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Old 11-25-2006, 05:23 PM
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Any easy way to touch up the inside Shep is to use a black paint marker.
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Old 11-25-2006, 05:38 PM
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I used Krylon gloss black. Actually, the finish isn't quite as good as I wanted it to be. If you look at it closely or at the right angle, you can tell it has been spray painted. It doesn't look as smooth and glossy as the original finish. But it's still a lot better than before.
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Old 11-26-2006, 06:01 PM
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The boat is looking good! I also like the black drop shadow.

Couple of questions -

How much of a hassle is it to remove the windshield to paint it? My frame need help too.

I noticed that MC sells decal sets and replacement skins for older models. Are they competitive on pricing?
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Old 11-26-2006, 07:16 PM
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I never thought about removing the windshield frame before painting it. I spent a lot of time masking it off -- probably 3 hours total prep time -- before I painted it. Even if I removed the windshield from the boat, I'd still have to mask off a lot of it unless I was going to remove the window panes from the frame. Just didn't want to mess with that.

You may have trouble finding the old decals and skins for the older boats. I had no luck and called a lot of dealers. You may get lucky with your boat though. I'm having the decals made from scratch at a local shop. It's not expensive and it looks like (from the proofs they gave me) they're doing a good job. I'll be picking them up this week.

Got the new pinstripes on today. I'll post some pics after I get the new decals on later this week.
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Old 12-05-2006, 10:34 PM
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In case you guys are interested, I got some pics of my new decal installation. First, I removed the old decals and buffed out the area as best as I could with the circular buffer. There was a little shadowing from the old stickers but you can only see it if you look close at the right angle. Here is the boat with side Mastercraft decals removed. Looks kind of naked doesn't she?
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Old 12-05-2006, 10:36 PM
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OK, installing the new decal using the method recommended by the decal shop. I taped up the new decal, trying to overlay it as closely as possible on the old decal's shadow. Then I separated each individual letter with a razor blade. Then I was able to squeegee down each individual letter while the blue tape kept them all lined up.
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Old 12-05-2006, 10:38 PM
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At this point, half the letters are squeegeed down. I did one letter at a time, removing the backing and carefully pressing it down on the boat with a small hard plastic "squeegee."
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Old 12-05-2006, 10:40 PM
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After getting all the letters down, remove the tape and top layer and here's the finished product. I took you guys' advice and decided on the red/black lettering. Looks good don't it?
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Old 12-05-2006, 10:41 PM
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Here's a "before" shot.
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Old 12-05-2006, 10:42 PM
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I did the same thing with the new "Prostar 190" decals. You can also see the new pinstriping in these shots.

Edit -- That's weird. The stripes in the "Prostar" word are actually horizontal - parallel to the "190" stripes. I wonder why the camera made them look diagonal.
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