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drakesis
10-06-2011, 04:07 PM
What's the best way of applying a 15" x 17ft stripe on the sides of a boat? In sections or one long piece?

oldgoatroper
10-06-2011, 04:11 PM
15" wide?

Is this a boot stripe or a cove stripe?

drakesis
10-06-2011, 04:17 PM
15" high, by the whole width of the boat. Which is 17 feet long.

drakesis
10-06-2011, 04:19 PM
I'm not familiar with boat terms, but it's high up. It will be mostly above water.

OldPaint
10-06-2011, 04:22 PM
best way to do this ...is outa the water)))))

drakesis
10-06-2011, 04:26 PM
best way to do this ...is outa the water)))))

lol, it will be... I'm looking for some tips or tricks on apply something this big and long.

oldgoatroper
10-06-2011, 04:32 PM
So, this 15" wide stripe runs the length of the hull from the bow to the stern just under the hull/deck joint, correct?

You do realize that this stripe will almost certainly have to be distorted as it follows the hull shape from the bow to the stern and that it will not have an even appearance after it is applied?

The only real way to do something like this that is so wide is to manually place a line of tape at where the top of your stripe would be and another where the bottom of the strip would be -- this one you will have to stand back a distance and adjust as necessary to account for the changing angle and curvature of the hull and so it looks correct to the eye.

then apply an oversize chunk of vinyl or several pieces as necessary and VERY CAREFULLY score the surface of the vinyl with an X-Acto along where it meets the underlying tape -- then remove the excess and tape. This will take a fairly long time.


Boot Stripe = stripe just above and parallel to the waterline

Cove Stripe = stripe just under the hull deck joint or along the top of the topsides (the section of hull that is above water)

Billct2
10-06-2011, 04:38 PM
What goatguy said

drakesis
10-06-2011, 04:46 PM
Thank you guys, I must appreciate it~! Now I will go on and quote the job. Thanks again!

OldPaint
10-06-2011, 04:49 PM
mod z chris........you up dar with pierre tardoff hey?

drakesis
10-06-2011, 04:55 PM
mod z chris........you up dar with pierre tardoff hey?

Yup, it's already freezing at night. Snow's a coming soon, probably in a week or two....

briankb
10-06-2011, 06:04 PM
Why don't they just paint it? Sorry to be a kill joy but putting a stripe that wide and long doesn't make much sense to me. Is it special "camo" vinyl or something?

drakesis
10-06-2011, 06:17 PM
Why don't they just paint it? Sorry to be a kill joy but putting a stripe that wide and long doesn't make much sense to me. Is it special "camo" vinyl or something?

I've gotten them to change their mind, they're going with some regular graphics and lettering. So it'll be an easy job now, :wink:

cajunaviator
11-12-2011, 01:51 PM
For future reference, you can use knifless tape. You can place one strip on the top and one on the bottom. Overlay your vinyl to cover the knifless tape and then use the knifless tape to cut the vinyl and you are done.

StickySigns
11-26-2011, 03:56 AM
@Cajunaviator:
I've heard someone talking about the knifeless tape thing a month ago.
If I understood correctly this is a tape with a cutting wire inside which you pull up when the vinyl is applied over it so it cuts the vinyl?
If so, where can we find this as I don't have a supplier for anything like it?

thx for the info.

cajunaviator
11-26-2011, 05:50 AM
Sticky Signs,
Fellers sells the knifless tape in several different widths.