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Old 01-13-2018, 11:29 AM
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Looking to get the cowling painted and new decals added on my 2004 200 hp Yamaha 4 Stroke. Anyone have a recommendation? Located in NJ. Thanks in advance
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Old 01-13-2018, 12:19 PM
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Gee maybe from A YAMAHA DEALER?
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Old 01-13-2018, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by ken the plumber View Post
Gee maybe from A YAMAHA DEALER?
You having a bad day or something? Yeesh.

OP, you can buy the decals and paint online and do it yourself or get them and take them to any auto body shop.

here's one source, I don't know anything about the companybut it looks pretty legit:http://www.logo-decals.com/yamaha-outboard-decals
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Old 01-13-2018, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by ken the plumber View Post
Gee maybe from A YAMAHA DEALER?
I'm sure that'll be affordable
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The dealer will take it to the local body shop, and tack on a few hundred.

Maybe remove the old decals yourself with a heat gun and plastic scraper to save a couple bucks in prep costs, but maybe get someone who has done it before to install the new ones, as they are a bit of a bitch to get on there properly, and kind of pricey, especially when you are buying them again, because you screwed up the first time.

Figure 2- 2 Fitty if your current cowls are not damaged. More obviously for patching and fairing if needed.
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Old 01-14-2018, 05:51 AM
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Any body shop with a professional paint booth can do it. I would speak to a marina or marine mechanic that you trust, and see who they use, if you have that kind of relationship with them.

When I had a cowling issue, I called Jarvis Marine in Little Egg Harbor. Really good people. They referred me to a body shop in the area. Not all shops do cowlings. But the ones in/near the shore usually do.

Believe it or not, it's the decal sets that drive up the cost of cowling refinishing. They aren't cheap.
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Originally Posted by ken the plumber View Post
Gee maybe from A YAMAHA DEALER?
Bad advice . . .
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Originally Posted by JD2907 View Post
Looking to get the cowling painted and new decals added on my 2004 200 hp Yamaha 4 Stroke. Anyone have a recommendation? Located in NJ. Thanks in advance
I put a crack in one of my cowls the first time I docked for gas. Took it to a local auto body shop just under 500 to fix. Got decals from discontinueddecals.com. Most were spot on to my yami 150. The swoosh is a little smaller. If you only have a single no one would ever notice. I. Canít decide if I just go bare on both or order another cheap set.
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I would check ebay first
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https://store.theoutboardpaintshop.com/

Call Miguel, he is very helpful and has everything you need whether you paint it yourself or take it to a body shop. Good prices too..
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Call Miguel, he is very helpful and has everything you need whether you paint it yourself or take it to a body shop. Good prices too..


He does great work.....i shipped him 2 lower units from NJ to paint a few years ago. Great quality and pricing
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Find somebody in Florida who does this for a living and send it to them.
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Old 01-15-2018, 11:23 AM
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Raybo Marine in Lindenhurst NY.

Hes a regular on THT and may even chime in.
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The marina owner (Bayside Marina) Brigantine NJ. just had his cowlings redone by a custom motorcycle paint shop in South Carolina. The cowlings were repainted, along with the removable coverings on the lower unit. What makes the difference was the decals were actually painted on the cowlings, and not replaced with vinyl. Look great. Price around $1000 + for both.The deal killer is the shipping of the cowlings.
Try a custom paint shop in NJ.

If you want the information as who did his let me known.
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Bump... any luck with a NJ shop OP?
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Any body quality body shop will be able to handle it for. The most difficult part is getting an accurate color match, due to fading etc. If you want to save money you may be able to prep the cowling yourself, but be sure to wait until after you speak with the shop first.
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Watching this, as I need the same thing done. There is a guy in the commercial forums that does this down south. His prices are reasonable, and his work looks great. But you have to ship the cowlings there and back. I think he’s in Tennessee, or somewhere thereabouts.
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Watching this, as I need the same thing done. There is a guy in the commercial forums that does this down south. His prices are reasonable, and his work looks great. But you have to ship the cowlings there and back. I think heís in Tennessee, or somewhere thereabouts.
Let us know what you wind up doing. My pet peeve here is folks posting problems, others posting suggestions and never knowing the outcome.
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Let us know what you wind up doing. My pet peeve here is folks posting problems, others posting suggestions and never knowing the outcome.
Honestly, Iím probably going to have a body shop do it locally if theyíve done it before.

Iím not a fan of shipping large cowlings like that somewhere.

Are there any exposed areas of the engine that need to be painted locally that cannot be removed or is it all plastic, etc covered ?
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Honestly, Iím probably going to have a body shop do it locally if theyíve done it before.

Iím not a fan of shipping large cowlings like that somewhere.

Are there any exposed areas of the engine that need to be painted locally that cannot be removed or is it all plastic, etc covered ?
I paint cars for a living and Iím certain a competent shoo will be able to handle it. The toughest part is definitely going to be the color match. When I did my Johnson engine I was lucky, the paint we used had a good matching formula for the white. Depending on what brand paint they use they may be able to get a formula or they may have to custom mix something. I think being from the area you are, you have a better shot at getting someone that has done it before. Be sure to shop around.
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