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Old 04-20-2013, 10:53 AM
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Oh yeah I should of mention 70-80 degrees - optimal application temperature... Doh!
So I'm thinking..................maybe the 4th of July
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:53 AM
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So I'm thinking..................maybe the 4th of July
If we're lucky... at this rate...but knowing the midwest...it will be 90 in 3 weeks...
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:55 AM
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If we're lucky... at this rate...but knowing the midwest...it will be 90 in 3 weeks...
Furnace running at night..............A/C by afternoon.
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:15 PM
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........... develop alignment method .
I use a cheap self-leveling level similar to this one ( http://www.harborfreight.com/self-le...vel-69243.html ) for alignment. My level has came in handy many times over once I started using it, so the investment is well worth the $50 or so. I think I paid $60 for a cheap version. Works like a charm.

Level the boat with a small level (torpedo level or any other level) and the trailer tongue jack, then use the laser level to shoot a line to follow. No tape needed. The laser line stays right there for as long as the 9V battery is good (I get long life from a 9V).

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Old 04-22-2013, 12:11 PM
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thanks for the input guys. i'll be carefully taking all of this into consideration.

good to have a thread that's got all of this info in one spot.
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:13 PM
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What are you changing to.....I removed mine, not sure if/what I want to put on.........
I ordered a larger mirrored domed "MasterCraft" decal for the side and I'm taking the same "2" thats currently under the switch X and putting it on the rear where the smaller "MasterCraft" logo was. I just want to update the look. its too plain for my liking with all the graphics removed and looks a little dated with what's on there now. "that's sooooo like 5 years ago" ::said like a valley girl::
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:45 AM
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Process to prep...

#1 Use hot water and dawn dishwashing soap... put enough dawn in so water feels slippery... wash area down well rinse...rinse...rinse...

#2 Get at least 30% isopropyl alcohol white down with cloth towels... let dry...

#3 Get some lint free towels and wipe down again with isopropyl.

You can use this for to aid in application... https://www.signsplusbanners.com/ite...+Applicationse

get one of these to squeegee the graphics from the transfer tape .. this is the best one out there..

https://www.signsplusbanners.com/ite...Hand+Squeegees
Thanks for the info Mike, so do you recommend using the wet application method? I did my stern decals dry last year and they turned out pretty good, but I did have a few bubbles that stayed even when I popped them and tried to smooth them out. I am going to replace the side decals this year and wonder if I should spray the water/soap mix. Also with the sealer pen you recommend, do you just trace around the edges of the whole decal when dry?
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:25 AM
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Thanks for the info Mike, so do you recommend using the wet application method? I did my stern decals dry last year and they turned out pretty good, but I did have a few bubbles that stayed even when I popped them and tried to smooth them out. I am going to replace the side decals this year and wonder if I should spray the water/soap mix. Also with the sealer pen you recommend, do you just trace around the edges of the whole decal when dry?
Regarding the pen - yes - use only when dry.

Regarding wet application - It will help you if you don't do this a lot. Distilled water will also allow you to position the decals - I don't recommend soapy water spray - get application solution as it dries without any residue...these decals aren't cheap so a few extra buck for application solution is worth it. Also a little heat works well too if the ambient temperature is below 65 degrees.

The spray soap mix is usually used (great english...lol) on window tint. The adhesive is designed for that. If you are ordering your graphics from a vinyl shop you can request air-egress vinyl which actually has air channels on the adhesive side to aid in moving air bubbles
out of the decal or wrap.



An extra set of hands for lining up the decal is best since magnets can't help to hold things in place.

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Old 04-23-2013, 10:31 AM
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I will be very interested in reading and seeing methods myself. I will be replacing my S+S graphics this year. Maybe we can all learn something here. Please do post pics, as I am sure that there will be the usual outpouring of information coming.
SS I replaced all these graphics - and some on these shots below. My plan is to replace the Hull decals eventually with metallic vinyl. The trailer decals are DOT orange and red reflective.
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:34 PM
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Just too sweet. Thanks for the pics. Remember, around here without pics it didn't happen!
This is a super thread.
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