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Go ahead and look into the difference. I personally found using my sign guy, that painting was more expensive than vinyl by a bunch. The vinyl on my company trucks/trailers have lasted over 10 yrs. I really doubt you will get paint to last that long. Well it might, but if out in the open, it seems to fade, wear off more than vinyl. Many varieties of Vinyl are warranteed/guaranteed to not fade for 7-8 yrs.
You can see my preferred preference. In the end, tho, like a lot of things, there are pros and cons to ea. To do vinyl, like paint, one needs to make sure you prep, put lines, pencil or equal on the boat to get the letters in between where one wants them, level with the water line etc. If not done correctly, either will look horrible! Either will look good.
Another pro to vinyl, is it is easier to remove with a heat gun, torch or equal. Altho the latter, ie torch, one needs to be a bit more careful than a heat gun/hardryer etc. Paint is lots of scrubbing with goof off/acetone or equal, along with brass wool, or equal plastic pad.
Good luck on search.
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