The adventures of the vessel "The Hard Six" and the man owned by her!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

"Catalina" Badges

So the hull badges had bothered me for a long time. I tried updating them on the fly when I had the fiberglass work done on the boat and botched it pretty badly. The stickers were faded and peeling a bit in some places. 

So I decided it was time to refurbish them... 

Step one - tape off and peel off the old stickers... the taping was easy, some of the stickers were still really on there, even after almost 30 years.

Step two - paint base coat - 2 coats.

Step three - paint in silver portions, 2 coats - did this by hand with a small brush. TIP: Don't have a bunch of coffee before doing this, and don't even think about trying to do this in the water!

Step four and five - Add new stickers (found them on eBay, believe it or not) and add three coats of Acrylic sealer with UV protection. 

Final product - I'm pretty happy!

I used Krylon paint for plastic for this job and it stuck well - all I did was scuff it just a bit with a Scotch-Brite pad.

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