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Thread: Vinyl pin-striping

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    Default Vinyl pin-striping

    Hi,

    I am building a 50's runabout, and the deck will have pin-stripes. There are obviously several ways to get the stripes done: paint/epoxy filled grooves, painted on, stick-on tape, etc.
    Where would vinyl tape best go: under the fibreglass, in between the epoxy filler coats, under the varnish, or in between coats of varnish ?

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    Default Re: Vinyl pin-striping

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    Where would vinyl tape best go: under the fibreglass, in between the epoxy filler coats, under the varnish, or in between coats of varnish ?
    I suspect none of the above. Vinyl pinstriping is convenient, but it isn't totally dimensionally stable. Unstable stuff between layers of your finish doesn't sound very safe in the long run to me. I'd paint them on top (and probably in grooves) and be aware that if they are white and you were to apply varnish over them (even if you spray it) it will eventually start to yellow and look blotchy from varnish thickness variations.

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