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96prostar190
03-20-2013, 07:20 PM
Has anyone re-painted their boat? I like that it's original, however, I've seen pics that are making me hate the green/purple scheme. I'd much rather have it all white with red stripes or blue stripes with the MC emblem on the side. Here's some pics of mine now. Also I realize that the interior might be a little off... not worried about that... for now..

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gotjag941
03-20-2013, 07:24 PM
Get a wrap done you can do whatever you want that way

reftech
03-20-2013, 07:30 PM
Check out DuPont imron paint.. It's great stuff!

96prostar190
03-20-2013, 07:33 PM
Get a wrap done you can do whatever you want that way
Can you buy wraps for a 96? That would be awesome.

96prostar190
03-20-2013, 07:34 PM
Check out DuPont imron paint.. It's great stuff!
Ok will do! Thanks man!

Jerseydave
03-20-2013, 07:37 PM
Wrap it!
BTW, your trailer is too long.....looks like it's for a 205. (did you post something about your trailer before?)

96prostar190
03-20-2013, 07:40 PM
Wrap it!
BTW, your trailer is too long.....looks like it's for a 205. (did you post something about your trailer before?)
Haha, yeah I did. I'm just dealing with it for now until I can either find a new one or get this one altered. The trailer is actually for a 2001 Prostar 190, that boats oddly enough a whole foot longer.

Do you know where I can shop for wraps for a 96?

TN Barefooter
03-20-2013, 07:51 PM
Sirlinwraps.com they do wraps for Master Crafts.

96prostar190
03-20-2013, 07:52 PM
Sirlinwraps.com they do wraps for Master Crafts.
Thanks a lot man! I'm going to go check them out right now. Do you have one for your boat?

TN Barefooter
03-20-2013, 07:54 PM
No, I ran across their web page a while back. They might be able to help you out. Good luck, and keep us posted.

jakethebt
03-20-2013, 07:56 PM
You mean like this? This is factory gel. I would not recommend painting over gel unless you have very bad damage that can not be repaired any other way. Most will tell you that paint over the gel will make the boat harder to sell and destroy the resale value. That being said, I dont think your gel quality or colors look bad at all.

96prostar190
03-20-2013, 07:56 PM
No, I ran across their web page a while back. They might be able to help you out. Good luck, and keep us posted.
Cool, thanks a lot! It looks like the website just refers you to a dealer. I'll go in and check it out.

96prostar190
03-20-2013, 07:58 PM
You mean like this? This is factory gel. I would not recommend painting over gel unless you have very bad damage that can not be repaired any other way. Most will tell you that paint over the gel will make the boat harder to sell and destroy the resale value. That being said, I dont think your gel quality or colors look bad at all.
YES! Exactly like that. I actually saw your boat and it made me think about doing it. I think that looks so clean! Your boat looks great!!!

I like mine for MC nostalgia, but that's about it. I'm also noticing that the paint is fading because the guy who owned it before me left it outside the whole time he owned it.

96prostar190
03-20-2013, 08:03 PM
Also, I don't plan on doing any of the work my self. It would be done at a shop that would re-do the gel as well.

88 PS190
03-20-2013, 08:25 PM
I would have to consider selling the boat if it is in good shape and buying the hull you want.

Even with the wraps - it seems like you can invest in a cosmetically poor boat - apply a new finish and come out ahead, instead of investing in a high cost boat and then covering it up.

96prostar190
03-20-2013, 08:28 PM
I would have to consider selling the boat if it is in good shape and buying the hull you want.

Even with the wraps - it seems like you can invest in a cosmetically poor boat - apply a new finish and come out ahead, instead of investing in a high cost boat and then covering it up.
You interested in a 96 Prostar? Haha. I love this boat, but it's always for sale! I've already got my eye on the next boat.

Couldn't agree more with the cosmetics. It didn't bother me at the time and doesn't bother me too much now, however, I've noticed it fading more and more lately. Even with wax, it's not saving it...

88 PS190
03-20-2013, 08:29 PM
Needs a good buffing then, and swap to a different wax.

I'm stock full on boats right now, although there is another one tempting me. Right now my number of marine batteries on chargers exceeds the number of cylinders in my car.

96prostar190
03-20-2013, 08:31 PM
Needs a good buffing then, and swap to a different wax.

I'm stock full on boats right now, although there is another one tempting me. Right now my number of marine batteries on chargers exceeds the number of cylinders in my car.
Haha! I hear ya man... I'm heading that way as well... Did you see that Navy blue X10 that was for sale on here?? That was my dream boat! Too cheap to buy it though.. .maybe one day.

88 PS190
03-20-2013, 08:38 PM
Nah, there is an older Barefoot model around here for 7K. Might be interesting to pick up.

Next boat I buy I'd hope to be more of a reso project, one of those old wooden CC's would be fun.

96prostar190
03-20-2013, 08:39 PM
Nah, there is an older Barefoot model around here for 7K. Might be interesting to pick up.

Next boat I buy I'd hope to be more of a reso project, one of those old wooden CC's would be fun.
Oh nice man. Well good luck with the CC! Love those old boats and love that people are out there keeping them up.

88 PS190
03-20-2013, 08:50 PM
Not yet.

Just picked up a 94 ps190 so I am doubled up on those.

What I really need is a tow vehicle of substance.

96prostar190
03-20-2013, 08:54 PM
Not yet.

Just picked up a 94 ps190 so I am doubled up on those.

What I really need is a tow vehicle of substance.
Cool man, I'm thinking about setting up a trade for my boat. I'm not sure if I want to or not yet though.

Good luck finding a tow vehicle!

gotjag941
03-20-2013, 10:39 PM
You can go to any vinyl good vinyl shop they will be able measure the boat and draw up anything you want then print wrap and install

CC2MC
03-20-2013, 10:58 PM
Check out DuPont imron paint.. It's great stuff!

The imron is good stuff. When I worked at Chris Craft, we put that on some of our boats, but it is not good below the waterline. Like it has been said, paint is generally not good for resale and putting more Gel over the original is not really recommended unless you have a real need to other than just wanting to change the look. But hey, it's only money. Best bet is either wrap it or just be patient and find a boat that already has the color combo you like. I also like the mostly white boats, as they have a very clean look.