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Boat Vinyl

Discussion in 'Vehicle Wraps' started by StickySigns, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. StickySigns

    StickySigns New Member

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    We've been asked to redo the blue stripe on this boat in matte black.

    I have done a few custom boat names in cast vinyl (hexis or Avery) and they seem to hold fine, but what about doing a whole side of a boat with it?

    Could we use the same cast vinyl like avery 900, and would that stay on?

    What lamination should we use (scratches etc...) I have thought about the convex stuff, but our local supplier doesn't have matte convex lamination.

    I hope the boatwrap guys can point me in the right direction...
     

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    Sticky Signs Very Active Member

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    Uhhhh. Am I the only one that thinks this is weird?
     
  3. AUTO-FX

    AUTO-FX Very Active Member

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    It's only weird when you're not getting paid to do it.
     
  4. StickySigns

    StickySigns New Member

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    It might seem weird, but we have this reputation doing everything matte, and people go crazy for it go figure :)

    The truck pulling the boat will be wrapped matte black too.

    I'm just worried about it staying nice in these circumstances...
     
  5. letterman7

    letterman7 Very Active Member

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    What, the dark blue gelcoated stripe? I'm not sure that matte anything will hold up to a marine environment. After all, once they put the dock bumpers down - if they use them - anything those bumpers touch is going to be rubbed to a semi-gloss. You're right about using a laminate on it, and a low gloss or matte is certainly the way to go. If your supplier doesn't carry it, find someone who does. The only other choice here, if the boat owner is ok with it, is to paint it and topcoat it with a matte clear. Actually... you could spray a matte clear on top of the vinyl, too, if so inclined!

    Weird? What, that both posters are named "stickysigns'? Or that someone wants a matte boat?
     
  6. Sticky Signs

    Sticky Signs Very Active Member

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    Yeah, scrolling through today's post and I see this one about boat vinyl that at first glance seems to be posted by me. My first thought was - -man, how much did I drink last night. I don't remember anything about a boat. LOL

    Sorry, Can't help with advice for the boat though
     
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    StickySigns New Member

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    We did get to finish the boat last week, result looks very nice, happy customer :)

    I did a matte cast laminate on Hexis Cast glossy black vinyl to add extra thickness so there would be less damage in case of collision... result is nice matte finish

    here are some pics.
     

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