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Old 07-08-2021, 06:30 PM
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Replacement Boat Decal Poll - what would you do?

So with the vinyl getting redone this September, I'd like to freshen up the exterior as well, once I get her back home and looking for some feedback/opinion from the peanut gallery.

I'm considering two options:

Option 1
DomedNumbers.com, domed triple outline (no gradient), in a 6in high x 60.5in wide, exactly like the bottom black example pic down below. Or should I consider 4in high x 40.3in wide?

Option 2
OEM Satin Black Raised Decal (used 2014-2016) from Waterskis.com, 5in high x 46in wide, see pic below. Actually almost wish I could still get white, but with a black trailer, rubrail and other interior black accents, I think black makes the most sense.

Either way, I would be removing the smaller MasterCraft drip molded logos on each side near the stern.

Last question. Do I gain anything in terms of fading with white gel and given the fact the boat's been garage kept it's whole life, or is it a sure bet I'm going to have a fair amount of compounding?
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Old 07-08-2021, 06:48 PM
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Matte black will look awesome on your boat.
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Old 07-08-2021, 06:50 PM
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had a good right up and lost it.

yes I have the black matte and it looks great.
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Old 07-08-2021, 07:55 PM
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Option 3
Raised Satin White (similar to Satin Black above, but used in 2017). Found them in stock and they seem to be roughly 2/3 the cost of the black.

Could always add Domed Emblem Overlay Set in black from domednumbers.com over the top, which could look sharp, but I believe are only available in gloss black, not flat.
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Old 07-08-2021, 07:58 PM
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Replacement Boat Decal Poll - what would you do?

The newer style raised letters are bad for detailing around and wiping the boat down.
Iíd do a flat sticker like the 90ís boats. Although I donít have experience w the domed letters.
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Old 07-09-2021, 07:50 AM
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Does this bother you? That's as clean as you can get them with a spray bottle and rag wiping down the boat. All of the tight spaces inside and between the letters stay dirty.

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Old 07-09-2021, 09:57 AM
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here is the black. boat just turned 14 this year. we did remove the stern decal later that you can see in the picture.
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Old 07-09-2021, 12:14 PM
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The newer style raised letters are bad for detailing around and wiping the boat down.
Iíd do a flat sticker like the 90ís boats. Although I donít have experience w the domed letters.
Good point, hadn't thought of that.

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Does this bother you? That's as clean as you can get them with a spray bottle and rag wiping down the boat. All of the tight spaces inside and between the letters stay dirty.

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Again, good point. Do they clean up okay with fair amount of effort though? Or do they stain and wear over time?

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here is the black. boat just turned 14 this year. we did remove the stern decal later that you can see in the picture.
Dang, that looks good!!! I think I'm leaning black satin. Any other thoughts or comments? Wish I could find a little cheaper price. Great Lakes Skipper has the 2017 satin white for $189, but MCparts Depot and Waterskis.com want ~$390 a piece for black satin.
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Old 07-09-2021, 12:40 PM
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This is what I could get cleaning with a q tip. Disclaimer, in my 7 years with this boat, this is the first time I've done it.

Another thing to point out, you have to be careful when wiping the boat down with a towel. The corners of the raised letters can catch, and you can end up pulling the letters up some. The tops of my M are loose from people catching them with the towel. I warn people now to be careful around the letters.

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Old 07-09-2021, 12:47 PM
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I may be in the minority but I absolutely love your boat with that original graphic
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