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jenglin
03-02-2013, 06:16 AM
My wife and I are in the process of upgrading our boat to a 2004 x-9. She does not care for the x-9 decal and the dealer said they could switch it out and put the standard Mastercraft decal on it. Have other people done something similar to this or do most people just leave things the way they are? My logic is if this is what it takes for an upgrade then it's a small price to pay (besides the purchase price). Is it "Happy wife, Happy life'?

zsqure
03-02-2013, 07:39 AM
Do what you want, folks around here leave their boats original, some pull the decals off, buff out the hull to bring the color depth back and replace with updated current graphics. It's your canvas to do what you want. If it suits your taste then it was a good decision. If the MRS wants it and it doesn't make you cringe, I'm sure you could work something out. :)

madcityskier
03-02-2013, 08:01 AM
If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy.

woobiedmd
03-02-2013, 08:25 AM
Roger that! Marriage is about compromises- My wife wanted a dog, I didn't so we compromised and got a dog! "A happy wife is good for me!":)

ttu
03-02-2013, 08:52 AM
a lot "x"series owners here have removed the graphics.

here is my post.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=37684

i am still thinking of removing the "x2" and going with nice chrome mastercraft along the sides.

JDC
03-02-2013, 08:58 AM
... My wife wanted a dog, I didn't so we compromised and got a dog! My wife liked that part of your quote, and said that's how compromise should always work. :rolleyes:

KahunaCraft
03-02-2013, 09:27 AM
A decal is a small price to pay for happiness. You can't see it when you're driving the boat. I'd use it as a bargaining chip for something you care more about if that was an opportunity.

"Honey, you get to pick the colors, I'm picking the motor and tower options...."

If you want an opinion, similar thread last month...also see above threads.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=905875

Best to take a pic and photoshop it to see which one you like.

fskof
03-02-2013, 09:56 AM
Many have removed the decal. Its easy. Heat it up with a hair dryer and peel it off. It looks outdated to me.
Other then the decal the X9 is a great boat and you will love it!

Also where in the midwest are you?

Kyle
03-02-2013, 11:59 AM
TravisX9 is a friend of mine. He has an '01 x9 with the vinyl graphic of a man wakeboarding in hell or something. We used a heat gun and a few hours to remove the stupid graphic.

He is putting on the standard white with chrome trim Mastercraft down the sides. Mc also makes an oval shaped X-Series decal that is small and classy. He is adding both to the sides of his boat and the big block lettered chrome Mastercraft across the back.

SunCoast 83
03-02-2013, 09:00 PM
I forget what the 04 X9 decal looked like. I know that the 2006 X9 graphics were clean and not loud. Maybe swap it out for that. Its the same hull anyways I think.

jenglin
03-03-2013, 09:29 PM
Many have removed the decal. Its easy. Heat it up with a hair dryer and peel it off. It looks outdated to me.
Other then the decal the X9 is a great boat and you will love it!

Also where in the midwest are you?

I'm in NE Iowa.

jenglin
03-03-2013, 09:31 PM
I forget what the 04 X9 decal looked like. I know that the 2006 X9 graphics were clean and not loud. Maybe swap it out for that. Its the same hull anyways I think.

The guy from the dealership I'm getting it from said it was the "tribal" x9 graphic. I think we are going to put the white drip mold MasterCraft decal on the side. It should look really nice and classy!

MC209
03-03-2013, 10:06 PM
I would switch it out even if my wife did like it! Looks way classier IMO

StudLEE
03-04-2013, 02:05 AM
I'm right there with you! "A happy wife is a happy life! " I personally don't care for the 'X Star graphics and would get rid of it asap especially if it's the wifes idea! Plus it'll be a great bargaining tool in the future for something you want! But this is coming from a guy wi a 88 Tristar.. Lol.. just my 2 cents!

02ProstarSammyD
03-04-2013, 08:35 AM
I can completely understand not liking the graphics. I actually did a customized one for mine to go alil simpler

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/picture.php?albumid=500&pictureid=4793

jenglin
03-04-2013, 10:56 AM
I'm right there with you! "A happy wife is a happy life! " I personally don't care for the 'X Star graphics and would get rid of it asap especially if it's the wifes idea! Plus it'll be a great bargaining tool in the future for something you want! But this is coming from a guy wi a 88 Tristar.. Lol.. just my 2 cents!

We currently have an 88 TriStar but with the kids growing and wanting to bring friends we were just running out of room and with all the ski stuff, cooler and misc stuff we had no where to sit. It's been a great boat and has never gave us a problem but it's time to move on. She has been a good old runner!!!

JRW160
03-04-2013, 11:13 AM
Check out the pics in the first post. I think it looks much better without the X9 graphic.
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=35364

My wife has always hated the X2 graphics. They are a little dated I guess. I swapped them out for the mastercraft graphics a couple of weeks ago.
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-C9qRtgfWBHo/TkQnB1L9UoI/AAAAAAAAp7w/GwuzdwwZxDs/s480/IMG_20110402_174350.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-CkJg7b-Oc-Y/USJ_6HQuKUI/AAAAAAABSMo/KKkO8rnKr_g/s480/20130218_120916.jpg

BrooksfamX2
03-04-2013, 11:28 AM
Nice!!

epnault
03-04-2013, 11:44 AM
Wow-much nicer with the MasterCraft on the side.

