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Old 20 April 2012, 10:29   #1
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Splashing a console....sort of....

The backrest on my Ballistic's suicide seat is missing.
I've found the right material, colours etc to make a new one but in order to make the base for it I may have to use the front of the console where the old one fitted as a mould.

It's going to have industrial velcro glued to it after to hold the backrest in place. Is there likely to be any problems with this after it's been covered in mould release wax, or is there any way of getting rid of the wax?

Or....

Would it be simpler to make the backrest up as a soft backed cushion and use velcro?
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Old 20 April 2012, 11:27   #2
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Matt, I have done exactly the same thing with my console. I didn't have any mould release wax so just used plenty of good quality car wax - worked fine Trouble is, in my normal fashion I decided it needed to be good and strong, so I used rather too many layers of 600gm csm. Surprising how heavy it can get
Oh, and the console was off the boat, so that the surface I was working from was as horizontal as possible.
So I have been trying to decide whether to use it, and for quite some time now I have been running with a soft backed cushion attached to the console with heavy duty velcro. No problems to date
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Old 20 April 2012, 12:26   #3
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It's going to have industrial velcro glued to it after to hold the backrest in place. Is there likely to be any problems with this after it's been covered in mould release wax, or is there any way of getting rid of the wax?
I'd some bother sticking material on a flowcoated console. A generous rub of thinners got rid of the wax effortlessly.
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If you don't want a perfect finish on the back of the new panel then you'd probably be better off with several layers of thick cling film applied to the console before laying up on it.
Of course all the creases etc will show, but will that matter?

Somebody I know uses the cooking oil you get in a spray can as a release agent, but I've not used it myself.

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If you don't want a perfect finish on the back of the new panel then you'd probably be better off with several layers of thick cling film applied to the console before laying up on it.
Of course all the creases etc will show, but will that matter?

Somebody I know uses the cooking oil you get in a spray can as a release agent, but I've not used it myself.

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Clingfilm is a very good idea-cheers!
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My suicide back rest is soft backed, no issues with it although it is pretty much a flat panel. Not sure if/how yours differs

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My suicide back rest is soft backed, no issues with it although it is pretty much a flat panel. Not sure if/how yours differs

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Mine wraps around the sides-same as this one:-



I'm not sure if it'll stay put as a soft back.
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One option is protecting the "splash" area with carefully applied thin packing tape+ waxing the tape.
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Washing up liquid will strip any wax off.
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