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#776 - 11/23/09 12:38 AM Interior plastic panels?
Cessna Dude Offline
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Registered: 10/21/09
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For replacing plastic panels I've been considering Plane Plastic and Texas Aero Plastics. Anyone used either of the two? Any thoughts or recommendations?
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#1545 - 01/27/10 02:34 PM Re: Interior plastic panels? [Re: Cessna Dude]
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I have heard good things about Plane Plastics too.
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#1949 - 02/10/10 03:28 PM Re: Interior plastic panels? [Re: Cessna Dude]
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Registered: 02/10/10
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[quote=Cessna Dude]For replacing plastic panels I've been considering Plane Plastic and Texas Aero Plastics. Anyone used either of the two? Any thoughts or recommendations? [/quote]

I know a guy who uses their product on his Piper 180 and he has been very happy with them. Looked like a perfect fit.

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#2053 - 02/13/10 02:39 PM Re: Interior plastic panels? [Re: Cessna Dude]
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I've used interior plastic from Plane Plastic. Be prepared to fit and cut as they are shipped with the mold flashing still attached. A Dremel with a drum sander and cutoff wheels will go a long way toward doing a professional job. Remember, you can always trim more on the second fitting. It is much more difficult to fix a part trimmed too much.

You can at times find plastic parts on Ebay or Dawson Aircraft's webpage.

If you want any color other than a off white, you will need to do some spray painting. I've used fast drying spray paint, but a plastic refinish spray , brand name SEMS is recommended.

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#2055 - 02/13/10 03:52 PM Re: Interior plastic panels? [Re: CESSNADON]
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Registered: 10/21/09
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Thanks for the heads up on the SEMS Don, will have to check it out. Thank goodness I own a Dremel... or two. smile
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#2682 - 02/24/10 09:18 PM Re: Interior plastic panels? [Re: Cessna Dude]
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Registered: 02/23/10
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Loc: California
I used Plane Plastics for the overlay of the instrument panel. It took quite a few trim sessions to get a good fit...even though the item ordered was for my year. Also, some of the attachments are different from the OEM part...which requires some ingenuity to secure the parts. The quality is perfectly fine.

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#3087 - 03/01/10 05:23 PM Re: Interior plastic panels? [Re: Hawkie23U]
Glenn Darr Offline
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Registered: 03/01/10
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Loc: Arizona
Last year I replaced most all of the interior plastic trim. I used parts entirely from Plane Plastics. I got the parts, painted them, then took them to the shop that does my work. They did whatever trimming and drilling that was needed before installing. The new parts makes my plane's interior look a whole lot better. I would give Plane Plastics my vote.
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