#1 2018-05-13 15:43:06

Don_Smith
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From: Chester
Registered: 2017-06-25
Posts: 17

V34 - FADED DECAL

Having bought Triptych during last season we have been busy since bringing her up to spec. We are now moving on to some of the more cosmetic items, in this case the very UV faded decals on the companionway garage.

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VICTORIA 34 is just readable but with a few heavy-handed tweaks on a photo editor it's much clearer. They measure 215 x 25mm and the font looks like Time New Roman but may not be.

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Does anyone know the font used?

Many thanks

Don Smith

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#2 2018-05-14 21:38:07

Jonathan_Hopper
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Registered: 2004-03-23
Posts: 83

Re: V34 - FADED DECAL

Replaced mine with Times New Roman.   It looked the same although the spacing was a fraction different.

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#3 2018-05-16 06:01:51

Duncan_Hill
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From: Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
Registered: 2017-03-14
Posts: 44

Re: V34 - FADED DECAL

If you've got a higher resolution image, convert it to black and white so that the text is very clear, and you can try feeding it to WhatTheFont.com

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#4 2018-05-20 20:00:08

Don_Smith
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From: Chester
Registered: 2017-06-25
Posts: 17

Re: V34 - FADED DECAL

Many thanks for the input, gentlemen. I'm on the road present so I'll try out the font recognition dodge asap.

Any recommended ways of removing old decal to provide a flat base?

Don

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#5 2018-05-21 09:50:27

Jonathan_Hopper
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Registered: 2004-03-23
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Re: V34 - FADED DECAL

Heat gun and scraper.   Clean with acetone before applying new letters.   You may well find that the old letters have left the gel coat slightly embossed through polishing.   Not noticeable once the new letters are on, but if you are really concerned then perhaps a small block with 1200 wet and dry.

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