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MC240
11-08-2010, 08:09 PM
Am planning on putting new pin stripes on boat this fall. Any advice on installing new pin stripes over existing ones? Existing stripes are on damaged in a few spots. Will new ones stick to existing? Am also going to buff and polish gelcoat. Will stripes hold up to mild buffing and polishing?

JohnE
11-08-2010, 10:33 PM
I'm no expert but why wouldn't you want to remove the old pinstripes??

MC240
11-08-2010, 10:59 PM
They are only scratched in a few places. I was hoping the gelcoat buffing wouldn't damage them any more. Then I would replace small sections of striping (2'" or so) where required.

JohnE
11-08-2010, 11:06 PM
I still don't understand. I understand you patching in damaged sections. But I wouldn't lay new stripes over old ones.

wheelerd
11-09-2010, 01:57 AM
I wouldn't try to insert short sections of striping, particularly over old scratched sections. You run the risk of colors not matching exactly and you'd have to be a surgeon to get the joins to be invisible.

What width of striping are you needing to do? The 1/4" stuff is easy to get and easy to apply if you take your time and use guide marks or masking tape.