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Old 03-11-2013, 12:40 AM
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raised foam Decals, 2007 model decal

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?

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Old 03-11-2013, 01:55 AM
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Have you tried wetsanding and buffing?
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:14 AM
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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..........
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:33 PM
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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.
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:36 AM
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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
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:44 AM
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Here is an 06 x star that had the worst fading I've seen in a long time my guys corrected
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:36 AM
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Wow! That came out great! Thank you for the advice and I will happily stay away from the re-painting idea.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:58 AM
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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.
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:41 AM
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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!
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:24 PM
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Why is your X15 saltwater series sitting on a regular trailer?
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