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Old 04-02-2010, 08:59 PM   #1
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Default Fitting VINLY lettering to hull

Decide for first time in 30 years of boating to put a name on a boat.
Prompted as I was ordering something else form Overtons.
I bought the Standard 'Custom Vinyl Lettering" in 5" size.

It has arrived, fitting instructions say to use 'Sticker on' fluid.

I dont have any of that, anybody know what that is, how to make it up, or what I can use in it's place ?

As I am not in US ... don't have option to get this spray.
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Old 04-02-2010, 09:09 PM   #2
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http://www.overtons.com/modperl/prod...=FROOGLE_29231

http://greatlakesskipper.com/product...e-328-964.html
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Old 04-02-2010, 09:22 PM   #3
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Yep ,, I know that 'sticker on' is there to buy ... but as I said in post, I am not in US and it would cost too much to ship it.
Looking for a 'home brew' alternative.
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4 drops dishsoap (less is better than more)
1/2 cup isopropyl alcohol
3 1/2 cups water

Use a fine mister spay bottle for the bast results.
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4 drops dishsoap (less is better than more)
1/2 cup isopropyl alcohol
3 1/2 cups water

Use a fine mister spay bottle for the bast results.
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Have you used this yourself?
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Old 04-04-2010, 04:30 PM   #6
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I've always used a spray bottle full of water and a couple drops of dish soap... works like a charm
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Concur with the replies. I 'dabble' in vinyl lettering a bit and yes, these are good alternatives to commercial application fluid. The fluid allows you to 'pre-wet' the surface, reduce or eliminate bubbles, and let you adjust the lettering prior to applying pressure 'squeege or roller'. Work it from the center outwards, taking care to 'work' the bubbles out. If you get one (takes time to learn technique) that is stubborn, just 'pop' with a needle. If you work it to hard, it will stretch and wrinkle, leaving you wanting another six-pack of brew (you did have one for the install, right?)
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