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Old 11-11-2006, 11:17 AM   #1
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metalflake

anyone got any metalflake finished boats?

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Old 11-11-2006, 12:52 PM   #2
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From what I remember, the glastrons in the late seventies to early eighties were in a metalflake finish.
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Old 11-11-2006, 01:16 PM   #3
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From what I remember, the glastrons in the late seventies to early eighties were in a metalflake finish.
Indeed, they were. Also the hydrostreams were frequently painted in metalflake!
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every bass boat in the US is done in metalflake gel
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can you ghet metalflake graphics but do they just not have the depth for effect
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Old 13-11-2006, 02:57 AM   #6
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yes you can get metalflake, microprismatic, Irridescent & other graphic films. But they're all inherantly shite when it comes to outdoor durability.
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I dont know where you heard that from.

3m and all the other manufacturers gaurantee the material for years.

I havnt had any problems when Ive done the graphics designs for other people and I do like to experiment a bit with the unusual vinyls.

Always interested to hear about problems just so the problem isnt made again......

For reference.....Ive used sparkle-brite vinyl for the silver, metallics and solid colours for the outlines and these all come with a 5 year gaurantee..........Ive had them on the boat for 2 years so far!:-))

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thats not metalflake though Richard
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Old 13-11-2006, 08:29 PM   #9
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The image above is a similar effect to metalflake and does give the sense of depth as does metalflake paint or even gel.

Metalflake finish vinyl:

Paint finishes:http://www.metalflakecorp.com/mod.ph...=31&page_id=27

This link shows metalflake holographic flakes:http://www.kustomshop.com/scripts/de...FRJdVAodUEGrKg
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I have just noticed that Mastercraft do metalflake boats.

I think its the X9
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