Ski-me
03-04-2013, 11:56 AM
Get rid of it. I never did like any of the tribal type graphics and I think it also dates the boat very quickly! Just get a simple "Mastercraft" on the side...... it's worked for years and years!

JRW's is way better now!

jenglin
03-04-2013, 09:10 PM
Check out the pics in the first post. I think it looks much better without the X9 graphic.
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=35364

My wife has always hated the X2 graphics. They are a little dated I guess. I swapped them out for the mastercraft graphics a couple of weeks ago.
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-C9qRtgfWBHo/TkQnB1L9UoI/AAAAAAAAp7w/GwuzdwwZxDs/s480/IMG_20110402_174350.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-CkJg7b-Oc-Y/USJ_6HQuKUI/AAAAAAABSMo/KKkO8rnKr_g/s480/20130218_120916.jpg

That looks bad a$$!!!

Yellow X9
03-04-2013, 09:43 PM
I like the Graphics on my 05

skijwr
03-04-2013, 10:20 PM
When I bought my 2002 X7 about 2 yrs ago the big "X" logo was already removed. I kinda like it. Still has the MC lettering on the side toward the rear about 2 ft long.
I will see if I can find the photo I put on here a while back.

skijwr
03-04-2013, 10:25 PM
Here are two pics of my 2002 X7 with no X logo.

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo215/skijwr/MC_X7/DSC04734.jpg

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo215/skijwr/MC_X7/DSC04727.jpg

02ProstarSammyD
03-05-2013, 10:49 AM
I like the Graphics on my 05

I actually always liked those graphics. You have to get them reproduced from the original manufacturer and they will not release the ai files. Was too much of a pita to reproduce and they wanted 900+ to reproduce a set themselves. What a scam

Here are two pics of my 2002 X7 with no X logo.
looks good! I've been w/o decals for the past year. Liked it but wanted a lil pop. looks great with the blue though!

TayMC197
03-05-2013, 11:07 AM
I like the Graphics on my 05

I like your upholstry in the back seat.

Fast50dad
03-05-2013, 11:07 AM
Check out the pics in the first post. I think it looks much better without the X9 graphic.
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=35364

My wife has always hated the X2 graphics. They are a little dated I guess. I swapped them out for the mastercraft graphics a couple of weeks ago.
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-C9qRtgfWBHo/TkQnB1L9UoI/AAAAAAAAp7w/GwuzdwwZxDs/s480/IMG_20110402_174350.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-CkJg7b-Oc-Y/USJ_6HQuKUI/AAAAAAABSMo/KKkO8rnKr_g/s480/20130218_120916.jpg


Great new clean looking decals. Looks awesome!

mzimme
03-05-2013, 11:23 AM
I like the Graphics on my 05

I like the graphics applied to your back seat.....

Sent from my Galaxy S3 using Tapatalk.

02ProstarSammyD
03-05-2013, 11:46 AM
I like your upholstry in the back seat.
why the hell is that kid looking at the camera. Amateur

jenglin
04-07-2013, 02:25 PM
Well I finally made it home with the new purchase. Drove down to Dallas and back Thursday and Friday to pick up a new to me X9. I think the family is gonna like it. The wife loves the new graphics over the tribal x9 graphic. She is a happy lady! Here's a before and after.

fskof
04-07-2013, 03:02 PM
Wow that looks much better. That style looks like my 2003 Prostar 209

Traxx822
04-07-2013, 03:21 PM
I like your upholstry in the back seat.

I noticed the same thing, and the goof ball in the front with no smile, & hot girls in the back. (I take it back if they're your daughters)

JohnE
04-07-2013, 03:46 PM
Love the new graphics. Way better than the originals When I bought my 09 X14 I had the x decals removed and replaced with the 05 TT decal before taking delivery.

snork
04-07-2013, 04:41 PM
Huge Improvement

SSMoose
04-07-2013, 05:38 PM
Huge Improvementmy vote goes with the new graphic. That is great looking and simple.

StudLEE
04-08-2013, 10:44 PM
Love the new look! Looks great!

dpolen
04-09-2013, 07:53 AM
+3 On the new graphics, that looks really good! Congrats on the new boat!!!

carlsonwa
04-09-2013, 08:51 AM
looks really clean, great choice!

jenglin
04-09-2013, 11:25 AM
Now I'm looking to put something on the back. I was thinking a MC Shield would look good.

chriscraftmatt1976
04-09-2013, 02:16 PM
If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy.

this guy would know! His wife is my sister in law!!!!

rodltg2
04-09-2013, 02:27 PM
Now I'm looking to put something on the back. I was thinking a MC Shield would look good.

Put the Prostar 209 decals on. I know its an x9, but its much classier with prostar .