Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-13-2016, 11:50 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Dune's Avatar
 
City: Coastal SC
Country: USA
Vessel Model: Viking 65 CP MY (run at trawler speeds !)
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 370
Cablemaster 50 amp cords color fade... paint ??

Viking 65 CMY has two 50 amp shore power cords that are starting to look a little faded and wondering if there is any yellow vinyl paint that works to restore the appearance and slow down further fade ? If not Cablemaster I'd just wait till they got disgusting and replace them....but replacing these cords at the output source would be quite a project (very difficult to get to the drums they coil into)

Or do most folks just let them get disgusting and then *splice* on a new cord (to a never exposed to weather section..assuming they have never been fully extended from inside) rather than trying to connect one at the source ?
__________________
Advertisement

Dune is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2016, 03:47 PM   #2
Guru
 
Tom.B's Avatar
 
City: Cary, NC
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Skinny Dippin'
Vessel Model: Navigator 4200 Classic
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 5,154
It would have to be some very flexible paint. That's why painting '67 GTO front ends are so hard. Maybe ask someone at an auto paint store what he would do. :-)
__________________

__________________
2000 Navigator 4200 Classic
(NOT a trawler)
Tom.B is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2016, 03:59 PM   #3
TF Site Team
 
Larry M's Avatar
 
City: JAX, FL
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Hobo
Vessel Model: Krogen 42-120
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 5,745
Have you tried cleaning it with a product like Gojo hand cleaner? It's been reported to be pretty good for cleaning power cords.

GoJo Orange Original .5 Gallon Pumice Hand Soap Pump-095804 - The Home Depot
Larry M is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2016, 04:53 PM   #4
Guru
 
caltexflanc's Avatar
 
City: North Carolina for now
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Small Incentive
Vessel Model: Boston Whaler 130 Sport
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 3,802
A good cleaning (there are even some products marketed as being for this use) followed by an application of something like Mop n Glo works pretty well. You could try calling the very helpful people at Glendinning, who makes the Cablemaster, and ask them what they recommend.
__________________
George

"There's the Right Way, the Wrong Way, and what some guy says he's gotten away with"
caltexflanc is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2016, 04:53 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Dune's Avatar
 
City: Coastal SC
Country: USA
Vessel Model: Viking 65 CP MY (run at trawler speeds !)
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 370
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom.B View Post
It would have to be some very flexible paint.
I used some "vinyl upholstery" spray paint on some rubber seals for a machine tool glass scale once and it worked great.. covered their bright orange color with dark gray nicely and was durable. But they were not subject to the elements or as much chafing as shore power cords would be...so I wonder...
Dune is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2016, 04:56 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Dune's Avatar
 
City: Coastal SC
Country: USA
Vessel Model: Viking 65 CP MY (run at trawler speeds !)
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 370
Quote:
Originally Posted by caltexflanc View Post
A good cleaning (there are even some products marketed as being for this use) followed by an application of something like Mop n Glo works pretty well.
Problem is not so much dirt or mildew as it is color fade from bright yellow to dim yellow/white color.
Dune is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2016, 05:30 PM   #7
Enigma
 
RT Firefly's Avatar
 
City: Slicker?
Country: Bumpkin?
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 9,996
Greetings,
Mr. C. Whatever happens, I would NOT splice your power cord. I've used this plastic paint with great success to change a red 1 gal red plastic gas can to a yellow diesel can. 1 gal is a lot easier to handle when priming filters in the ER. Fusion for Plastic® - | Krylon
Even diesel drips seem to have no effect on it once cured. As to UV-???? Says it's for outdoor furniture...
__________________
RTF
RT Firefly is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2016, 05:38 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Dune's Avatar
 
City: Coastal SC
Country: USA
Vessel Model: Viking 65 CP MY (run at trawler speeds !)
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 370
Quote:
Originally Posted by RT Firefly View Post
Greetings,
Mr. C. Whatever happens, I would NOT splice your power cord. I've used this plastic paint with great success to change a red 1 gal red plastic gas can to a yellow diesel can. 1 gal is a lot easier to handle when priming filters in the ER. Fusion for Plastic® - | Krylon
Even diesel drips seem to have no effect on it once cured. As to UV-???? Says it's for outdoor furniture...
Might work...but can says hard vinyl....no mention of it's flexing possibilities like upholstery paint.
Dune is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2016, 05:48 PM   #9
Enigma
 
RT Firefly's Avatar
 
City: Slicker?
Country: Bumpkin?
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 9,996
Greetings,
Mr. C. Granted, a power cord flexes a whole lot more than a plastic gas can. T'was just a shot in the dark...
__________________
RTF
RT Firefly is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2016, 08:26 AM   #10
Guru
 
ranger42c's Avatar
 
City: Maryland
Country: USA
Vessel Model: 42' Sportfish
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 3,159
I have read cleaning the power cord toooo well sometimes hoses up the Cablemaster's ability to grab and reel.


FWIW, we keep our entire Cablemaster-mounted cord inside the boat when at our home dock. We use a spare power cord semi-permanently mounted and running from dock pedestal to near the boat attachment point... largely to make it faster/easier when we leave and return. The result is our on-board cord still looks decent...


-Chris
__________________
South River, Chesapeake Bay
ranger42c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2016, 11:51 AM   #11
Guru
 
City: North Charleston, SC
Country: USA
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 4,390
Quote:
Originally Posted by Caladan View Post
I used some "vinyl upholstery" spray paint on some rubber seals for a machine tool glass scale once and it worked great.. covered their bright orange color with dark gray nicely and was durable. But they were not subject to the elements or as much chafing as shore power cords would be...so I wonder...
There are special paints made for vinyl upholstery and such. I had to replace the coiled cable to my remote VHF microphone and all the manufacturer had left for that model was an ivory color and I wanted black. I used the special paint to paint the cable black and it has held up for about five years now.

I forget the brand name but a good auto paint store should have it in spray cans. I got mine at Parks Auto.

That said, I don't think I would go to the trouble to try and paint a shorepower cable. I would clean it the best I could with something that would not damage the plastic and leave it at that,
__________________

rwidman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012