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Old 01 October 2006, 15:36   #11
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Here is what mine looks like at 6 years old, hypalon lettering cut out as inverse letters to show the layer underneath.

The whole top layer has lifted away from the layer underneath and it looks rubbish.
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Old 01 October 2006, 15:46   #12
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Stephen,

Why don't you take it off. Clean it up and glue back on.
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Anyone got any pictures of their boat names?

Mmm, interesting. Has anyone else got any pictures of more successful techniques, perhaps with that flexo-vinyl.
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Got these from wet and wild, easy to apply, seem to be pretty durable and look nice and crisp.

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Stephen,

Why don't you take it off. Clean it up and glue back on.
Inertia. I can't be bothered
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Old 01 October 2006, 18:38   #16
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Here is what mine looks like at 6 years old, hypalon lettering cut out as inverse letters to show the layer underneath.

The whole top layer has lifted away from the layer underneath and it looks rubbish.
If I were you, I'd find somewhere a bit safer to store that knife, or the lettering will be the last of your worries.
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Flexi vinyl on my own.
However the larger size lettering does seem to bubble
My original registration lettering(on the bow) havn't budged after a couple of years. But found the 7" bubble quite a lot;probably due to the expansion and contraction. (Does get a bit toasty over here though )
Dont think it's going to wear that well
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Old 01 October 2006, 22:38   #18
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If I were you, I'd find somewhere a bit safer to store that knife, or the lettering will be the last of your worries.
I just knew when I put it in there to show how the lettering had lifted, that I was going to take some flak from somebody about it
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I would go for vinyl as I said before as it's cheap and easy to replace. However, I think Ribcraft do a very good job on their lettering (not convinced it worth £400 though). This is the Ribcraft logo (done in the same way as they would do the boat name). I don't know how old the boat is but it's certainly not a recent model - I'd say its about 7 years old. The lettering is still as good as the day it was made, no lifting on the corners either.
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I got vinyl lettering made up by Dawson Signs (www.dawsonsigns.co.uk) for the tubes as well as SSR number for console. Good value and no problems although only one season and I have tried to maintain tube pressure so no issues with deflating and then reinflating. I did try to clean the tubes well first to achieve a good surface for the lettering. No connection just a (so far) happy customer!
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