One of the issues with Yip Yap is her Nissan Outboard is kinda a mood killer. grey, but sure takes away from the cool factor. BUT, not a fan of old outboards as many of you know. I like the newer stuff. Reliable, and quiet, and no oil mixing. But I sure love the look and feel. So is there a way? Other than the outboard cover replacement. Is there a fun way to do it with some decals and paint? HELL YES! Thanks to the guys at Vintage Outboard paint for sending two cans of Johnson Green.
Shipped to Worldwide HQ. I know the US mail was impressed. HA
Link at the end of the article. Enjoy the process.
BEFORE, as in yesterday
Removed and sanded
DEAD MATCH! And I am picky as hell when it comes to color. Its not just right to the eye, it feels right. I know that sounds strange, but color is a feeling. And this is 100% dead nuts on!
BAM! – Now here is the issue, the shape is different, so you may have to channel some design enzymes your brain has left over from art class in Jr high
So how does the color look with the boat?
This is where you have to improvise a bit since there is no wing, and the cover is taller. BUT, there is a little indent there? mmmmmm
mmmmmm, Thats a cool shape that feels right, its not a copy, but neither is the engine
Some cream color
Dam! Its a modern version. Like the new Challenger or Mustang. Same family, newer feel
ANND again the before…
And the after. And yes, I did paint the rest of the engine. Oh and Bite Me! Thats how we roll here in RUDE COUNTRY..
Did someone say BITE ME? Mr B approved
A huge thanks to Vintage Outboard paint for the perfect match.
YOU CAN FIND MORE COLORS HERE AT VINTAGE OUTBOARD PAINT