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Replacment vinyl stripes

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Replacment vinyl stripes

Postby Cliffm » December 20th, 2018, 10:15 am

Anyone replaced their vinyl stripes? P.O. (first or second?) have removed much of the factory stripes from our 2006 Carver 36 MY. I've found some remining on the port side lower, that appears to be 3/4 or 1" black with 1/4 Gold on top, and a second 1/4 Gold above a 1/4 space.

Is there a "go-to" plce who supplies these stripe kits? or is it just automotive stuff? 3M from Wesco or someone similiar?

We'd like to replace the missing stripes, maybe skip going around the front salon window area? Just do port/starbaord sides, upper & lower areas.

As always, your input is much appreciated!

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Re: Replacment vinyl stripes

Postby mjk1040 » December 20th, 2018, 4:55 pm

Cliff; u can google it and find anything u need. But I/M/O, hire a graphics guy or gal and have it custom done. Had our upper stripping done a couple of years ago by one and I can tell u if u don't do it every day it's worth the $$'s to pay to have it done professionally. Believe me u'll screw it up and get pissed at urself. But like I said u can find all kinds of stripping online if u so choose to do it urself.
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Re: Replacment vinyl stripes

Postby Cooler » December 20th, 2018, 5:49 pm

Cliffm - you may want to connect with Carver. I would not be surprised if they have some. Those rolls are easy to store & do not take up much space. They usually provided the original owner with a roll for repairs. That person probably has them if you know who it is. Good luck! 8-) er
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Re: Replacment vinyl stripes

Postby waybomb » December 20th, 2018, 6:40 pm

We bought our new stripes from something like hullstripes.com, I believe.
You pick the colors, the widths, and they make them for you. Doesn't take long either. hey use 3M materials.
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Re: Replacment vinyl stripes

Postby bud37 » December 20th, 2018, 9:03 pm

I have used something that was actually labelled as boot stripe tape, auto pin stripe tape, some I got from vinyl sign guy and some I have painted.......all worked fine. The trick as with most things is the prep work.
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Re: Replacment vinyl stripes

Postby Midnightsun » December 21st, 2018, 4:33 am

I ordered mine from the local lettering shop. Tell them it is for a boat and choose the color from a chart. There are many qualities when it comes to this material and you do need the right stuff being exposed to the elements the way a boat is. I ended up with 3m but not sure which thickness or type, that is where the knowledge of the local lettering place comes in. ;-)
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Re: Replacment vinyl stripes

Postby denpooch » December 22nd, 2018, 5:15 pm

I purchased replacements directly from Carver. They are sold by the foot.
Although It was not an 'exact' replacement for the 2005 vintage, they worked out very well.
I only had to replace a few damaged spots.

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