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Has anybody tried vinyl wrap instead of painting a boat and if so how does it last?

 

 

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I looked into it a couple of years ago, for my 19' aluminum they estimated $1,900 with no guarantee.

didn't do anything

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Why pay to wrap your boat unless you have something to advertise? What’s the benefit?


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Why pay to wrap your boat unless you have something to advertise? What’s the benefit?


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My Islander can use a paint job I was debating which one either wrap or paint


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you can buy the wrap on amazon . Assuming you don't want to get fancy you can do it yourself, there are videos out there. I camo wrapped a duck boat a couple of years ago - it doesn't take a rocket scientist to do it  but a second set of hands helps a lot especially on a bigger boat

 

The wrap on the duck boat has stood up well

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you can buy the wrap on amazon . Assuming you don't want to get fancy you can do it yourself, there are videos out there. I camo wrapped a duck boat a couple of years ago - it doesn't take a rocket scientist to do it  but a second set of hands helps a lot especially on a bigger boat
 
The wrap on the duck boat has stood up well

Sounds good have to look into it


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On ‎2‎/‎16‎/‎2020 at 8:39 PM, tim said:

 

Has anybody tried vinyl wrap instead of painting a boat and if so how does it last?

 

 

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My buddy did it and it lasted 3 years without fading or any issues, before he sold the boat ... so it probably lasted much longer, but I can't tell you.

 

The benefits are ... easy to install, no waiting for paint to dry, AND it stays clean ... no more waxing!  That is a huge issue.  Was so easy to keep shining!

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I just did a 2 foot stripe down the side on mine to cover up old grey gelcoat.  Looks awesome 4 years later with just a few dings.  Its not a DIY job through by any means.  Wrapping the entire thing above or below the rubrail is even further from DIY.

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Wrapped my boat beginning of last season. Was a one off custom. I sketched out kind of what I wanted and they designed it, after a few tweaks back and forth with the shops designer it was done. Spent 2K. The shop also does my company vehicles so they were fair with me on the price I think.

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Wrapped my boat beginning of last season. Was a one off custom. I sketched out kind of what I wanted and they designed it, after a few tweaks back and forth with the shops designer it was done. Spent 2K. The shop also does my company vehicles so they were fair with me on the price I think.
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That’s bad azz!


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Seen this boat last year at oswego ramp.
Very nice rig

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B E A utiful


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Here is my before an after wrap.

 

Used 3m 1080 premium.  Was $450 in materials and $400 labor.

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I haven't wrapped a boat, however my brother did approx 5 years ago & it still looks fantastic.

He lives in Jacksonville, FL his boat is trailered, stored outdoors & used nearly every weekend.

He is very good about washing his boat off after use to remove salt.

I want to say he spent just under $1000 to local shop to have it done.

He used a solid blue colored wrap & I think they sealed the waterline with an extra clear tape. 

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I've got a buddy who choose to wrap his aluminum boat instead of painting it. I don't know the cost, but it looked great. I think it was just a simple dark blue vinyl. 

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1 hour ago, Frogger said:

Rick was that a local vendor or out of state?


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Local, but I don't know who he used. I use Vital Signs in Webster to wrap my transom. They did a good job.

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