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I have seen boats that had just the transom painted that I did not discover until standing a few feet away. I would guess that the old letters ghosting through would also not be visible until a few feet away.
This was my thought as well. As I don't have the finances for a haul out, I'm going to try this route first...
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This was my thought as well. As I don't have the finances for a haul out, I'm going to try this route first...
Why would repainting be easier in the water than the suggestions for chemical removers or compound and a buffing wheel? I would actually think the other way around.


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Re: Transom Lettering Height?

im doing my transom letters as we speak

wet sanded the old painted name off...then slightly hand polished

now Im waiting for my graphics to be finsihed and Ill be pressing them on

you can not see the old name or the shadow it leaves after you "polish" or buff to fair

I m on the hook btw

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Why would repainting be easier in the water than the suggestions for chemical removers or compound and a buffing wheel? I would actually think the other way around.
I'm going to try the buffer first, but I hold no expectation that 45 year old gelcoat will buff out to an even consistency...we'll see how it goes.
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youd be surprised! jajaja

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I updated my original post with before and after pictures. Thanks for all who offered their wisdom and advice.

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And here's the new lettering. In hindsight, I should have gone larger, but since this was so easy, and relatively cheap, I'll probably go bigger next year. But, I think it turned out great, and my daughter, the original Avri Ellis, will be thrilled!


I want to thank all of you for your expert advice!
I think the size and font are perfect, and it's a great name.
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Re: Transom Lettering Height?

Looks great!

Not that you need to, but if you do replace it again next year, just a heat gun followed by some 3M plastic cleaner will deal with one year old lettering. Won't be anything like this attempt.

Cheers.
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