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Old 02-28-2020, 03:08 PM   #1
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Default Plywood for seat re upholstery

I recently acquired a 1978 glastron sportster and need to rework the upholstery. The plywood backing is water damaged but not rotten but was going to replace while I had the parts out. I cant get marine grade plywood in my area so was wondering if treated would suffice or go with exterior grade and use a sealer. Opinions would be appreciated.

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Old 02-28-2020, 03:26 PM   #2
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It depends on how long you wish it to last.
I would use the best there is, Marine Grade, if I wanted it to last.
If I am going to keep the boat a year and sell, go cheep, then when it fails it will be someone elses problem.
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Old 02-28-2020, 03:26 PM   #3
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They have 1/2 and 3/4 pvc board/sheets at homedepot if you would rather use that and never look back.


24 in. x 1/2 in. x 4 ft. White PVC Trim

24 in. x 3/4 in. x 4 ft. White PVC Trim

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Old 02-28-2020, 04:49 PM   #4
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That's exactly what I need just wonder how hard it would be to get a T50 staple in it

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Use Monel staples.
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Use Monel staples.



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I do have stainless staples if that would be the same as monel.

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https://www.diversifiedmetals.com/im...ainless-steel/



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Pressure treated plywood will outlast all of us, but there again, you need stainless staples or tacks. Marine plywood will rot in a few years unless glassed or sealed.
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Old 02-29-2020, 02:02 PM   #10
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I think I'll just go with half inch plywood and stainless Staples for the upholstery backing the boat will be under a shelter when not in use so I don't have to worry about water getting to the deck that often. I'm really surprised due to the age of the boat that the floor seems seems to be in decent shape. there are no soft spots that I have found so far except for rot under the battery compartment. Which will be replaced

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