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Diy stencils

Postby foxtrot » Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:28 pm

So I am camo painting my boat. Yes I know that boat camo is more for the owner than the birds. So I was not wanting to cut a bunch of stencils from plastic. So I used paper and I've sprayed clear flex seal. I've cut a few and I'm spraying them down. When I use them I'll update. Anyone have any thoughts? Image
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Re: Diy stencils

Postby Frank Lopez » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:47 am

You can get a pretty good effect somewhat easier than cutting out all those stencils. First, you need to reverse your thinking a bit. Start by painting the boat with the lighter color (grass). Once you've got the base color down, get a few handfuls of grass and hold them against the boat. Spray the dark colors over the grass and against the hull. You can mix the dark colors a bit to get different shading and shadows.

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Re: Diy stencils

Postby sharris » Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:05 pm

I did my own stencils for my hybrid NL. I printed out images and then covered them with a layer of clear packing tape on the front and back side. A little time with an exacto knife and they were done. Your technique should work just fine.

My boat is on the right with stencils and my buddies boat is on the left with the sprayed grass technique. His doesn't look as good but the ducks don't care. Once we grassed them you can't really even see the paint.

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Re: Diy stencils

Postby foxtrot » Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:51 pm

Well I made it through the engine cowling and the stencil is pretty rough. I doubt it will last much longer.
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Re: Diy stencils

Postby BigRiver » Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:44 pm

I cut simple ones from cardstock. They were actually Miller High Life cases :lol3:

They held up long enough to do my 14' Jon boat.
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Re: Diy stencils

Postby CountryRN » Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:32 pm

Go to the dollar store and get the plastic table place mats for kids. They hold up very well.
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