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Old 19-06-2007, 03:18   #1
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Name change touch up

Any suggestions on a delicate bit of brushwork meant to "white out" a boat name on a white awlgripped hull so new lettering can be applied?

How will it look?

Don't want to re-do the whole hull, at least not yet!

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Old 19-06-2007, 07:27   #2
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I used rubbing compound to reduce if not totally erase the ghost of the old name. From a few feet away it is fine.


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Old 19-06-2007, 07:58   #3
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sneuman, congratulations, I knew you were looking but didn't hear that you had a new boat. What did you get?
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Old 19-06-2007, 12:38   #4
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Sort of depends on the paint used. A red two part paint is as hard to get clean as it can get. Some pigments come cleaner than others. I had a two part red lettering on the transom over new oyster Awlgrip. I had to wet sand then repaint the whole transom. It bled pretty bad. Some times you may be OK with a heat gun as the Awlgrip is harder than perhaps what was used for the lettering. Awlgrip is pretty tough but yoiu can take the shine off if you get carried away. Try a few very small tests.

Go easy at first to see if you can get it closer using the least agressive action. If you are lucky they used cheap paint for the lettering. You could also paint over it in a contrasting color and letter inside of the painted area. Takes a bit more design sense to make it look right but you could.
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