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DBrown2
06-04-2014, 03:23 PM
Hoping someone has access to old art work or someone has it in Vector so I can get reproduced local.
See pic for it

mikeg205
06-04-2014, 03:27 PM
many of the x-star graphic files are not available.

I asked for them from MC and the company that designed them no longer had them nor were they on file at MC.

you may want to try gmediawraps.com https://www.facebook.com/GMediaWraps?ref=br_tf

for design.

moleson10
06-04-2014, 03:57 PM
Plan B could be to just put the MASTERCRAFT letters on the side. I think that is a good clean look.

Nice looking X btw.

mikeg205
06-04-2014, 04:11 PM
this looks clean...

DBrown2
06-04-2014, 09:24 PM
Thanks... I attempted to go naked... But my Gel metal flake due to age .. still shows the perfect outline of graphic. So its either put back on or wrap it... or do a giant oval w that MC logo over top.

Next time no dark garage late night working on boat.. couldn't see shadowing till pulled out in sun.

Since its metal flake.. wet sanding is not much of a option.

Mikeg do you have a part number for that?

DBrown2
06-04-2014, 09:59 PM
The last thought.. get someone to take a high res pic of yours and email to me. A buddy can then turn it into Vinyl

mikeg205
06-04-2014, 10:03 PM
I don't have the part number or a hi res picture. getting an exact match will be tough - but who ever draws it should be local to get some measurements of the ghosting.

DBrown2
06-05-2014, 07:56 AM
Mikeg your exactly right my buddy is set... if I have to that way..
well you can get gist of ghosting from these pics.

DBrown2
06-05-2014, 08:00 AM
I got my buddy cutting some silver metallic vinyl today of the new X Star logo to put on it just placing it like the new one's. Half between the bow and cockpit just to see if it pulls your eye away from shadow. I am very OCD about my stuff.. though at 10 feet its hard to notice. .. its just that I know it so it keeps me up at night. Ha

mikeg205
06-05-2014, 09:24 AM
I really suggest some 3M Primer 94 - or at minimum edge edge sealer on the leading edge - the oxidized gel will allow moisture under the vinyl and it won't stick well for the long term.

A light wet sand with 1000-1500 grit won't work and that gel?

DBrown2
06-05-2014, 01:00 PM
My neighbor did... say Hey man that's cool how that graphic is in the paint... Like how Bikers do the Skulls etc that you can only see at a certain glance.

I thought ummm... Maybe I will use that...

As for Light Wet Sand... these pics are after doing just that, I didn't want to get to crazy since I am now in season. Possible in the Winter I will get more into Blending the Gel or possible Having it Re applied possible..

I first used 3M Heavy Ox... which greatly improved it... but then I moved to Wet sand which took it again to these pics.

StrmChzr
06-05-2014, 04:41 PM
I had same "graphic" shadow on my 05 XStar when I bought it. Wore my elbow out using Meguiars heavy Ox, then mild Ox, polish, and finally wax the first couple weekends I owned boat, but shadow is totally gone. No idea if flake is different than my non-flake gel, but I'd really rub her down good before you throw in the towel. I felt the same way, but nothing a lot of elbow grease couldn't work out.

Which reminds me that it's time for my annual gelcoat massage.... Glad I bought a buffer this spring! Time for some Wax on/wax off fun!

DBrown2
06-05-2014, 04:49 PM
Trust me... I have 3 hours in on each side, Using once again Heavy Ox to Wet Sanding. I will admit its much improved, so maybe some general sun baking and use along with more buffing will improve it.

StrmChzr
06-05-2014, 05:09 PM
Assumed you had but figured I'd add my $.02 anyways. Could be the difference between flake and non-flake or the fact graphics were on my white gelcoat - I don't know. Best of luck.

DBrown2
06-06-2014, 03:26 PM
Alright Guys... if someone would be so kind as to take a pic of your 2005 X Star Hull Sides in a high res... I am getting them reproduced.

DBrown2
06-09-2014, 04:27 PM
Bump anyone Help a fellow MC brother out?

mikeg205
06-09-2014, 06:21 PM
getting some of the older X star graphics is hard - I am always on the lookout for the artwork.

mike

DBrown2
06-10-2014, 12:49 PM
MikeG... a Buddy says he can Reproduce if he has a good clean Side shot... in the 3M-5M Range. To bad all my pics of the boat were from the side, plus all the ones I find online are from the side.

mikeg205
06-10-2014, 01:01 PM
Thousands ????


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jvbaca
06-10-2014, 11:24 PM
No to Hijack but..... - DBrown2 - what kind of pricing/turnaround time are you talking for the reproduction? If the pricing is right I would send a hi-res pic of my x45 graphic for your buddy to reproduce. Sorry MikeG for the interruption.......

By the way I hope you guys enjoy your summer - it was the longest winter in history for me!

DBrown2
06-14-2014, 10:04 PM
Alright since I'm not one who sits around... any one photo shop either of these graphics on my boat. The first one my buddy can just duplicate. .. just using the X Star section of each

swatguy
06-15-2014, 12:38 PM
Here are a couple different options. They have ton of OEM graphics At least 4 different XStar ones.
http://greatlakesskipper.com/catalogsearch/result/index/?dir=desc&limit=all&order=relevance&q=Mastercraft+decal&x=-890&y=-105

Here is the one you were looking at possibility
http://greatlakesskipper.com/mastercraft-2008-x-star-x-graphic-viper-red-vinyl-boat-decals-set-of-2-758111

mikeg205
06-15-2014, 03:18 PM
Here are a couple different options. They have ton of OEM graphics At least 4 different XStar ones.
http://greatlakesskipper.com/catalogsearch/result/index/?dir=desc&limit=all&order=relevance&q=Mastercraft+decal&x=-890&y=-105

Here is the one you were looking at possibility
http://greatlakesskipper.com/mastercraft-2008-x-star-x-graphic-viper-red-vinyl-boat-decals-set-of-2-758111

ask how old they are... old glue poor adhesion.. if you buy I recommend some additional fresh 3M vinyl adhesive and edge sealer.

offroad-powersports
06-16-2014, 10:57 PM
If you email Mastercraft customer service they will get you in touch with Universal Products, the company who made the graphics for MC. I purchased decals directly through them (with MC permission). I had to supply them with MC part numbers. They turned out really good. Be ready to drop some cash.
www.u-p.com

mikeg205
06-16-2014, 11:14 PM
Yes these big graphics places need coin to keep the lights on.

skitilldark
06-18-2014, 06:09 PM
I found this from some of my old files. I have it higher res than what I am posting here if you need it.

DBrown2
06-23-2014, 09:23 AM
Sweet Deal... I sent you a PM, with my email addy. The outline is getting less noticeable the more the boat is in the Sun...

Once I have the image... I will check with my buddy about producing it.

DBrown2
06-25-2014, 04:49 PM
Well now I am thinking instead of going back old... My buddy took the image above, and the detail in the graphic would take a lot of time for him, so Free was turning into a project.


So does anyone have a Clean Shot of this Logo...

I am going to put it just on the Boat or inlay it into a Carbon Fiber Background.

DBrown2
04-24-2015, 10:19 AM
Bump for ideas... Need some photo shop help... Basically I need a Black oval background or a background with XStar or Mastercraft.