ANOTHER VINYL BOAT WRAP COMPLETED IN SYDNEY ON A FADED BLUE GELCOAT
|BOAT MAKE / MODEL||SEA RAY 260|
|EXISTING SUBSTRATE||BLUE FADED GELCOAT|
|PREVIOUS COLOUR||BLUE AND WHITE|
|FILM MANUFACTURER USED||3M 1080|
|NEW COLOUR(S)||G127 “GLOSS BOAT BLUE”|
|TIME TAKEN||1 DAY|
This week the IMC team conducted a preparation and vinyl wrap on a Sea Ray 260 in Kirrawee for one of our customers.
The boat had faded blue gelcoat, especially on the port side where it had obviously had most exposure to the sun and UV. This is pretty common with coloured gelcoats that as they oxidise they appear faded. Often they look perfect when they are wet with water, but us soon as they dry the white spotting and oxidation becomes apparent again.
One way to combat this is to conduct a heavy cut often with a 1200 grit sanding, then polish out the sand marks and finish with a coating sealer such as a wax to seal the surface which doesn’t last very long in the sun, or better yet get us to apply a marine ceramic boat coating which seals the surface and makes it easier to clean.
In this case however, the customer went for the premium and longest-life option which was to have us
- Repair the damage including nicks and knocks on the hull
- Remove the old vinyl decals and signage
- Wrap the hull in vinyl (very similar effect to repainting)
- Reinstall the signage
For information about getting your boat looking new, easier to maintain, eliminating cut and polishing, and easier to clean, please have a look at our main vinyl boat wrap page here
For a quote to vinyl wrap your boat please contact us for a vinyl boat wrap quote or call 1300 768 900