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mikeg205
12-21-2012, 02:36 PM
I figured out how to recreate the decal on the plastic cover. Let me know if anyone wants a pair. It will be month before they are ready. they'll be $20 each. I'll post a picture when I am done. The challenge was to recreate the speckled metal finish inside the letters and the etched arrow...price covers just my cost...it's going to be 3 layer including a laminate. The original was made in a silk screen process.

This is the decal I am taking about.

Lumbergh
12-21-2012, 03:30 PM
Sweet.

Mike, you are truly infected with the MCOCD.

frankster66
12-21-2012, 03:45 PM
Mikeg205

This is the one i'm looking for, do you this its the same sticker ? mine is fior my 1994 205.

mikeg205
12-21-2012, 04:51 PM
Mikeg205

This is the one i'm looking for, do you this its the same sticker ? mine is fior my 1994 205.

Measure it lenth and height...but it looks the same... I need to do a little experimentation to make sure the solution works.

Mike

frankster66
12-24-2012, 08:37 AM
Mikeg205 - I don't have a decal on my cover, when I bought the boat the stickers / decals were missing. I have been comparing the two photos of the decals and they look to be the same.

Wouldn't you agree?

mikeg205
12-24-2012, 10:37 AM
Mikeg205 - I don't have a decal on my cover, when I bought the boat the stickers / decals were missing. I have been comparing the two photos of the decals and they look to be the same.

Wouldn't you agree?

Edit the space where it would go.. so when I figure out how to make it correctly I can re-size it. I have the are 90% there.... I am concerned about temps - just need to find the right materials...but I will have it in the next month or so... I will post when they are ready...

frankster66
12-24-2012, 11:24 AM
Very nice mikeg205

mikeg205
12-24-2012, 12:01 PM
Thanks.

The plan is mylar base and a also speckled letters like the original. See if I can pull that off...

frankster66
12-24-2012, 12:05 PM
Thanks.

The plan is mylar base and a also speckled letters like the original. See if I can pull that off...

Did you look at my picture? It looks like it has stripes in the back ground going horizontal. Very light gray.

mikeg205
12-24-2012, 12:36 PM
Did you look at my picture? It looks like it has stripes in the back ground going horizontal. Very light gray.

Yes... I still need to add that... the lines are no big deal also I want to find the right base material - I'm looking to track the right chrome type film that will accept eco-solvent ink. I can then cut out the letter and back them with a later of textured vinyl which will mimmic the effect.

the letters have a texture which I am trying to match. I have materials and can recreate with vinyl and a laminate. I am concerned with the temps that will be surrounding the decal as well as the fumes. Hydrocarbon fumes are hell on adhesive..

The new graphics MC uses is all digital ink on vinyl. If you go to a boat show or a dealer you will see a sliver of white between the graphic and the hull. I am trying mimic mylar. I just need to find the media...I know it's out there...just need to find it. This is a hobby so I don't have all in the info at my finger tips... But I will get it. :)

frankster66
12-24-2012, 01:36 PM
This project is in the right hands.

My thoughts were the decal lost its adhesion to the plastic cover, because their was no evidence of the decal or adhesive, maybe heat or the plastic did make a good surface to adhear to. Just thinking out loud.

But you have this handled!!! Thanks:D

mikeg205
12-24-2012, 01:47 PM
This project is in the right hands.

My thoughts were the decal lost its adhesion to the plastic cover, because their was no evidence of the decal or adhesive, maybe heat or the plastic did make a good surface to adhear to. Just thinking out loud.

But you have this handled!!! Thanks:D

Thanks I bet yours was peeled off... If I hit mine with blow dryer it would come off easily. The adhesive is 17 years old on mine and I am glad it stayed soft and not become rock hard as to making it difficult to remove...

mikeg205
12-28-2012, 02:59 PM
Still need to refine and add some elements. However, I don't have the printer to make the decal in the same form as its original. I believe a UV printer could do it - but silk screening would provide the best reproduction. Mutoh plans to release a printer with White in the spring so I will be able to get back at this. It's close so stand by. File is up at my drop box if anyone wants to work on it. What's left is horizontal lines and the tweaking the letters and shadow colors. If anyone needs the S&S decal I have a source for that.