water line stripes

Discussion in 'Fiberglass/Wood/Gelcoat Repair' started by 75torino, Jan 29, 2018.

  1. 75torino

    75torino Member

    43
    Sep 25, 2011
    Brogue Pa
    1989 340 Sport Fisherman 1982 270 Sea Ray Sundancer 330 TRS drive
    Twin FWC 454 Mercruisers
    I hope this finds everyone well I am getting ready to get my boat ready for the spring One of the projects I want to do is to replace all of the vinyl striping on my boat I am looking for suggestions on where to purchase this as I need three colors Thanks in advance Conard
     
  2. northshore

    northshore Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 17, 2011
    Cleveland, OH
    1989 340 Sundancer
    Raymarine E90W Radar/Chartplotter
    Twin 454 Mercruiser 340's
    Try BoatUS.com
     
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  3. Strypes

    Strypes Member

    718
    Dec 10, 2015
    Catawba Island
    12 Meter Trojan International Motor Yacht
    210 Sea Fox Center Console
    Avon 3.11 RIB
    454 Crusaders
    V6 Mercury Saltwater 150HP
    4 Stroke 5HP Mercury
    +1

    That is where I am getting mine. They'll even send you color samples for free. They seem to be reasonable in price and the rolls come in 100'.

    I should've done mine this past weekend when it was in the 40s & 50s. Oh well. 8 weeks & 4 days until launch, assuming there is no ice in the harbor!

    Good luck with your project!
     
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  4. Strypes

    Strypes Member

    718
    Dec 10, 2015
    Catawba Island
    12 Meter Trojan International Motor Yacht
    210 Sea Fox Center Console
    Avon 3.11 RIB
    454 Crusaders
    V6 Mercury Saltwater 150HP
    4 Stroke 5HP Mercury
  5. gdavis67

    gdavis67 Active Member

    119
    Mar 1, 2017
    Saugatuck, MI
    1990 390ec
    Twin 454 Mercruiser T 340 with Hurth drives
    I get mine from hullstirpes.com. Awesome service. You can get up to 4 stripes all applied to one backer to make spacing and install much easier. They have a page on their website to enter the color and size with spacing you are looking for and will send you a quote within hours.
     
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  6. Strypes

    Strypes Member

    718
    Dec 10, 2015
    Catawba Island
    12 Meter Trojan International Motor Yacht
    210 Sea Fox Center Console
    Avon 3.11 RIB
    454 Crusaders
    V6 Mercury Saltwater 150HP
    4 Stroke 5HP Mercury
    Your link didn't work for me, but I found them.

    I sent them a request for samples & a quote as well. We'll see whose colors match better. Hull Stripes seems a bit more expensive but maybe their product is better. We'll see when I receive their samples.

    The BoatUS site seems more user friendly to me. That's my $0.02.
     
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  7. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Try a local sign shop too. They usually have a large selection of vinyl colors and can cut it to just about any width and length you need.
     
  8. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Well-Known Member

    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
    I am having a sign guy make mine. There are different quality levels as well so you may have a better experience with a local shop.
     
  9. gdavis67

    gdavis67 Active Member

    119
    Mar 1, 2017
    Saugatuck, MI
    1990 390ec
    Twin 454 Mercruiser T 340 with Hurth drives
    The nice part about hull stripes is if you are applying more that one stripe, the stripes come on one roll with a heavy overfilm that makes application easier. Straighter stripes and no fuss keeping them the correct distance apart.
     
  10. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2007 44DB
    Cummins QSC 8.3s
    Having installed one set on a 260DA...if I had it to do again, I would go with the 2-stripes on 1-roll with the overfilm. I got them on straight doing them separately, but it was definitely a struggle.

    Bennett
     
  11. Ponty

    Ponty Member

    37
    Jun 28, 2016
    Daphne, AL
    1996 270 Sundancer
    454 Mercruiser w/ Bravo III drive
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    Before and after on hull stripes replacement. Definitely recommend hullstripes.com
     
  12. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    S.W. Ohio
    330 Sport Bridge
    5.7 MPI 350 Merc Bluewaters
    I did mine and my advice is have a helper. It is a two person job. I used soap water to "float" stripe on as I worked.
    Use the fade line or blue painter tape as a guide.
     
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  13. 370Dancer

    370Dancer Member

    700
    Oct 2, 2006
    Florida - Alabama
    1998 370 Sundancer
    380hp MAG MPI V drives
    Mine are gone. Pulled 10 years off the visible age. Like a good tuck ;)
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  14. Strypes

    Strypes Member

    718
    Dec 10, 2015
    Catawba Island
    12 Meter Trojan International Motor Yacht
    210 Sea Fox Center Console
    Avon 3.11 RIB
    454 Crusaders
    V6 Mercury Saltwater 150HP
    4 Stroke 5HP Mercury
    I requested 5 different color samples from Hull Stripes. They sent me a shit load of other colors. Oh well, back to Plan A.
     
  15. Krazzeeddie

    Krazzeeddie Member

    42
    Sep 21, 2017
    Michigan, Lake Saint Clair
    370 Sundancer, 1993
    Avon Rib, Merc 15hp
    Baja 240 Sport, For fun.
    454 Merc... V Drives
    What colors are you looking for?

    Ed
     
  16. Blkbird

    Blkbird Active Member

    252
    Jul 5, 2010
    Lake Lanier, GA
    1997 Sea Ray 450 Sundancer
    Twin 3126 CATS
    Done by a local vinyl wrap company.

    The old 90's blue stripe was removed with a heat gun and a plastic scraper, and then replaced with an extra wide metalic copper band and a narrower dark graphite stripe.

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  17. Strypes

    Strypes Member

    718
    Dec 10, 2015
    Catawba Island
    12 Meter Trojan International Motor Yacht
    210 Sea Fox Center Console
    Avon 3.11 RIB
    454 Crusaders
    V6 Mercury Saltwater 150HP
    4 Stroke 5HP Mercury
    I wish that I knew what the colors were called. One is a dark, dark blue and I'm not sure what the other two colors are and I'm having a heck of a time to find something close. I don't want to change all of my striping, just at the waterline. If I find something close, they're are far enough form other striping that I think that it would be okay.
     
  18. Krazzeeddie

    Krazzeeddie Member

    42
    Sep 21, 2017
    Michigan, Lake Saint Clair
    370 Sundancer, 1993
    Avon Rib, Merc 15hp
    Baja 240 Sport, For fun.
    454 Merc... V Drives
    Do you have some close up pictures? I do a lot of re-striping of boats I might be able to help.

    Ed
     
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  19. Strypes

    Strypes Member

    718
    Dec 10, 2015
    Catawba Island
    12 Meter Trojan International Motor Yacht
    210 Sea Fox Center Console
    Avon 3.11 RIB
    454 Crusaders
    V6 Mercury Saltwater 150HP
    4 Stroke 5HP Mercury
    I do not. I will get some on Tuesday and send them your way. Thank you.
     

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