Step 4: Weeding and Preparation

Using weeding tools (dental picks) remove the vinyl surrounding letters and numbers. Cover with transfer tape on the front and squeegee the surface for better sticking.
<p>Sonja,</p><p>What kind of sailboat is that? Looks like you have a retractable keel.</p>
I've always just painted mine on but if I had the toys to play with I'd probably go for it...thanks for sharing
<p>Using stencils, I assume?</p><p>I just got a boat, so I'm trying to decide if it's better to buy some vinyl from a big box store or to buy stencils and paint.</p>
Is there a marine grade vinyl material to use? Ordinary outdoor sign plastic sheet may not be UV protected or the adhesive may not be good under saltwater spray.

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