View Full Version : New Decals! Thanks!

05-15-2010, 10:56 PM
I'm a stalker of this site and have had great luck with the advice from a lot of you, so I thought I'd post and say thanks to everyone.

Here are some before and after pics - just finished it up today. Looks great to me and well worth the elbow grease.

Thanks again - great advice!

05-15-2010, 10:58 PM
i'm pretty stoked to get out monday!

05-15-2010, 11:01 PM
that's it, peace!

05-15-2010, 11:08 PM
Looks great the shine in that gel coat is perfect.

Double D
05-15-2010, 11:19 PM
Very Nice Boat!!!

05-16-2010, 12:11 AM
The new MC decal looks waaaaaaay better!! Great job!

05-16-2010, 12:31 AM
Looks a lot better! Old graphics look dated. I was at my dealer the other day and one of the workers was removing your decals from a ski boat, going without any. I asked 'why'? Customer wanted it that way. Looked better with the decals if you ask me....

05-16-2010, 12:39 AM
Got part number for decal?

05-16-2010, 12:51 AM
Much more better!!

Good job on the teak and the new decals with the somewhat understated look are VERY nice looking. No doubt a lot of elbow grease to get that shine!!

05-16-2010, 01:06 AM
Best looking X9 I have ever seen. Truly beautiful. Enjoy!!!

05-16-2010, 01:30 AM
thanks everyone - sorry don't have the part number, but they can be ordered from waterskis.com in any color i believe.

05-17-2010, 05:41 PM
Does anyone else think this is a scam? That website doesn't have a decal on it???

05-17-2010, 05:59 PM
No. Waterskis.com is the Midwest MC Dealer's website.

05-17-2010, 06:05 PM
Does anyone else think this is a scam? That website doesn't have a decal on it???

Right here, http://www.waterskis.com/MasterCraft-Decals-s/303.htm

05-17-2010, 10:25 PM
my bad - no scam.

05-17-2010, 10:58 PM
Boat looks good, calling in am to find out if other colors are trimmed in Chrome look too...

05-17-2010, 11:28 PM
I like the change. I'm not a big fan of the graphics and the funky wraps. I think a boat that just says "Mastercraft" on the side is very sleek. But hey, that's just me!

05-18-2010, 10:38 AM
My bad, I typed it in wrong. Boat looks great, I have plans later this summer to do the same exact thing. Good job!

05-18-2010, 11:58 AM
What a huge improvement. That really looks good.

05-19-2010, 07:48 AM
How'd you do your teak? New decal looks good.

05-19-2010, 09:07 AM
200% better! Now it's sharp looking....not cheesy looking!

05-19-2010, 05:18 PM
used the starbrite cleaner, restorer and then started with 600 grit wet sand on up to 1500 grit using starbrite sealer in between each sand. got the process from on here from the "teak master". can't remember what thread had the attachment for how.

05-20-2010, 08:31 PM
WOW...that looks sharp!

05-20-2010, 09:20 PM
Damn how did you get that stellar finish out of the gelcoat?

Looks really really good by the way!

05-21-2010, 12:06 AM
thanks - i buffed with meguiars oxidation remover, then meguiars colorer restorer, then waxed. i actually used the oxidation remover on the trailer as well, including the fenders and was pretty shocked with the results.

05-22-2010, 12:18 PM
Where did you buy the Meguiars Oxidation remover? I can't seem to find this stuff on their site?

Thanks again!

05-22-2010, 07:39 PM

i found it at a local place, but this link has it much cheaper.

05-22-2010, 10:49 PM
Awesome. Thanks! Btw...I ordered these decals today and I'm really excited to get them on! Will send photos once completed.

05-22-2010, 11:26 PM
good luck to you. here are a few thoughts. i used acetone to get the sticky off everything, then used the oxidation remover. i then taped a string up on the boat to make sure i stuck the logo on perfectly. the string just gave me a guideline for where the bottom of the letters should go and it allowed me to adjust things before sticking it on. i didn't use the soap/water method, i just stuck them directly on when the sun was hitting it.

make sure you put some pics up when you get it done.

05-27-2010, 10:06 PM
Got it done! Looks much better in my opinion anyway! Thanks for the tips!





05-28-2010, 12:03 AM
looks great. nice work.

06-01-2010, 04:27 PM
Hey i was searching that site for the decals you put on your X9 but couldnt find the same ones that you had. What are the dimensions of yours? and how much were they. Are they just an outlined chrome decal?

06-01-2010, 07:10 PM
The ones I used are the 64inch domed white decals with the silver outline, but they are available in several colors.


Good luck!


06-01-2010, 09:28 PM
Yea i see that part. But I dont see the Black decals with the chrome outline in those choices. I need the chrome for sure.

06-02-2010, 09:12 PM
i just ordered them from the dealer

06-02-2010, 09:30 PM
Ding Ding... I need Navy/Chrome... but cant seem to find out from anyone... If the Navy is chrome background or Navy/gray

06-02-2010, 09:31 PM
a possible highjack...

Has anyone replaced the orignal Maristar decals with the chromex decals on an early 2000 Maristar? Photos?

06-03-2010, 09:00 PM
seems like from what i saw on the showroom floor, all the new boats decals were chrome lined no matter what color. i could be wrong.

06-03-2010, 10:38 PM
The ones I used are the 64inch domed white decals with the silver outline, but they are available in several colors.


Good luck!


So you ordered the white ones and they came with the chrome outline? I just want all white domed decals for my Navy boat........:confused:

06-13-2010, 02:21 PM
Yes, mine are white with chrome outlines. I suggest calling the guys at waterskis.com and asking them for options since they have far more options than their website suggests.

Jeff d
06-15-2010, 12:04 AM
That's some nice looking gelcoat. How bad was it before? Did you use an automotive waxing, random orbit style buffer or a high rpm orbital buffer?

I have a 2000 230 VRS that overall looks pretty good but I pulled the damaged Maristar graphics off and then realized what the gelcoat used to look like. It's a little bit less glossy but the color is the bigger difference. I'm just wondering if I can get the place where the text used to be to disappear. If not I might just get some OEM Maristar stickers and put them right back where the old ones were.

06-16-2010, 12:12 AM
i just have a pretty standard random orbital buffer. i cleaned it well, buffed it with the meguiars heavy oxidation remover after the stickers off. i worked it in pretty good and then did a carnuba wax to finish it off. there is a color restorer as well others recommended before the carnuba. you can't tell now where the sticker was.