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Old 09-25-2012
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Re: Vinyl Striping vs. Painting?

Vinyl tape can do a nice job on a cove stripe. I saw a Whitby 42 get painted scarlet 2-part and then striped and lettered with 3M tape that looked like gold leaf. It was gorgeous. It was intended for marine use according to the owner - he got it from a shop that specialized in 3M commercial products. Vinyl striping lasts for years & years on cars and it can be removed with a special "eraser" wheel on a small grinder. These are available at tool stores that sell auto body stuff.

Tape doesn't work for boot tops though because their width has to vary, particularly around the stern, in order to "look" the same width all the way.
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