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Old 12-16-2004, 12:43 PM
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I'm curious how difficult it is to install new decals on a boat. I'm ordering replacement decals for my 190, and I'm very nervous about putting them on myself. Does anybody have any advice as far as how to do it or whether or not I should even tackle it myself?
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Old 12-16-2004, 12:52 PM
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Where did you order your decals? I have a 96 190 and dealer told me that decals are discontinued from MC. I am looking to replace all five. The color of the lettering is white. I would appreciate any help.



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Old 12-16-2004, 01:09 PM
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I haven't ordered them yet, but I talked to the guy at Bay Area Watersports in Tampa, FL about it and he just told me that they come in kits, and that I needed to get a picture of what I had because he had a few different options that he could order. He also said that the kits are about $85.
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Old 12-16-2004, 01:10 PM
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Actually, one other question I had in addition to how to install the new decals, but what is the best way to remove the old ones?
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Old 12-16-2004, 01:40 PM
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Using a hair dryer to loosen up the decal works well. Stuborn ones make require the use a heat gun. 3m glue remover works well for residual glue.

Spray the surface with a light coat of windex, position the decal wet with backing paper on the decal, squeege onto the surface with a credit card or similar piece of plastic, let windex dry up a little and peel backing paper off. The windex will let you move the position of the decal before you squeege.
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Old 12-16-2004, 02:04 PM
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In lieu of Windex, soap and water in a spray bottle also works well. Make sure to squeegie it good to get all the air bubbles out. Spray the surface of the boat and the front of the decal so your squeegie moves fluidly across it.
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Old 12-16-2004, 02:10 PM
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Any idea what a dealer might charge to do it for you? I can just picture in my mind what this is going to look like when I am done! We'll see how I'm feeling that day
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Old 12-16-2004, 02:14 PM
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Probably more than it's worth. With soap and water spray, it's easy to get straight. As someone who has a lot of stuff professionally done on his boat, this is something I'd tackle myself.
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Old 12-16-2004, 02:20 PM
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Wish me luck! I'll post some pics when I'm done
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