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Old 26 April 2004, 15:49   #11
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Tim, make sure there are two of you when you apply the lettering. Don't try to stick the lot down at once, start at one end after lining them up and rub to get all the air out as you move along the letters. You can pop any air bubbles that get caught with a pin, do not use a stanley knife!
We used a hairdryer when applied just to assist the adhesive. The sunshine at the weekend helped as well.
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Old 26 April 2004, 16:58   #12
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I have used Wet n Wild for lettering on a GRP hull,the quality was good,although they got the colours slightly wrong so provided new transfers,no argument.
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Old 26 April 2004, 17:03   #13
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I would recommend Wet n Wild too they did the letters for my tubes about two and half years ago and they are still staying on.

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Old 27 April 2004, 15:25   #15
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Instead of using vinyl, I was thinking of using paint pens or permament markers or something to stencil a pattern of several different colours directly to the tubes. Also to re-juvinate some old wording on the RIB. Anyone got any suggestions on what product to buy?
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Old 27 April 2004, 15:44   #16
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Personally I would always go for proper cut lettering; I don't think pens would have the same "crisp" and uniform finish even with a stencil.
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Old 27 April 2004, 16:02   #17
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Marker pens will bleach out in the sun. Use the correct paint and it will be fine for years.
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Old 27 April 2004, 16:06   #18
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What is the correct paint and can you get it in pen form?
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Old 07 May 2004, 14:49   #19
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I put my name on my transom, using car external windscreen vinyl. This stuff is common, comes in many colours, is usually aircraft grade, sticks like nothing else. I designed the letters using a suitable font and size on the PC, attached the sheets to the vinyl, cutting them and the vinyl out with a craft knife. Fantastic results very cheaply. Hint, first apply soapy water to the clean area where the name is to go, then apply vinyl, slide to position and remove any air from behind using a credit card covered in something like j cloth. Leave for 24 hours and bingo !
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Another Southern Pacific owner!!!!

I put my "flexo" letters on (all 45 of them!!!) the other day. They stuck very well, so I am hopeful they will last.
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