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Thread: Vinyl Wrapping instead of Repainting the Hull!!???

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    I always wondered how hard it is to remove a wrap (that day will come). I found this article - http://www.lucentwraps.com/2014/11/c...p-easy-remove/

    After 3 years it gets harder to remove, and saw this quote: "Many wrap shops and independent installers use 3M Primer 94 to speed-up the installation process by not performing the necessary steps for an installation that will last for years rather than months. Using the primer is like cheating on a test so you can barely get a passing grade."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn McCarthy View Post
    I always wondered how hard it is to remove a wrap (that day will come). I found this article - http://www.lucentwraps.com/2014/11/c...p-easy-remove/

    After 3 years it gets harder to remove, and saw this quote: "Many wrap shops and independent installers use 3M Primer 94 to speed-up the installation process by not performing the necessary steps for an installation that will last for years rather than months. Using the primer is like cheating on a test so you can barely get a passing grade."
    Thanks Glenn,

    THIS is EXACTLY the type of info I'm looking for before we settle on going with a vinyl wrap. So much to learn yet!!!

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    For $600, given some experience with shrink wrap and a reversible process, how wrong can you go? Very interested to see how this turns out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tenders View Post
    For $600, given some experience with shrink wrap and a reversible process, how wrong can you go? Very interested to see how this turns out.
    Hi Tenders,

    Agreed! ...It's certainly worth a try. I would expect with careful preparation, learning all we can and NOT rushing the process should get it done correctly. We were mostly thinking before about rolling and tipping a paint job but was not thrilled with the prospects of fighting cottonwood trees and/or possible orange peel. Our one friend with a now pristine Tartan 30 did his boat but ended up fine sanding the paint to a gloss. NO FUN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn McCarthy View Post
    I always wondered how hard it is to remove a wrap (that day will come). I found this article - http://www.lucentwraps.com/2014/11/c...p-easy-remove/

    After 3 years it gets harder to remove, and saw this quote: "Many wrap shops and independent installers use 3M Primer 94 to speed-up the installation process by not performing the necessary steps for an installation that will last for years rather than months. Using the primer is like cheating on a test so you can barely get a passing grade."

    The same article said that Primer 94 has to be used when wrapping boats.
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    Toddster, that is the boat. Our friends kids decided it would be cool so they went for it. I don't think the goal was perfection, more like distraction of the other racers! Whatever keeps the kids engaged with sailing I guess is a good thing...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigd14 View Post
    Toddster, that is the boat. Our friends kids decided it would be cool so they went for it. I don't think the goal was perfection, more like distraction of the other racers! Whatever keeps the kids engaged with sailing I guess is a good thing...
    Thanks. Right after I hit "send" I had to smile at myself - what are the odds that there are TWO boats like that in the state?
    There sure are a lot of kids around the marina all summer - and what seems to be a pretty large youth sailing program. I'm sure most of them sail better than I do.
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