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been a long time since ive posted...just got the house back together from the tornado -- and i've been able to go fishing a little the last month or two. but enough of my sad song...

has anyone ever tried to camo wrap their boat? which product do you recommend?

I'm trying to decide if i can do it myself or if i should pay and have someone do it (about $1300 is my quote) from a local sign shop.

or do you know of someone that specializes in wrapping boats that might do it cheaper than my quote?

thanks, wily

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I have CamoClad on my boat. I did it myself. I did a whole van myself as my first camo clad project. I did have a little experience in laying down vineal lettering at work, but not much really. I have a high tolarance for tedium. The stuff does go down pretty easy but you do need to be pretty maticulas.

I will say camo clad is pretty good stuff on a boat it has held up pretty well over near ten years. The camo ulpolstry on my seats has faded severly in less years but the camo clad is still bright and clear. Mine is needing a few toutch up where it has endured some seveer gashes and some spots at seems where it has come loose but I would still rate it as good stuff.

Wayne, As far as need for camo on a boat for duck hunting, yes painting would do the job.....but camoclad in a wetland pattern looks oh so much cooler...just sayin'

Tom

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thanks tom -- I agree it would look cool

but i'm not sure if i have the patience and attention to detail required to do it - but on the other hand -- i do like to drink beer -- and it seems like the two would go hand in hand. i think i'll keep looking into it -- and maybe give it a try this winter

thanks

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A sign shop here just wrapped a 66 Chevelle and made it look like it was in primer. From the pictures you can't tell the difference. I know he wrapped his tin boat in cameo. His shop is in Fenton, MO off I44 a long ways from your location. I can get his contact information if you would want to talk to him about it.

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Camo clad is a little shiny when wet like any vinyl product. On a bright day, it would flare ducks.

I would suggest painting with a flat enamel. It would probably go on quicker.

"Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously."

Hunter S. Thompson

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jdmidwest, True it may have a little gloss to it when wet. Guess the thing is if we really want to hunt ducks out of our boat we need to cover most anything that we camo clad with bind material anyway. That being said we could probably paint our boat hot pink and still go duck hunting out of it.....though I wouldn't recomend it. Like alot of things we outdoorsmen are atracted to, aint necessary just makes us feel all warm and fuzy inside.

Tom

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A friend of mine put it on his duck boat. It lasted about 2 years before it was all ripped up, but he lives in Central AR. and hunts a lot of flooded timber. It might not get as torn up if you were only hunting grass, weeds, flooded crops, etc.

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Don't know why it would not last that long. One note though I just have mine on above the water line. If any water got under it for long it would probably fail quick on the hull under the waterline. But the Arkansaw duck hunter is notorious for being tough on things. Once got some advice from an AR duck hunter, he said, "Never buy a used outboard from an AR duck hunter."

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