Shifter knobs

Discussion in 'Sport Yachts/Yachts' started by Robski97, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. Robski97

    Robski97 Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jan 15, 2007
    North Bellmore, NY
    44DA
    Cummins QSC 8.3's
    Should get some mileage out of this one...

    Ok my shifter and throttle KNOBS have like a plastic coating thats peeling off. I cant get it all off and it annoys the heck out of me ... WTF...

    So who's been RUBBING my knobs and how do i get the remaining plastic spooge off ?

    Do i need the sppoge ? Is it like the anti pitting plastic ?

    I really dont want to replace them. We kind of bonded,,,,


    Any thoughts ...


    Rob
     
  2. bmac

    bmac Active Member

    Jan 11, 2008
    Holbrook, NY
    2006 58 Sedan Bridge, Walker Bay Generation 390 RIB w/40hp Yamaha, 2014 Wellcraft 232 CC w/Yamaha
    MAN 900 CRM
    I have a few thoughts Rob....btw you do know your wife was at the helm while you were napping at Watch Hill don't you???
     
  3. Aerobaticflyer

    Aerobaticflyer New Member

    263
    Mar 24, 2009
    Bradenton, FL.
    390 Sundancer 2005
    Cummins 380's
    I suffer from the same affliction so I'll be curious to see what responses you get. I'm thinking factory "knob condoms" wearing off. Does this mean we're not practicing "safe boating" now? :smt043
     
  4. Rocket

    Rocket Member

    485
    Jan 14, 2008
    Long Island NY
    2007 48 Sundancer
    Previous: 2004 420DA, 2007 320DA, 2006 240DA
    Cummins QSC 540 8.3
    Rob - I have the same issue. Its like a clear coat. Your boat is aging buddy!
     
  5. Sundancer

    Sundancer New Member

    Jul 20, 2005
    Prosser, WA
    28 year old CLASSIC 300 DA!!
    16 cyl, 700 cu. in./Alpha I's
    Can you just re-coat them with something? Or better yet, peel the knobs out and make some nice wooden ones to go back in?
     
  6. Robski97

    Robski97 Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jan 15, 2007
    North Bellmore, NY
    44DA
    Cummins QSC 8.3's
    Trust me i know old !!!! Atleast I know im not the only one bothered by it...


    Ill try Brians ( Bmac ) idea... ( i dont think she'll do it though )


    : )

    Rob
     
  7. bmac

    bmac Active Member

    Jan 11, 2008
    Holbrook, NY
    2006 58 Sedan Bridge, Walker Bay Generation 390 RIB w/40hp Yamaha, 2014 Wellcraft 232 CC w/Yamaha
    MAN 900 CRM
    Rob, with the right motivation she will...can you say 48DA?
     
  8. skolbe

    skolbe Active Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    St. Louis, MO
    320 Sundancer, Mercury 310 Sport Inflatable Tohatsu 6HP
    350 Mag V-Drive - Kohler 5ecd
    Okay - this post helps. I have been bugged with my shift knobs plastic coming off as well. Is there a support group for folks like us. I was going to get new ones. But if we could get the coating off that would be great. Do we need to wear white gloves?
     
  9. missnmountains

    missnmountains Member

    372
    Dec 12, 2007
    Florida
    2008 58 Sedan Bridge
    900 Man
    Rob, We have the same issue with our 48. Interesting, it is only the shifters and not the throttles.

    It is a plastic coating so I doubt they can be re-sprayed with a clear coat. Let me know what you find out.

    Ken
     
  10. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    Powder.
     
  11. Rocket

    Rocket Member

    485
    Jan 14, 2008
    Long Island NY
    2007 48 Sundancer
    Previous: 2004 420DA, 2007 320DA, 2006 240DA
    Cummins QSC 540 8.3
    "it is only the shifters and not the throttles"

    Yes - why is that? Looks like the same knob!!!
     
  12. 1000islander

    1000islander New Member

    110
    Jul 9, 2007
    1000 Islands
    420 Sundancer
    Cummins
    I think the reason it is on the shifters only is due to your wedding ring? I have the same issue too.
     
  13. Hampton

    Hampton Air Defense Dept TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 26, 2006
    Panama City, Fl
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC-500's
    Straight Drives
    I had to replace a shift lever because every time I would reach up to open the center glass panel, I'd catch my shirt tail on it and ended up bending the port one. It was about $55 on line. I don't know if yours are the same as mine.
     
  14. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    I would guess that the shifter gets used harder - because of docking. Whereas the throttle would normally be used gentler - but, then the throttle gets more attention throughout it's life, too. :huh:

    Would acetone hurt that gold coloring? If not, try removing the plastic coating with it. Once it's off, would there be any harm in using automotive clearcoat out of a rattle can on it?

    Course, I guess you could always sand it off - it would more than likely scratch the gold, but that would give you the opportunity to re-paint it any color you wanted.

    Just some ideas - I've never done it, but upon first thoughts I don't see why you couldn't?
     

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