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Old 27 April 2009, 12:01   #1
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Engine cowl scratch or faded

HI THERE,

A friend of mine is about to purchase a boat and the engine cowl a mercury 90hp is scratched in a few places and the black colour is slightly faded in parts.

One of the scratches at the top is down to the metal.

Can he get the whole engine top engine cowl respayed the same colour again? how could this be done?buy the can of spray,paint or get a car body shop to spray it if they can match the colour.

can new decals be gotten again?

The engine seems perfect otherwise.

Thanks,
Ciaran
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Old 27 April 2009, 13:00   #2
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HI THERE,

A friend of mine is about to purchase a boat and the engine cowl a mercury 90hp is scratched in a few places and the black colour is slightly faded in parts.

One of the scratches at the top is down to the metal.

Can he get the whole engine top engine cowl respayed the same colour again? how could this be done?buy the can of spray,paint or get a car body shop to spray it if they can match the colour.

can new decals be gotten again?

The Mercury black is 'very' black (if that makes sense) if you buy another black it will be obvious unless you are lucky, I think hes looking for Phantom black.
Decals are dear; if you can learn how to mask off , it would be significantly cheaper to do that.
Buy a little Stopper for the scratch, rub with a block and not your fingers.
Position the cowl so he's spraying vertically downwards as much as poss (as a newby he'll get runs in the paint) If he does, tell him to wipe the run up the way with his finger straight away as flatting the result is a lot easier than flatting a run.
If he does it himself, the thing to remember is prep is 90% of a good job..
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Old 27 April 2009, 16:01   #3
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can new decals be gotten again?
Yep and as IBWET said they aren't cheap. I just bought a full set for a Yamaha to the tune of 70.
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Old 27 April 2009, 16:01   #4
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100 - 150 for a bodyshop to repaint inc materials. They should be able to match.

100 + for the decal set. Tricky to fit. Best done on the dining room table.

Have a word with your friendly Mercury dealer re availability of decals depending on the age of the engine.
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Old 27 April 2009, 17:32   #5
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Here is a little tip to hide a scratch in almost anything that's black - a magic marker!!!

It works suprisingly well - the markers that make you high when you sniff them are the ones to use............
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Here is a little tip to hide a scratch in almost anything that's black - a magic marker!!!

It works suprisingly well - the markers that make you high when you sniff them are the ones to use............
Maybe its just me codders.. others sometimes complain about your advice, but I sit and read .. and dont say too much .. but .. after reading the other comments in this thread,.. is that the best you can up with ? A felt tip pen that gives you a buzz ? jeez Youve been sniffing too many of em mate
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is that the best you can up with ? A felt tip pen that gives you a buzz ? jeez Youve been sniffing too many of em mate
Now, I don't want to be seen as taking sides () or starting trouble () or agreeing with Codders () but don't knock the Magic Marker because I have used one to:

1. Cover chlorine damage to black clothing.

2. Flog a scratched black Astra to a bloke from Galway.

3. Put my name on my phone's freezer bag!

You keep 'em coming Codders
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Old 27 April 2009, 18:01   #9
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Here is a little tip to hide a scratch in almost anything that's black - a magic marker!!!

It works suprisingly well - the markers that make you high when you sniff them are the ones to use............
Just an ordinary permanent black marker?
Have you actually done this and had a successful result?


Where is the best place to get or order decals?
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Old 27 April 2009, 18:06   #10
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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.
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