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Old 19 December 2006, 17:53   #11
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Thanks gang, still unsure about which route to take....

Stencel (with some waterproof paint) seems to be the better option....

Where do I get the stencil made? Where do I get the paint?

Thanks!

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Hi Shep,

seeing as you are from my home town I thought that I would mention to be most careful of Aetone for several reasons.
It will breakdown Gel, it will possibly damage Tubes I wouldnt leave it anywhere near tubes as it may breakdown the Tube suface.
It is probably a carcenogen and seems to have a flash point of 24 deg C.
So, I would not use at all only to prepare as cleaning agent prior to applying gel coat....

WIth regard to signage, you can sut out stencel of sign in contrast material colour and make up on seperate piece of 1ft X4-6 inches and attach that to the boat using a proper adhesive..

I think someone already mentioned this but I would go further and patch it on piece and then stick piece to boat.

You can get name cut by Gerber Stencel and attach to Gel Coat under Bow above waterline as in most boats that do not have Tube....
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Old 20 December 2006, 04:32   #12
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Hi Shep,

seeing as you are from my home town I thought that I would mention to be most careful of Aetone for several reasons.
It will breakdown Gel,
If you mean acetone it is perfectly safe to use on gelcoat!
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When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
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Old 20 December 2006, 06:16   #13
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simplest method stick vinyl letters on console or stick backing patch of hypalon to inflated tube and the stick good quality flexible lettering to backing patch
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This guy will do graphics for whatever you want whether it's a Boeing 747 or a rib and you can preview them online before you buy...


http://www.boat-names.co.uk/


best place is a stern splash well if you have one...
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Old 20 December 2006, 09:35   #15
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well this is what ink looks like, done some free hand, and stencel,the Stencel was made at the sticker shop, it's 3 yrs old in this shot, and thay are still on thare to day, lookin about the same.
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Old 20 December 2006, 16:48   #16
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This guy will do graphics for whatever you want whether it's a Boeing 747 or a rib and you can preview them online before you buy...


http://www.boat-names.co.uk/


best place is a stern splash well if you have one...
hey, great, seems that it;s a sticker?

Will this stay on a tubes?

'Stern Splash' - forgive me; I'm new to this? The windscreen over the console???

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Old 21 December 2006, 13:03   #17
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If you mean acetone it is perfectly safe to use on gelcoat!
Hi Cookee, thank you for correction, I thought it made Resin soft. I recall from my younger days about "Ladies Nail Cleaner" being used to clean Crash Helmets was a NO No. Meanwhile, I am sure that it is bad for the Tubes!!!! ANy comments,
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Old 21 December 2006, 13:10   #18
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Acetone..Dimethylkeytone

Hi Cookee, here is the shake down...
You are probably right but I seem to recall it being used to clean surface
and it thinning Resin for SLow set.

ANyway its pretty dangerous stuff with a Flashpoint of 24Deg C. It is watered down for teh Ladies Cuticles

Acetone is often the primary (or only) component in nail polish remover. Acetonitrile, another organic solvent, is sometimes used as well. Acetone is also used as a superglue remover. It can be used for thinning and cleaning fiberglass resins and epoxies. It is a strong solvent for most plastics and synthetic fibres.

Acetone can also dissolve many plastics, including those used in consumer-targeted Nalgene bottles. Acetone is also used as a drying agent, due to the readiness with which it binds to water, and its volatility.
for more see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acetone
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Acetone is great stuff - and you can add it to petrol to get more oomph!!! What you going to call your new boat anyway?
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Old 21 December 2006, 17:18   #20
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Acetone is great stuff - and you can add it to petrol to get more oomph!!! What you going to call your new boat anyway?
Calling the boat after my dad - 'Dominic Terry'.

Must get it on the tubes....sticker on the console doesnt do it for me.

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