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Old 28 April 2013, 03:58   #1
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Vinyl or Carbon Fibre on Transom

Has anybody done this before as I am disheartened by my paint finish on the transom as it looks s@*t!!! So was wondering if anybody has ever done this before and did it last the sea water?

If anybody has done this also please give me some ideas of application techniques and types of carbon fibre sand/or vinyl?

If its a stupid idea please tell me!

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Old 28 April 2013, 04:17   #2
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If you are going to stick anything on it then you need to rub it down and get a really smooth finish otherwise water will get under the vinyl and lift the edges and it will look crap again. If you're going to go to all that effort you may as well paint it properly.

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Old 28 April 2013, 05:03   #3
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To partly echo what Ribraff said to me last year when I messed up a jockey seat:-

Rub it down til it's flat. Roller on 2 coats of gel, with wax in styrene in the 2nd. coat.

Flat it and work up to 1200 grit then polish it with Farecla G6 or G300 (which is easier).
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