Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Coach1310

Best way to install boat decals???

7 posts in this topic

I finally got my new boat decals and want the process to go better then my registration numbers did(don't ask mad). Do any of you guys have any tricks that would help the process to keep from getting creases and such? I remember reading something a while back in another thread, but couldn't find it in the "Search" function. Thanks for any help.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

best luck i have had with decals on any surface is to spray on a bunch of water or windex on to where you are going to apply the decal. then put the decal on and coat the top of that with windex. then use a credit card to smooth everything out and get the excess liquid out. when that is done let it dry for awhile. when everything is completely dry then pel the backing off of the decal. the windex should allow you to reposition the decal as much as you want before it dries.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

couple of drops of dish soap in a spray bottle is all we used on large applications. The sign squeegee will work a lot better than a credit card. Most sign places will include a blue one with an order. I prefer either the gray or gold depending on what substrate I am apply the vinyl to.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The blue squeegee works great too. I detailed for auto body shops and applied ALOT of decals. The detergent and water is best. You can after squeezing the bubbles and creases out gently use a hair drier to speed the dry-ing process. When you pull the backing off, try to keep it parellel to the surface. And take your time..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What does a squeege run and where can I get one? My decals came straight from Alumacraft....no squeege! Thanks for all the help!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sign supply or a sign shop will have them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • chicks maybe exploring what the beak is for
    •   You can also be a little creative with the leftover meat.  For example: The wife and I will whip up a spanish rice mixed in with the pork and make Enchiladas or heat the pork on the stove top, mix in some BBQ sauce and make quesadillas (the grandkids love them).   There's more to pulled pork than sandwiches.  
    • that is great!!!!   good for you guys!!!!
    • Your right rs_ld,  a full smoker is the way to go, leftovers can always be frozen and re heated..good eats.
    • 195 degrees on these butts. Like they say, if you are going to spend 9 hrs smoking 5# of meat, you just as well spend the same amount of time smoking 45#. The local grocery had these on sale so had a few friends take the offer to throw a roast on for them. Took two off early for slicing  Pulling the rest cost them each a beer though!
    • Very good stuff, kinda tasted like ribs with this recipe,  I'll keep at it til I find the right one!! Good luck moon lake!!
    • It will be interesting to see how the Warriors react in free agency.  Will they be able to keep the team together?  It seems like all these guys value winning above a paycheck so they might be willing to sign deals that will still allow the team flexibility to keep good role players around them.    
    • That's too bad.  The fish were ON FIRE up there.  I went out with my dad and uncle with our tiller walleye boat, and hardly a clue what we were doing, and we crushed them!  Ended up with 118 pounds of packaged salmon fillets.  I think I can honestly say it was the most fun fishing trip I've had in my life.  Here's my biggest of the trip, 25 pounds.    
    •   It's amazing to see a thoroughly talented team like Cleveland just get dissected like a back alley pick up team. I agree--GS will be THE team to beat for several more years if they keep their nucleus. I think we can make them sweat a little bit now, though, so that's pretty exciting for a change! 
    • dang I can see why anyone would slobber!!!!
  • Our Sponsors