fastening was the issue the lexan can be glued on,,, im not sure how well it will come off if i ever need to get it back off

Fishermanjm
05-16-2011, 04:09 PM
i installed the engine cover over the weekend

jstrahn
05-16-2011, 04:24 PM
That is very cool. Looks great on the boat.

Fishermanjm
05-16-2011, 09:47 PM
thanks j

silverghost
05-17-2011, 01:37 AM
I really like your custom plastic mirror hatch idea.
The large Donzi logo decal makes it look like a factory installation.
If you used 3M 5200 it will be almost impossible to break it's adhesive bond later.
This is one very tough & strong adhesive/caulk .
You would wind-up breaking off the Lexan mirror in small pieces to get it off later

Has anyone ever tried a similar clear inset panel to show off their tricked-out engine from outside the closed engine hatch ?

Fishermanjm
05-17-2011, 08:28 AM
Brad, i did use the 5200 adhesive because it will stick just about anythin to anythin,,, and you are correct i will have to remove it in pieces someday if it ever needs to be removed, hopefully its there for the duration

scag
05-17-2011, 03:33 PM
Has anyone ever tried a similar clear inset panel to show off their tricked-out engine from outside the closed engine hatch ?

This is originally what I thought the original picture was before I clicked to view the full size image. That would look awesome, especially if the motor was sporting lots of polished/anodized parts.

Good job with this, btw. I'm a fan!

joseph m. hahnl
05-17-2011, 06:53 PM
Where could I find a product like that - lexan mirror?

What are the dimensions?

http://www.eplastics.com/Plastic/Mirrored_Polycarbonate_Sheet


http://www.eplastics.com/Plastic/Lexan_Polycarbonate

silverghost
05-17-2011, 07:11 PM
[quote=RedDog;599923]Where could I find a product like that - lexan mirror?

I believe any good local glass repair & fabrication shop should be able to supply Lexan & other plastic mirror material.
It is not very expensive.

Carl C
03-19-2012, 10:11 PM
I just found this thread. That looks great. I've decided to forgo the mirroring and am working on a custom decal now for mine.