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  1. #1
    My Boats:
    85 Formula 302
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Indy, St. Louis, LOTO

    Pros and Cons: Vinyl and Paint

    I tried this thread a few weeks ago in another area, and only got a few good replys. So now we're tring the General Discussion area.

    Looking for Pros and Cons of vinyl and paint graphics, other than "Vinyl is less $$" and "Paint lasts longer."

    What are the limitations of each?
    How do you repair scratched vinyl?
    Can vinyl have a gloss like clearcoat?
    Can vinyl survive below the waterline?
    Up close, does paint look better?
    Etc, etc.

    Details welcomed


  2. #2
    Registered Shane's Avatar
    My Boats:
    2009 FORMULA 292
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Lake George, NY it's not called "Queen of American Lakes" for nothin'!
    If you have the money and don't mind the "permanency" go with paint. Vinyl can be changed more easily and obviously costs less money but just doesn't have the shine and luster of paint.

    Good Luck,


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    Charter Member Charter Member fastedy's Avatar
    My Boats:
    2003 34' SUPERBOAT Special, 2001 30'SUPERBOAT Y2K, 2001 YAMAHA JET BOAT, 1974 REGATTA JET BOAT
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    richmond virginia
    This is a picture from last year it's all vinyl never had any problems. I just recieved a vinyl plotter (cutter) and software hope to redo the boat next week before Daytona if I have time. also find some pic's of the Ale House A Canopy boat, It had great vinyl.

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