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#12319291 - 06/30/17 11:19 PM Boat registration numbers
coarcher Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/06/17
Posts: 11
I have a two man (made of the plastic stuff) and am needing to redo my numbers. Being a plastic type boat, the vinyl letters always starting peeling off / wash off when washing. I am looking for alternatives / ideas.

I was considering buying stencils and painting the numbers on. Has anyone ever done this on this particular material?

I would really like specifics on the best paint for this if anyone has any experience, thanks.

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#12319296 - 06/30/17 11:23 PM Re: Boat registration numbers [Re: coarcher]
K.D. Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 14308
Loc: Hurst, TX
I wiped my plastic boats down with denatured alcohol before putting on the numbers. Believe me, if the kayakers can make all those decals stay fixed, you can make your registration numbers stick.

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#12319299 - 06/30/17 11:25 PM Re: Boat registration numbers [Re: coarcher]
Klinker Offline
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Registered: 08/21/08
Posts: 106
You have to have registration numbers on a kayak?

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#12319300 - 06/30/17 11:26 PM Re: Boat registration numbers [Re: coarcher]
Captain Chunk Online   content
Angler

Registered: 05/14/09
Posts: 359
Loc: The Hilltop
You have a trolling motor on that thing?

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#12319302 - 06/30/17 11:28 PM Re: Boat registration numbers [Re: coarcher]
coarcher Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/06/17
Posts: 11
The thing with most kayaks is that their surface is typically smooth, whereas my two man is slightly textured. This is what allowed the other to peel / get washed off.

Thanks for that info though, I think being textured I would end up with the same results.

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#12319303 - 06/30/17 11:30 PM Re: Boat registration numbers [Re: coarcher]
Bossbowman Offline
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Registered: 03/14/05
Posts: 3220
Loc: Hill county
Originally Posted By: coarcher
I have a two man (made of the plastic stuff) and am needing to redo my numbers. Being a plastic type boat, the vinyl letters always starting peeling off / wash off when washing. I am looking for alternatives / ideas.

I was considering buying stencils and painting the numbers on. Has anyone ever done this on this particular material?

I would really like specifics on the best paint for this if anyone has any experience, thanks.


I did just that, bought stencils and spraypainted the #'s on a bass buster, lasted over 10 years before I had to re-do it.


Edited by Bossbowman (07/01/17 03:47 PM)

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#12319307 - 06/30/17 11:34 PM Re: Boat registration numbers [Re: coarcher]
K.D. Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 14308
Loc: Hurst, TX
Originally Posted By: coarcher
The thing with most kayaks is that their surface is typically smooth, whereas my two man is slightly textured. This is what allowed the other to peel / get washed off.

Thanks for that info though, I think being textured I would end up with the same results.


My Twin Troller x10 was very textured. I watched it sell on here a few months ago and the same stickers I applied 3 years ago were still on it.

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#12319314 - 06/30/17 11:43 PM Re: Boat registration numbers [Re: coarcher]
scruboak Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/11/03
Posts: 1284
Loc: Cisco,tx
different grades of letter material and walmart letters and numbers not going to be the best.

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#12319317 - 06/30/17 11:50 PM Re: Boat registration numbers [Re: Klinker]
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Registered: 07/14/11
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Loc: McKinney, TX
Originally Posted By: Klinker
You have to have registration numbers on a kayak?


Anything with a motor (even portable) must have them. The torqueedo or other TMs made specifically for kayaks included.
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#12319430 - 07/01/17 07:16 AM Re: Boat registration numbers [Re: coarcher]
boocat Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/30/12
Posts: 1089
Loc: Hill Country
Thin narrow strip of waterproofed? painted? osb, plywood or any type thin sheet material, Rivet "board" to boat stick numbers on board. I also have the 2 man plastic boat, I used like a silicone calk to stick my numbers right to the boat but they do peel with time.

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#12319546 - 07/01/17 09:01 AM Re: Boat registration numbers [Re: boocat]
TCK73 Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 03/26/15
Posts: 3665
Loc: Jack County
Go to a decal shop that uses the 3M 700 series film for your numbers. Clean the surface with alcohol, and apply the decals. Use a heat gun or hairdryer, and they will conform and stick. We do this often on rough surfaces and going over weld seams.

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#12319720 - 07/01/17 11:50 AM Re: Boat registration numbers [Re: coarcher]
Hog Jaw Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/09/08
Posts: 2559
Loc: The Great State of Texas
1st World Problems ,

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#12321072 - 07/02/17 03:12 PM Re: Boat registration numbers [Re: coarcher]
coarcher Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/06/17
Posts: 11
I appreciate the input guys. Anyone else have any experience painting numbers on two man boats? If so, what kind of paint worked best for you?

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