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Old 01 August 2003, 20:57   #1
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My be a dumb question how do you put the name on the tubes

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Old 01 August 2003, 21:15   #2
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Not a dumb question.
I have got the name of my school down both sides of the tubes in self adhesive vinyl lettering that I had made at a sign shop. Very easy to apply, and so long as you clean the tubes well and check that they are 100% dry and grease/dirt free, they stay on well.
I have had the lettering on for 2 years now and it is still there. Make sure though that the sign shop uses a thinner vinyl that sticks to the contours better on the pvc or hypol.


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Old 02 August 2003, 05:07   #3
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I have to deflate and roll up my Zodiac each winter, and feared any lettering would fail. So, black, permanent magic marker. Not real professional, but it works. I redo the letters once or twice a summer; fast, easy, cheap, wrinkle-proof. john
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Old 04 August 2003, 08:04   #4
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When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
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