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Pros and Cons: Vinyl and Paint

Old 04-19-2002, 05:48 PM
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Default 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.

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Old 04-19-2002, 05:55 PM
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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.

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Old 04-19-2002, 06:15 PM
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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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