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Old 23-04-2011, 12:05   #16
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Re: Letters on Hypalon

I was advised to use a little Acetone to first clean the Hypalon, then only a very lite coat of Fusion paint.

The Tale goes the thicker the coat the less the adhesion. Damfino, that's what they tell me.

So,, I had a custom number stencil cut, and went with the Fusion paint.
Seems to be ok so far,,,,,





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We just purchased a piece of plexiglass cut it in two and stuck the WM numbers to it. Once this was completed, we drilled two holes in the top of each piece and we hang it off of the line that runs along the top of the tubes.

This works great because you can flip the plates to the inside while it is covered and on the stern of the boat.

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I just went to WM to buy one of the number mounting plaques to hang off my dinghy. They told me they pulled there stock off the shelve because of new Home Land Security rules that ban the use of removable plaques. Just some FYI
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Old 14-08-2011, 09:21   #18
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We're flirting with September and the letters are still holding strong.
The trick is a super thin coat of Fusion paint.
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Re: Letters on Hypalon

I've had the BoatNumberPlates glued to my dinghy for two years. They work fine. Follow the instructions to use glue sparingly -- too much glue will cause the plates to peel away.

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We just purchased a piece of plexiglass cut it in two and stuck the WM numbers to it. Once this was completed, we drilled two holes in the top of each piece and we hang it off of the line that runs along the top of the tubes.
Some states (MD for example) don't consider those plates to be "permanently attached" and the ticket is expensive -- lots more than $60.
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I used the paint from West Marine, works really well. I taped on the stencils, traced them with a pen, then removed the stencils and used a small brush to paint inside the lines.

The paint is available cheaper without the stencil kit from the manufacturer if I recall correctly.

The little pot of paint is enough to stencil four or five dinks, if you are in a situation where you can share.
I did the same thing, it's a little time-consuming but it looks good and should last a long time.
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We're flirting with September and the letters are still holding strong.
The trick is a super thin coat of Fusion paint.
What you've done there does not meet regulations as there should be a space between letters and numbers - ie, CF 3248 RU. You should be OK, but if you meet an officious official...
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Some states (MD for example) don't consider those plates to be "permanently attached" and the ticket is expensive -- lots more than $60.
If you used the right "glue" doesn't it chemically bond to the tube? Thus making it one piece?

The good thing about boat number plates (if you use the official place) is they will pay ANY fine you get. All you have to do is send them a claim form and the paperwork. They guarantee it meets all requirements.
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What you've done there does not meet regulations as there should be a space between letters and numbers - ie, CF 3248 RU. You should be OK, but if you meet an officious official...
It's fine and within the spirit of the law.
At some point in life one has to stop splitting hairs.
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Vinyl letters don't work I've been told.
I have vynal letters and they would be better with a bit of adhesive on them. Basically bums can begin to rub off the lettering.
Mine are fine after 8 months but I don't think they will slat 18 months.
But on the bright side they are cheap and you can do lots with fonts etc.

But happy may not be whats needed with rego numbers...
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If you used the right "glue" doesn't it chemically bond to the tube? Thus making it one piece?

The good thing about boat number plates (if you use the official place) is they will pay ANY fine you get. All you have to do is send them a claim form and the paperwork. They guarantee it meets all requirements.
The glue does chemically bond, but if you use too much glue it doesn't cure properly.

My comment with regard to the plates was not the glue-on BoatNumberPlate (which are fine as far as I know) but to the reference to PVC plates hung off (or zip-tied to) the dinghy hand-hold rope.
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