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Mark D posted 09-14-2000 07:51 PM ET (US)   Profile for Mark D  
What is the best way to remove old faded Whaler decals? Do local Whaler dealers have the replcements? Are there any secrets I need to know to put the new ones on?
lhg posted 09-14-2000 08:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Use a good sharp razor scraper (the standard metal kind, with rounded top and retractable single edge blade). Just be careful not to "dig" into the gelcoat. Then use mineral spirits to dissolve and wipe off any remaining glue residue (the scraper works good for getting off the dissolved adhesive also). Then buff up the area with the correct polishing compound depending on the degree of oxidation (containing no wax) before applying the new decal. Then wax!

Any Whaler Dealer can get you the decals. The 1" black striping on Outrages and Revenges can be bought at a boat store.

I have also discovered that lightly oxidized red logos can be buffed back with Mequiars #44 polishing compound, using an orbital buffer.

triblet posted 09-14-2000 10:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
Do it on a HOT day, or use a hair dryer to
warm things up. Pull it off VERY slowly.

I second the proposal to try rubbing out
the old decals first.

Chuck Tribolet

Mark D posted 09-15-2000 07:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for Mark D    
These decals a shot. Missing letters and ultra faded.
David Reid posted 09-15-2000 02:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Reid  Send Email to David Reid     
Whaler Decal Source: Magic Brush, 1190 Jackson Ranch Road, DeLand, Florida, 32724.
Reasonably priced; Equal quality to the originals. Will need the measured heighth (use a ruler) when ordering.
tbirdsey posted 09-15-2000 09:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for tbirdsey  Send Email to tbirdsey     
Mark D: Check 8/13 postings on this topic for more detailed instructions. I followed them closely and the results were great.

Dealer special ordered decals from BW, but claimed the 1" high, black "OUTRAGE 18" decal was no longer available. Anybody found those anywhere?

Mark D posted 09-16-2000 11:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for Mark D    
I need the red Whaler decals for a Sport 13
stagalv posted 09-19-2000 11:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for stagalv  Send Email to stagalv     
I got the new decals from my local Whaler dealer + I got a new USCG Capacity plate to install since the old one was removed and painted over.
Pat Smith posted 09-19-2000 03:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for Pat Smith  Send Email to Pat Smith     
Stag-How much did the decals cost from the dealer? pat
reeltime2 posted 09-19-2000 03:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for reeltime2  Send Email to reeltime2     
I got mine from Lauderdale Marina a BW dealer for 22.00 for both sides.
Mark D posted 09-21-2000 02:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for Mark D    
Thanks for the tips fellas. I got my decals from my local BW dealer for under $12.00. For two!
JimU posted 09-26-2000 07:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for JimU  Send Email to JimU     
I got a set of whaler decals from local dealer for $9.00 plus tax.
Gep posted 09-28-2000 07:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for Gep  Send Email to Gep     
You guys who bought your decals from a dealer, are they like new vinyl graphics that you see on boats nowadays or the old time decals?
Mark D posted 09-28-2000 11:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Mark D    
I have not put mine on yet.
Pat Smith posted 09-29-2000 02:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for Pat Smith  Send Email to Pat Smith     
I'm looking for the old time decals that are red,but I'm also looking for the old black small lettering that tells the model EX: (outrage 18).Do the dealers sell them?If not where can I get them? Thanks-Pat
tbirdsey posted 09-29-2000 04:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for tbirdsey  Send Email to tbirdsey     
Pat: See my post above. Was told by reliable whaler dealer that they are no longer available from whaler. I'm still hoping someone knows where to find them; I haven't tried whaler directly - guess I should.
Gep posted 09-29-2000 07:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for Gep  Send Email to Gep     
tbirdsey and Pat Smith,
Per my posting above. Are these vinyl graphics or the old time decals? If it doesn't matter have a graphics shop that makes signs cut some for you, We have a graphics shop where I work and thats what I'll have them do. they'll pull the Whaler logo off thier web page, size ti and cut it out.
Pat Smith posted 09-29-2000 07:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for Pat Smith  Send Email to Pat Smith     
tbirdsey-Sorry,must've had a brain fart,thanks
tbirdsey posted 09-29-2000 07:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for tbirdsey  Send Email to tbirdsey     
Gep: The decals I purchased from Whaler are decals, not adhesive backed vinyl and they are the whaler logo. The lettering that Pat and I are referring to is just that - Approx 1" high letters that say "Outrage 18". Your suggestion to get them die cut in vinyl is a good one, except there is no pattern available. Might be able to find a matching typeface somewhere.
Gep posted 09-29-2000 08:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for Gep  Send Email to Gep     
If you can find anything with the 'outrage 18' lettering on it, whether its a brochure or off the website a graphics shop can scan it and resize it and cut it out of vinyl.
Gep posted 09-29-2000 08:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for Gep  Send Email to Gep     
The USCG capacity plate that you mentioned above, is this the one that tells what size motor your boat is rated for? Do you think I could get one for my 1959 13' sport? Mines been missing for along time.
stagalv posted 10-01-2000 09:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for stagalv  Send Email to stagalv     
Yeg gep, thats the plate I mentioned. I just went to my local dealer in area with my title (to prove that I owned such a boat and wasn't placing it on a fake Whaler) and they ordered it. About 2 weeks later I picked it up and it cost about $4 or 5. I chose not to screw it into my boat so I just used some boatlife caulk to adhere it. I think this is a good way to finish off a restoration project on a BW.
rwest posted 10-31-2000 06:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for rwest  Send Email to rwest     
I check the ebay posts every day and if you type in Boston Whaler, you will usually find several people selling new Whaler decals. Average price is 8-10 bucks plus shipping.


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