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biggiefl
09-06-2013, 10:15 PM
I am tired of buffing out my deck stripe....does anyone know a place in the Tampa Bay area that does one?

yeller
09-07-2013, 12:02 AM
Pretty much any sign shop that works with vinyl (which is pretty much any sign shop), could make you the stripes.

I did the ones on my boat in vinyl to hold me over until I could paint them on and they turned out great

gcarter
09-07-2013, 07:20 AM
Paint is superior.
Any good automotive paint shop can do it.
A good two part, single stage, high density paint like
BASF R-M UNO-HD.
Likely cost a little more than the vinyl, as the paint cost $300-$400/quart, but it'll last longer than you'll want to keep the boat.

MOP
09-07-2013, 11:15 AM
My graphics on my sail boat were still like new when I sold it, that a little over ten years.

biggiefl
09-08-2013, 10:28 AM
George I don't want to use paint for 2 reasons. 1) If the next owner desires original gel....it's easy to remove. 2) My full cover lays on the deck and I am worried it might screw it up if water or wet sunbrella is on it constantly.

biggiefl
09-11-2013, 12:06 PM
Ok...my friend who does wraps tells me I am better off painting it. :embarasse

Gonna try one other place with the boat in tow and see what gives.

Who has painted their stripe? What did you use for paint? Did you prime? How did it look? How has it held up?

gcarter
09-11-2013, 02:26 PM
This navy is all paint. It's now about 10 years old. Chachi has seen it recently and it still looks really good..

It is the paint I mentioned above. You can prime w/an epoxy primer from BASF, but it's not part of a "system".
The paint is very durable and can be cleaned w/acetone. Tough stuff.

http://www.donzi.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=24264&d=1159816430

http://www.donzi.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=24266&d=1159816430

penbroke
09-11-2013, 02:42 PM
You did a really nice job on the Minx George.


Frank

gcarter
09-11-2013, 04:15 PM
This picture from the side is from about 3 months ago:

http://www.donzi.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=77484&d=1378930435

Pat McPherson
09-11-2013, 08:37 PM
You did a really nice job on the Minx George.


Frank

For sure! Real nice looking paint job!

gcarter
09-12-2013, 02:40 PM
I sure wish I'd painted the TR, I'd have been done three years ago!

VetteLT193
09-12-2013, 03:33 PM
There is a guy in the upper keys who did my boat. can't beat the price if you want Awlgrip. I think... Budman? did the roll/tip method on his boat. You should have seen it in Sarasota a couple years back.

My ZXO is regular paint from the donzi factory. Can't beat that either. The only issues I have with the boat is the area between the rear and front, on the top side, where they opted to not clear the gel. even stored inside it's a pain in the butt to keep looking new.

If you paint it, I'd do the whole deck. My brother did his 22 and it still looked fantastic after 10+ years and a LOT of use.

On the other hand... you can put a 'wrap stripe' on in a couple of hours and be done with it.

biggiefl
09-13-2013, 10:19 AM
I'm leaning still towards wrapping it. If I do decide to paint it I will do it myself with a roll & tip. I helped a friend do his console and it looks awesome.

Carl C
09-13-2013, 11:04 AM
A lot of the Classics came from the factory with the color painted. Mine is yellow paint over a solid white gel-coat hull. From the factory; I bought it new.

biggiefl
09-13-2013, 12:24 PM
They started that after the turn of the century...I am stuck with pink gel :worthy:

gcarter
09-13-2013, 01:00 PM
Nick......it's your boat, do what makes YOU happy.

But I probably wouldn't buy $500.00 in paint and related chemicals, and not spray it on.
I know spraying will always give good results.

JayZ
09-13-2013, 10:34 PM
Nick......it's your boat, do what makes YOU happy.

But I probably wouldn't buy $500.00 in paint and related chemicals, and not spray it on.
I know spraying will always give good results.

You can get very good results with the roll and tip. I have no problem with the wrap idea either. Good Luck

johnaut46
09-15-2013, 08:27 PM
This navy is all paint. It's now about 10 years old. Chachi has seen it recently and it still looks really good..

It is the paint I mentioned above. You can prime w/an epoxy primer from BASF, but it's not part of a "system".
The paint is very durable and can be cleaned w/acetone. Tough stuff.

http://www.donzi.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=24264&d=1159816430

http://www.donzi.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=24266&d=1159816430

Mr. Carter,

Are the rub rails painted as well???

I have a Blue Hull 33z Crossbow and I am looking at painting the rub rail yellow... The Same colors as the Blue Angles I guess. Being a former Marine I think I should copy you and use red. LOL I just don't have red in my vinyl.



Any suggestions is greatly appreciated.

JA

gcarter
09-16-2013, 07:51 AM
They were powder coated. The old aluminum rails get scratched and gouged. Simply sand smooth (w/nothing sticking up higher than the rest of the rail) and have them powdercoated. The material will fill all but the deepest gouges.
It's extremely durable and tough. You can clean it w/lacquer thinner.
There're a lot of fence companies that do powder coating. Since it's a side line for them, they're not so seemingly greedy.

johnaut46
09-16-2013, 03:44 PM
Thank you very much for that info.

Did you do a test run on the powder coating to make sure it was going to turn out how you liked?

I powder coated forks and wheels on my Harley but did not turn out 100% of how I liked, again, thanks for the info.

John

gcarter
09-16-2013, 06:59 PM
I had nothing to lose since the rail was at least 20 years old.
It turned out a lot better than I thought it would.

biggiefl
09-17-2013, 01:09 PM
I have to take her to a couple shops for a wrap estimate and go from there. Right now my back's out so no dice this week.