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mikeyg
05-01-2009, 02:55 PM
Just got them installed. I only messed up one!:rolleyes: already re-ordered it to give it another shot. I got them from Shawn at Redline Vinyl Graphics. He was great to work with.
I also applied a black pinstripe to cover the old pink one(money well spent). I think that with these upgrades the boat looks many years newer. thinking about how some of the stars would look going down the side:confused: What are your opnions?
So.....

Heres some from before...
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj12/mgolemb/024.jpg

Before
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj12/mgolemb/DSC01544.jpg

mikeyg
05-01-2009, 02:56 PM
NAKED!!!!!!
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj12/mgolemb/006.jpg

mikeyg
05-01-2009, 02:57 PM
AFTER.....
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj12/mgolemb/006-1.jpg

After with newly refinshed Teak!!!
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj12/mgolemb/005-1.jpg

justinglow
05-01-2009, 04:46 PM
Looks great!

mad-dog1
05-01-2009, 09:33 PM
That turned out very nice...the black stripe sure did the trick....!! very classy in deed.....IMO stars are out of the question....might be nice, but unnecessary.....I do like the Prostar decal in the transom ......that is one clean looking boat you have there...!! :cool:

mikeyg
05-02-2009, 09:30 AM
Thanks,
I decided against the stars. keep the clean look.

TMCNo1
05-02-2009, 09:30 AM
Very nice job!

thatsmrmastercraft
05-02-2009, 09:34 AM
That made a huge difference. Very nice!

CantRepeat
05-02-2009, 09:51 AM
On back where you have the air bubbles. You can try and take a small pin and poke a small hole in and then squeeze the air out towards the hole you just made.

On the sides, are those just decals or that drop model stuff?

It does look good, BTW.

TMCNo1
05-02-2009, 12:15 PM
Did you apply the decals dry or did you use a soapy water/window cleaner solution and a squeegie to apply the decals? Applying with a solution allows you to move and position the decals and get the air bubbles out. I would hope the decal supplier gave you instructions on the proper application of the decals.
Here is a decal application thread with tutorials, http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/archive/index.php/t-8465.html

mikeyg
05-02-2009, 06:52 PM
i put them all on dry. luckily, the only one i messed up was the stern decal. that was the first one i tried. i was going too fast.. all the rest came out really good. i will have to try the soapy water method next time. they are all just vinyl decals. thanks for the compliments.

TMCNo1
05-02-2009, 07:14 PM
i put them all on dry. luckily, the only one i messed up was the stern decal. that was the first one i tried. i was going too fast.. all the rest came out really good. i will have to try the soapy water method next time. they are all just vinyl decals. thanks for the compliments.

Please do anything but applying them dry. One simple mistake on every decal and you've wasted a whole new set and could cost you more than,.......................well, you know already.

billybostic
05-02-2009, 08:12 PM
what did you use on the teak? mine looks exactly like yours before you re-finished it

CantRepeat
05-02-2009, 09:57 PM
what did you use on the teak? mine looks exactly like yours before you re-finished it

Check it out here.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=28941

thatsmrmastercraft
05-03-2009, 12:05 AM
Whatever you do, Do Not Poke Holes In Your Vinyl ! If you can't work the air bubbles out, let some direct sunlight work on it. Often times the heat will eliminate the bubbles, or at least allow you to continue to work the bubbles out. Use some caution as the warm vinyl is more likely to tear. Doesn't always work, but it is worth a try.

If you do poke holes, the vinyl will eventually peel from the hole outward.

CantRepeat
05-03-2009, 07:15 AM
If you do poke holes, the vinyl will eventually peel from the hole outward.

Really? I've doing it all my life and have never seen this before. We are talking about a pin like a needle size hole. I fail to see how this hole which all but closes up once you work the air out would allow the decal to peel up.

mikeyg
05-03-2009, 08:18 AM
i will wet them down next time. i was stressing out after i messed the first one up and i was sweating bullets when i was applying all the others cuz i was so nervous.

Thrall
05-04-2009, 10:45 AM
WHen you wet them with soap water, only use 2-3 drops of dishsoap in a full spray bottle. I alwyas put grafix on dry until I did the clear bra deals on the front of my truck. It had to conform to alot of curves (ie: no chance of getting them on right the first time!).
Followed their directions. Soap water on the surface and the backside of the decal. Get it placed right, squeege out the bubbles, done.
One thing reccomended with the clear bra install was to have a 2nd spray bottle of water/rubbing alcohol (75/25% IIRC). After the sticker(s) are set in the right place, peel up the outside edges and spray with the water/alky. SUpposed to clean the soap residue up and make the edges stick better.
Whatever it does it works. The clear bra stuff just made it thru a Colorado winter just fine.

jacobe
06-02-2009, 12:45 PM
I've got a 92' 205 and I think I want to upgrade to the same style of decals. What year are those decals so I can track them down for mine?