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Old 27 April 2009, 18:13   #11
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Yes I have done it but I don't have a clue how long it would last - especially on an outboard.

I helped out an old bloke who was displaying a fire engine at the Royal Welsh - it was immaculate and someone had scratched one of the black wheelspats - the white fibre glass showed underneath. He was panicking so I suggested the magic marker trick - he won a 1st.

It may be worth approaching a local sign writing company and seeing if they can shrink wrap the cowl for you like they do with vans. You could have any sort of custom job you could ever want then - turn it into an Optimax 300 if you want!!!



By the time you have paid for a respray of the cowl and new decals it may be worth it.

This video shows what can be done - they even do complete boats!!!
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Old 28 April 2009, 05:36   #12
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This sounds like an old Merc, if it has a metal 'hood'. Does your friend really want to be spending a lot of money painting it? He may find a tidy second hand cover for less money than the cost of refurb.

i thinks its a 2005 Mercury 90hp 4 stroke..

I'D say 2nd hand ones are hard to find.
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Old 28 April 2009, 06:53   #13
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Another alternative may be to make your own:

http://www.fox-transfers.co.uk/produ...r=701464263097

No idea of the longevity on an outboard cowl getting drenched with salt water, but the menu on the left takes you to full sized stick- on vinyls. Might be worth giving them a call?

I haven't used them, but found them when I was asking much the same question about my clamshell.... I have since decided to do a full strip & inspect following the Yam escapades (just search the posts!) and may try this once it's all back together........ Alternatively I may try Codders' pen trick first - much quicker & easier!
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Old 28 April 2009, 11:48   #14
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i thinks its a 2005 Mercury 90hp 4 stroke..

I'D say 2nd hand ones are hard to find.
If it's a 2005, it will be a plastic cowl, wouldn't it? I know my buddy's 2004 Merc 60 4-stroke is.

Personally, I don't worry too much about scratches on the motor. But, if he's detemined, treat it the same as you would a scratched car.

Decals should be readily available from a dealer (but they'll probably have to be ordered, and will be quite pricey.)
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Old 30 April 2009, 11:49   #15
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It will be plastic.
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Old 05 May 2009, 06:31   #16
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Is it just me that gets really hacked off with the price of decals?

Just had a similar thing after the 4x4 rear needed respraying - 20 for a badge!!

We're advertising their flaming products, should the logos not be...er...free??
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Well, nobody said you had to have the badge on there...


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