View Full Version : raised foam Decals, 2007 model decal

03-11-2013, 12:40 AM
I want to have my tansom and stern side section re-painted because my transom has some terrible oxidation and clear coat failure. But if i have it re painted i need to replace my Large Yellow X-15 decals. they are raised foam decals. Any one know where i could get them?


03-11-2013, 01:55 AM
Have you tried wetsanding and buffing?

03-11-2013, 09:14 AM
Are you sure it is paint? It should be colored gelcoat (colored resin). No clear coat either. As noted, this can be wet sanded and polished to look new..........

03-11-2013, 11:33 PM
I attached two other pictures to really show what im talking about.
I never tried wetsanding or clay bar. A friend of mine works at a detail shop and told me it is beyond the help of a clay bar or any kind of buffing.
i have tried all kinds of waxes buffing it on, it shines up but within an hour it fades back to what you see in the pictures. old stickers were removed on the transom and that is where you see the small area that is still nice looking.

take a look at the pictures, if you have experience with wet sanding and believe it could help then i will look into having some one try that for me, (i dont have any experience with wetsanindg so i dont want to mess it up more than it alredy is.)

any ideas would be helpful, or if anyone knows where i could find these raised decals.

03-12-2013, 08:36 AM
It is gel coat when left in the sun it does that over time great thing is as mentioned above it can be wet sanded buffed then polished to a like new finish if done properly whatever you do don't let anybody paint that thing then it's ruined forever

03-12-2013, 08:44 AM

Here is an 06 x star that had the worst fading I've seen in a long time my guys corrected

03-12-2013, 10:36 AM
Wow! That came out great! Thank you for the advice and I will happily stay away from the re-painting idea.

03-12-2013, 10:58 AM
A good boat/glass repair shop that does wet sanding should be able to make it look new again.

I had my 2007 done 2 years ago.......no before picture, but heres an after picture.

03-12-2013, 11:41 AM
Some before and afters from my boat last fall, I just used an electric buffer with 3m rubbing compound followed by a polish and wax to bring it back. Don't paint, you can get that fading out!

03-12-2013, 01:24 PM
Why is your X15 saltwater series sitting on a regular trailer?

03-12-2013, 06:11 PM
Grant, don't paint it. Find someone that can wet sand and polish that transom.
You could try Lisa @ Island Marine for a suggestion on who to use. 609-624-1117.

03-12-2013, 06:22 PM

Here is an 06 x star that had the worst fading I've seen in a long time my guys corrected

WOW!! good job.Thats amazing.

03-12-2013, 07:31 PM
Willyt, I am the second owner of the boat. they kept it in salt water and replaced the trailer twice! Now that i have the boat it never goes in anything but fresh water.
i dont know why they never bought the correct trailer. it is a 07' X-15 on a 08' trialer which still has major rust issues from the previous owner. i am planning to scrape it all down prime and re paint the trailer to save it for a few more years.

03-12-2013, 07:34 PM
Dave, ya after seeing thoes pictures of the Xstar and others i am just going to have someone wetsand/ buff it back to new. our company deals with a really good body/ paint shop in east windsor so i am going to contact them about it.

04-09-2013, 11:07 PM
I talked to Paul at All Class Detail, they came out did a test spot on the blue and it came out great! we let it sit for two weeks and it did not fade back to white so i had them do the entire boat. they used a agressive cutter, Wax then buffed it all and it came out like new. i am very happy with it.
Spring suit is out and it is time to Ride this weekend!



04-09-2013, 11:25 PM
WOW, looks great!

04-09-2013, 11:36 PM
try these guys for your domed decals...probably won't be cheap... but check around...used to be a place in phoenix... but their website is gone... you may want to google someone local to match color.