They go on as one piece as they have an application paper on the front that holds everything together until it is all applied then you simply remove the application paper and you are left with individual letters so the space between is your boat.
Boat Names Australia recommends the use of a hair-dryer to heat the graphics so they become softer. Starting from the end corner, slowly peel the graphics, adding heat as you go. Patience is the key. Any residue such as adhesive that remains can be removed with common turpentine.
We send all boat name orders within Australia by express post, usually, 2 to 3 working days after the order is placed.
All the letters are perfectly lined up with each other and we even lay up all the colors so you only have to apply one piece to your boat.
No. Our graphics should never be clear coated. They have a high gloss finish but most importantly, the material needs to expand and contract with temperature changes. If a clear coat is applied, it will crack due to these properties.
It is a good idea, especially if your boat surface is dull. Buffing the surface increases surface area and therefore the adhesion of the graphics, but you must ensure that all residue on the surface is removed. You will find this much easier if you use a non-silicone based polish.
Boat Names Australia create back-up files of all our clients. We can re-call your graphics file and cut the elements you have damaged. Just remove the damaged elements and replace with the new.
Boat Names Australia use only marine durable vinyl film for all of our boat names and graphics. Our vinyl film has a high gloss, deep color, and superior adhesive properties and will give many years of great looks and durability. Over 6 years life-span is not uncommon.