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KahunaCraft
01-31-2013, 08:16 PM
I'm debating whether or not to peel off the X30 decal on my new boat...

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Looking for opinions...

On one hand, keeping it leaves the boat stock, lets people know it's an X30 and for some people they like the looks of it.

On the other hand, kicking it might make it more simple 'cleaner' look. And down the road, I could always just add them back on if that's what's needed. Saw an X45 posted on NorCal MC site with just a custom X45 emblem, looked cool. Those guys are making some really sick custom wraps too...

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nickespi
01-31-2013, 08:21 PM
I really dig the look of that graphic. It's probably the cleanest one on any of the X-30s. Then again, it's personal preference. That 45 does look sick. My 30 is getting wrapped here shortly, so I'm a big fan of wraps.

mikeg205
01-31-2013, 08:58 PM
I like decals so I would leave the badge...it's clean...

MASTIQUE
01-31-2013, 09:52 PM
Leave it, it l good and still looks clean!

medicmoose
01-31-2013, 10:04 PM
I think it would look cleaner and classier without it. Personal preference...do whichever you like better!

KahunaCraft
01-31-2013, 10:07 PM
Yeah, the badge does look good...it really was that X45 that made me think. The pic doesn't show the flake but the bottom part of hull is viper red, rest is red flake...
Small edit...And another post on TT recently about how decals can date boats, specifically the G23, but the General Lee wouldn't be that car without the 01 :-)

thatsmrmastercraft
01-31-2013, 10:13 PM
I could see pulling off the X 30 logo and going to larger Mastercraft domed letters.

medicmoose
01-31-2013, 10:19 PM
^ +1...

I could see pulling off the X 30 logo and going to larger Mastercraft domed letters.

kbrighton
01-31-2013, 10:28 PM
Peel it off. The clean logo on the rear is good enough. With that being said, I have most of my cars de-badged too. Better to keep people guessing.

Barefooter92
01-31-2013, 10:40 PM
I would remove it. I am not a sticker guy. If they dont know its an X-30 let them ask. Keep the chorme MC that looks timeless.

Or get rid of all of them and go with one large chrome MC

KahunaCraft
01-31-2013, 10:56 PM
Yeah, the chrome MC logos will be staying. I think if I remove the emblem sticker in 3-4 years down the road there will be two shades of flake... So either do it now or never...am I correct with that assumption?

thatsmrmastercraft
02-01-2013, 12:54 AM
Yeah, the chrome MC logos will be staying. I think if I remove the emblem sticker in 3-4 years down the road there will be two shades of flake... So either do it now or never...am I correct with that assumption?

Correct indeed.

rkhodges21
02-01-2013, 01:16 AM
I am not a big fan of the new logos, but to each his own.

prostar205
02-01-2013, 02:20 AM
Yeah, the chrome MC logos will be staying. I think if I remove the emblem sticker in 3-4 years down the road there will be two shades of flake... So either do it now or never...am I correct with that assumption?

I peeled my 2004 X-30 factory stickers off in 2011 and there was no color difference an day entire boat is the Fire Red Metal Flake color. My boat stays outside on a lift year round. It is under a roof and I have a full water line cover. I also polish and wax the boat once a year.

I'd take the X-30 sticker OFF.

onewheat
02-01-2013, 03:08 AM
Love it - I think it looks awesome! :twocents:

ProStar200
02-02-2013, 04:57 PM
I would leave it on buddy, that's my $.02. Boat Looks great, can't wait to hook up this Summer on The Big Rideau.

Ken
02-02-2013, 06:41 PM
Sometimes easier to imagine with a little disappearing ink! Like it.

Jerseydave
02-02-2013, 07:11 PM
I'm not in love with those X-?? decals myself....I'd peel it off.
It will make the boat appear longer without it.

501s
02-02-2013, 07:35 PM
I'd leave it on.

KahunaCraft
02-02-2013, 07:36 PM
Thanks Ken, that was helpful.

Haven't seen her for four months, this Monday will be decision day... So far the peel it off vote is winning, might also have to do with mardi-gras coming...don't throw beads at her yet... :-) the Super Bowl being in New Orleans...might be a sign...

Funny side story, I mentioned that I was having underwater lights, rear facing lights and a ski pole installed and a friend of mine asked if I was building a mobile strip club!

jafo9
02-02-2013, 08:00 PM
this may not come into consideration, but when faced with a question like that, at some point i think about the guy i'll be selling to in a few years. my guess is that a potential buyer may see that as $600 or whatever he'll have to spend to add the stickers back.

GoneBoatN
02-02-2013, 08:02 PM
Thanks Ken, that was helpful.

Haven't seen her for four months, this Monday will be decision day... So far the peel it off vote is winning, might also have to do with mardi-gras coming...don't throw beads at her yet... :-) the Super Bowl being in New Orleans...might be a sign...

Funny side story, I mentioned that I was having underwater lights, rear facing lights and a ski pole installed and a friend of mine asked if I was building a mobile strip club!

My vote is to leave the graphic.

Some days on the lake, I think your friend is not far off the mark.

Double
02-02-2013, 10:11 PM
I'm planning on removing my x30 graphic also. But I plan on replacing with a custom graphic, I'm just not a fan of the stock graphic.

51timber
02-02-2013, 10:42 PM
Remove it! 100 times better. I just did the same to my x30. Looks cleaner

CC2MC
02-02-2013, 11:32 PM
That new graphic looks a little cheesy to me. Looks clean without it.

ProStar200
02-03-2013, 12:29 PM
Sometimes easier to imagine with a little disappearing ink! Like it.

That has changed my look on leaving the Decal on. Looks better without, good luck.

ProStar200
02-03-2013, 12:30 PM
Thanks Ken, that was helpful.

Haven't seen her for four months, this Monday will be decision day... So far the peel it off vote is winning, might also have to do with mardi-gras coming...don't throw beads at her yet... :-) the Super Bowl being in New Orleans...might be a sign...

Funny side story, I mentioned that I was having underwater lights, rear facing lights and a ski pole installed and a friend of mine asked if I was building a mobile strip club!

For knowing you for over 20yrs I wouldn't put it past you.

KahunaCraft
02-03-2013, 04:31 PM
Ha, 25yrs.

MC209
02-03-2013, 10:11 PM
Take 'em off. Clean 'er up! Haha

mikeg205
02-04-2013, 09:45 AM
Looks good both ways. all depends on your choices... may have to photoshop/illustrator a retro look like a 70's S&S... ;)

KahunaCraft
02-04-2013, 09:15 PM
I threw some beads at her and she didn't budge...a few folks confirmed that there isn't much or any fading so I'll wait ...

I think I've been to my dealer, Lens Cove Marine, more often after than during business hours, they really go the extra mile.