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Wrapping a boat 26 Jan 2019 15:43 #92992

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That was my thought as well, look at all the bass boats and offshore race boats that are wrapped. My boats are always covered when not in use. The more I look into this the better it looks. 3M even has a high gloss blue that resembles blue anodizing. I would send for a sample first though to be sure. My Rocket was blue and the uv rays have erased most of it. It would be nice to not have to deal with oven cleaner so it would polish up or the chemicals involved with painting. You don't need a twin cartridge respirator to wrap and it looks like two people could handle the job easily. I would polish the bottom and transom, and wrap the sides and center ribbed trim down the center bow deck.
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Wrapping a boat 26 Jan 2019 14:58 #92991

I’m debating wrapping my flying saucer boat right now for spring . I’ve heard it lasts 7-10 years.
Those time frames are based on constant exposure to UV and weather , car use. Most or us keep our boats covered when not in use and their use is limited compared to a car. So I don’t see that part being an issue. Most busses you see with graphics and adds are wrap and seem to hold up well.

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Wrapping a boat 26 Jan 2019 14:14 #92989

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I just looked up some you tube videos. There are quite a few and it looks like heat is the answer to wrapping rivets. They wrap all kinds of boats. What the heck if it doesn't work it'll peel right off. No paint stripper.

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Wrapping a boat 26 Jan 2019 11:41 #92988

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Not really, I put a 40 cu in powerhead that Tom Owens sent me. The motor runs good, but the last time out (2 years ago) It 's got an air leak some where in the fuel system or it's lack of venting from one of those new fangled fuel tanks that blow up like balloons when they get hot. I should chrome the Vagabond. I knew the term Spankmobile would get John's attention!
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Wrapping a boat 26 Jan 2019 04:25 #92985

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Russ, Is the Runabout your go to boat because the Mercury 45 HP motor quit on you and your Vagabond?
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Wrapping a boat 26 Jan 2019 03:33 #92984

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Good point John that would be a deal breaker for me but really only if it was my go to boat. So far my go to boat has become my little runabout. The spankmobile.

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Wrapping a boat 26 Jan 2019 03:07 #92983

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Until this thread I never heard of wrapping. I just checked it out on google and the site I was on said it only lasted 5 or 6 years. That would make it a deal breaker for me.

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Wrapping a boat 26 Jan 2019 02:54 #92982

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Once treatment is over I'll get to it, may be a while.

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Wrapping a boat 26 Jan 2019 02:26 #92981

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keep us posted on what you find,cheers bud

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double check on how well it will adhere to bare aluminum...........just somethin else to ponder.......don't know me

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