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Old 02-20-2017   #1
 
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Sooo...I have a Dagger Mamba - so do 4 other kayakers in our group and they all arrived in the same green/grey/white pattern. I would like mine to be different (just a girl thing) Or am I opening up a whole can o' worms? Suggestions? Stickers don't work as the mamba's have a rough surface.

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I have the same problem. I don't see a lot of people that have the same boat I have but I like to have a personalized boat. I found that using stencils and spray paint works the best for me. I can print out a stencils, cut it up and spray paint it on.


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Is there a specific type of paint that's works better. That is a great idea.
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Old 02-21-2017   #4
 
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I'd go with a spray paint made for outside. There is tons to choose from! I've got a bunch of band logos and other things on my boat.


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Krylon is formulated for plastic and seems to hold up pretty well. Comes in a lot of colors, as well.
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Please, please don't paint the bottom of the boat. It is more likely to flake off into the river. Not only does the bottom scratch rocks, but the bottom plastic is more likely to flex and cause the paint to flake. It flexes when you bump hard things, and when hop in to launch.

Painting plastic kayaks with spray paint was a local fad in the mid-1990s around where I live in Massachusetts. there are old photos at the rafting company I work for showing the paint suspended mid-water in eddies and settling out on gravel bars and small sand beaches on our very popular River. I'm not sure how or if the paint flakes affect fish/wildlife. But it's not appealing on the eye. Trust me the old photos prove it. Makes a beautiful place look trashy. Much worse than those one or two boof/common rub rocks on a popular stretch with a little color.
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But feel free to have fun painting low wear places, or make patterns with stencils on the top deck!
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I never thought of the hazard to the water or fish. Certainly don't want to do that. I just wanted a small stencil on the top to easily tell it apart from the other (almost identical) kayaks. I may have to re-think this.
My playboat is Jackson and I just put stickers on it but my creek boat is Dagger and the surface is rough and decals won't stick properly.
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Yea I wouldn't paint the bottom. Just make sure you get a paint that adheres well to plastic and is "weather resistant."


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I would like to see this product on a kayak.

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