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2855 Ciera Hull vinyl wrap diy job 28 May 2015 17:29 #1

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Bought my first boat, 1998 Ciera 2855. The boat didn't look so great , chalky white, beat up stripes, missing letters, but that is what i was looking for, I wanted a project.









First it took a while to remove all the outdated stripes, which are a royal pain, as each stripe consists of 8 different ones.
Then clean the hull, use cutting compound with 3000 rpm buffer, polishing compound... you know, the usual to get rid of the oxidation.
Next sanded the hull and put 4 coats of Interprotect 2000e and VC-17 paint as i was to put it in the slip.






While it looked much cleaner and nicer, but it kind of looked like a generic white boat and i loved the newer 285's design, especially with the blue hull. After a lot of research I have decided to go with MacTac vinyl wrap, Scandinavian Blue color. Each roll is 5 feet, so i have decided to save by buying a 33 foot roll and splitting it into two equal 2.5 ft pieces which was not a good idea as it has left me a lot less material to work with, but only costed me 300 dollars instead of 600:)





Also I replaced the rub rail insert with the matching dark blue one.

I have never worked with vinyl before and it is not easy, takes a while to get a hang of it. I could of course hire someone, but i am planning to use vinyl wrap to remodel my kitchenette and other parts ( 3m dinoc bubinga wood gloss) , so i figured i would learn. Plus I have only started boating 3 weeks ago so there is a pretty big chance of docking errors, so i would rather fix what i have put on it rather than a professional $2K vinyl work. Some parts turned out not so perfect, which bothered me a lot while working on it, but funny thing, once in the water , you can't see them further than 3 feet away. So i am quite satisfied.








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2855 Ciera Hull vinyl wrap diy job 28 May 2015 17:31 #2

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Keep in mind...they will scratch A LOT

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The result!










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2855 Ciera Hull vinyl wrap diy job 28 May 2015 17:35 #4

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Looks great! Nice job. I've been toying with the idea of doing a wrap on mine.

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2855 Ciera Hull vinyl wrap diy job 28 May 2015 18:30 #5

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Nice job. :cheer: Transformed the looks.

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Well done. Good idea.

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Very nice!! Looks great. Is there some reason you didn't just paint the hull section blue?? Wouldn't that be less that the $300 you spent for the wrap?

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Looks great! You might want to put socks on your fenders so they don't mark up the wrap.

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2855 Ciera Hull vinyl wrap diy job 29 May 2015 00:47 #9

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Very nice.

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2855 Ciera Hull vinyl wrap diy job 29 May 2015 03:46 #10

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Oh well, thank you:) It actually looks even nicer in real life, brings a lot of character to the boat.
They don't scratch that easily, the wrap is pretty durable, however I love the sock idea, because my bumpers look like crap even though i have cleaned them.
I can actually get fender covers to match the color too:)


Next i will use the wrapping skill that i have gotten to do my interior. I don't like the white kitchen so i will wrap it in gloss African wood and will use brushed steel wrap for some of the accessories, will post the results once it done.

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2855 Ciera Hull vinyl wrap diy job 29 May 2015 13:58 #11

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The garbage cans in the picture are closer. I realize you said it wasn't perfect but I would like to see an up close picture that show the flaws if you have one.

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2855 Ciera Hull vinyl wrap diy job 29 May 2015 14:13 #12

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Wow, it does really look good. :woohoo:

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2855 Ciera Hull vinyl wrap diy job 29 May 2015 15:00 #13

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Looks good. I too would like to see close up.

It will be interesting to see how it holds up over time.

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Ok, i will take closer photos. Occasionally you get some imperfections, but you really can't see them 3 feet away. Most of the vinyl turned out really well and smooth. It has got nice gloss to it. Even in the bright light it still looks great.
Regarding the time, it supposed to last 7 years. Fenders don't seem to scratch it. Also it protects gelcoat quite well.
I think i will add an orange stripe similar to the new Ciera 8 sometime next week. Might be a bit tacky, but you can remove it at any time.
Another thing about vinyl, unlike paint you can always remove it with 30 minutes.

For those people who wants to give it a try, the best advice i can give, try to avoid using heat gun as much as you can, unless you have to shrink the wrap around something.


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Changes the look great job.

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2855 Ciera Hull vinyl wrap diy job 29 May 2015 15:41 #16

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That looks great! How long did it take to put the wrap on?

You might want to put socks on your fenders so they don't mark up the wrap.

Another option is to get sweat pants from a second hand store and cut the legs off.

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nwboater62 wrote: That looks great! How long did it take to put the wrap on?

You might want to put socks on your fenders so they don't mark up the wrap.

Another option is to get sweat pants from a second hand store and cut the legs off.


That is such an awesome idea! Thank you so much! Because those covers cost 40-50 dollars delivered, but each sweatpant makes 2 covers for the fraction of the cost. Simply amazing

the wrap took about 6 hours for each side. if i would do it now i would probably be able to do the entire thing in 5 hours, but i would leave the vinyl at 5 feet wide, as it is easier to work with it this way.

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Awesome job...! looks like a pro job to me

Where did you get the blue rub rail insert from? and about how much does that cost? thanks

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2855 Ciera Hull vinyl wrap diy job 30 May 2015 16:56 #19

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Hi!

Great job on the boat!

Like the previous person, I also wonder where you found the rub rail and what dimension is correct for the 2855?

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Nice work! Are you taking orders?

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ELJ220 wrote: Awesome job...! looks like a pro job to me

Where did you get the blue rub rail insert from? and about how much does that cost? thanks


the original rub rail insert was completely gray, faded and plastic was really brittle, looked like shit, i pulled it out and wanted to sand it and paint it, but soon realized that it will take me a week to do.
My mechanic actually had a blue rub rail insert lying around from someone who ordered it few years ago, but never installed it, so i got a really good deal on it.
You can however order the whole piece by foot , i believe any shop can do it, they have it in the catalogue, or you can get it from the internet, should be about couple of hundred bucks for 28 feet boat.
Just make sure you measure and get a bit more than needed. Putting it in is not easy though, took me over 2 hours jamming it in. Then you just cut it when its all in and secure it. Looks really nice and changes the look a lot too.

Also another quick upgrade, i love the 2855 dash with all the faux wood pieces, but the cheap plastic steering looked awful, so i got a Gussi steering wheel and put it in, and it lookes awesome. Can't take a photo now, but the difference is dramatic. Also matches the dash 100%, looks like an OEM wheel and was only 160 dollars with taxes and shipping.

www.ebay.com/itm/New-OEM-Gussi-Boat-Stee...em4d2d3775a0&vxp=mtr

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Discovery wrote: Nice work! Are you taking orders?



hahahah:) Well , Yellowknife is a bit far from Toronto, nice place though, been there a couple of times for the job.
If you don't want to do it yourself, there are a lot of car vinyl wrap shops or installers that will be able to do the job. Much easier than wrapping a car

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Ok, finally took some close ups. Added an orange stripe just like on Ciera 8 for a bit of an accent. Pretty happy with it










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Great Job! That makes the boat totally different job well done.

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I can not wait to see the interior wood wrap.

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