Before a new boat name is designed, printed and installed it is most important to make sure the new name will fit just right in the same area where the old name was.
With some heat of a heat gun and peeling with a razor and my nails, the boat name slowly came off. I removed the rest of the adhesive with acetone and some old white rags. I then buffed the area with a little bit of compound wax and water. Then a final washed with soap and water.
Mean while I sent proofs to the customer after they filled out the boat name form. When I receive the form I have a better understanding of what the customers wanted. I follow up with a proof of there boat with the new name laid on top of the old name to show the difference of what they had verses what they will get.
I sent the first proof with many font options. They also knew that they had the option to go to dafont.com to see if there were any other fonts that I might of missed.
I then added a silver drop shadow to the name to make it pop off the back of the boat.
There was a small issue that I had to work out with the back of the boat. If you look real close you will see a 2″ round door stopper that I had to figure out in the equation to make sure none of the lettering would be in its way. Thus you will see that I placed the “n” in Steel’n Time exactly over the stopper. So the lettering would not be destorted from a distance.
After the final proof is approved I go to printing production. The silver and Marine Blue were printed separate and the placed together to make one complete graphic. I then place te graphics centered on the boat before I apply them. Constantly checking my measurements to make sure everything is centered and has flow over any contours in the boat or door latches and gaps.
Everything is perfect! Straight and perfectly placed around the obstacles that were on the back transom. The final boat name product is complete and looks fantastic.
The name is complete and looks exactly how the Boat Name Guy showed it in his proofs.
The customers are ecstatic and very happy of the end boat name product.
Boat Name removal and replacement is very common for new boat owners. Doug the Boat Name Guy offers very reasonable prices for the designing, printing and removal and install of all boat names in the Tampa, Pinellas County area.