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Repaint project

Getting ready to bottom paint and do topside paint on my recently purchased sailboat, this is the first saiboat. The logo on the back needs to be redone. Anyone recognize this font? Should i have a vinyl decal made, have it e
Repainted? Im no artist and it would likely turn out looking like a backwooda no trespassing sign.

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Re: Repaint project

Take that picture to any vinyl sign maker and they should be able to closely duplicate it if that's what you want.

I'd consider doing something that wasn't quite so obscured by the outboard...
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Re: Repaint project

Think it depends on your cost tolerance. I customised a decal at the Boat US website - turned out fine.
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Not to hijack the thread but why do you have an outboard bracket? it looks there is an exhaust fitting on the transom.
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P. O. Did it the original atomic 4 stuck a valve and he decieded to go outboard bracket. I have another atomic rebuilt and will be swapping it in the outboard bracket will then go away.

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Re: Repaint project

Looks like he does have an atomic 4. Outboard bracket likely added after the 4 gave it trouble.

As for the name... Yep, take a high resolution picture... and measurements... and to a vinyl graphics sign place. But you'll likely have to remove all that is there, sand, blah blah, because it won't be exactly the same.

If you are considering replacing the A4 in that Cal 29 maybe you remove the outboard bracket as well.

Since you are planning on a repaint (I assume the boat was already painted)... if it wasn't already painted, you MAY want to consider reviving the gelcoat with a wetsand compound/polish/wax. If it was painted before, then that won't work and repainting is really your best option. Been there.

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Re: Repaint project

I would just take the lettering off and re-do to your own taste. I second not painting the topsides unless you need to. BTW, the photobucket link is to your whole photo album. If you use the IMG code, it will just post the picture.
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Ahh thanks for the photobucket heads up. Yeah boat has been painted and it is in sad shape....

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Re: Repaint project

Darn Bill, repainting is a REAL drag...
www.shnool.com - /images/capri25/Boat Projects-2012/Topsides/
Trust me I know. Roll and tip works (sort of).. I stink at it (not patient enough). The paints available are quite good though.

Despite what they tell you, you WILL need to prime. Just my $0.02.

I am nothing but a rank amateur (at everything) but feel free to email me shnool @ yahoo if there is any information I have that might be helpful. I like how my boat turned out, but I'd not do it again.
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Re: Repaint project

Not to beat a dead horse, but are you sure the topsides are painted? I'd really want to confirm that before committing. My last boat was standard "white" gelcoat. My new boat has painted topsides, and until I got it, I never understood why people were so adamant about not painting the hull. Now I know. In my case, it's on the "it would be nice to fix" list, but it isn't a priority. In your case, I'd want to completely confirm that its paint before continuing.

As for the letters, if they are vinyl, they should peel off pretty easily. A heat gun and tweezers or a scraper will do wonders. If it's painted on, as I understand it, oven cleaner will get it off. Just be careful to tape off the area and use LOTS of plastic under the lettering so you don't damage anything else. Apparently even topsides paint won't come off with the oven cleaner - BUT - before you go full tilt, test it on a small spot first. I don't want to be wrong.

Once the lettering is off, if its gel coat, you'll be amazed at how well just a compound/polish/wax will get rid of most of the ghost from the lettering. It will still be there, but it will be hard to see. Then you can either pick a new name/logo that covers most of that area, or make a logo with a solid background and have it completely cover the ghost of the old name.
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