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Old     (joesell)      Join Date: Apr 2001       10-25-2009, 3:36 PM Reply   
I want to see what my boat would look like with the speaker grills painted orange to match the boat. If possible, can you do 1 without the center tweeters, and 1 with them painted. I'd like the subs and the 6 1/2's painted in both.

Thanks in advance, Joe

Oh yeah, is there an easy program I can get to do stuff like that on my own? Upload
Old     (taft)      Join Date: Jul 2006       10-25-2009, 4:12 PM Reply   
You could do it in about 10 min in Photoshop.

Just use the pen tool to outline the areas you want colour on, make the selection (might need to inverse it after that), and fill it with the colour at some opacity less than 100%.

There's probably an easier way than that also, but it's the best method that I know of.
Old     (sporkinator)      Join Date: Oct 2009       10-25-2009, 4:51 PM Reply   
Much easier to zoom in 400+ % and use the magic wand tool to select the majority of the grill, select the hull color, fill with foreground color and then use the pen tool to touch up.
Old     (themxercr85)      Join Date: Jul 2007       10-25-2009, 6:24 PM Reply   
Nice boat
Old     (wakebrdr38)      Join Date: Sep 2006       10-25-2009, 6:27 PM Reply   
if you go to photoshop elements website they have a free trial for 30 days. It has everything you will need to do what you are looking to do. The only downside is that you might have a hard time if you have never used photoshop before.
Old     (adambarry)      Join Date: Sep 2008       10-25-2009, 10:41 PM Reply   
Like this?
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Old     (sporkinator)      Join Date: Oct 2009       10-25-2009, 11:39 PM Reply   
Ummmm....

"speaker grills painted orange to match the boat"

Reading comprehension is a wonderful thing.
Old     (joesell)      Join Date: Apr 2001       10-26-2009, 5:27 AM Reply   
Thanks guys.

Adam, That's the right color, but I just wanted the speaker grills painted.
Old     (cocheese)      Join Date: Jul 2004       10-26-2009, 6:47 AM Reply   
Here ya go.
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Old     (joesell)      Join Date: Apr 2001       10-26-2009, 7:03 AM Reply   
Thanks a lot, I like it. I think I'm going to do it over the winter.
Old     (dudeman)      Join Date: Mar 2005       10-26-2009, 7:05 AM Reply   
Nice work Robert. How's Belews been lately?
Old     (dave23)      Join Date: Nov 2006       10-26-2009, 7:34 AM Reply   
Joe, check out gimp. It's free program that works like photoshop. I'm sure you can find some tutorials around on the internet on how it works.
Old     (joesell)      Join Date: Apr 2001       10-26-2009, 7:40 AM Reply   
Thanks, I found gimp yesterday, but I got frusterated with it after about an hour. I'll play with it some more, and see if I can figure it out.

Thanks for all the help though.

BTW, I picked up some paint from a hobbie shop. I'll clear coat them when I'm done. We'll have to see how it turns out.
Old     (lfrider92)      Join Date: Sep 2008       10-26-2009, 9:36 AM Reply   
you can get photoshop elements for pretty cheap. like less then 100$ and it comes with a video editing program to. both of them are pretty nice.
nothings beats CS3 but elements is very user friendly and you can do almost anything with it. might be worth looking into.
and by the way. sick boat! i love the orange
Old     (loudontn)      Join Date: Feb 2005       10-26-2009, 10:04 AM Reply   
I think it looked better with the orange backing rather than the orange speaker grills, just me though.
Old     (h2oproaccessories)      Join Date: Sep 2007       10-26-2009, 11:06 AM Reply   
I think the orange speaker grills look sick.
Old     (taft)      Join Date: Jul 2006       10-26-2009, 11:16 AM Reply   
Waaaaay better with the orange backing.
Old     (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       10-26-2009, 12:02 PM Reply   
I think the orange backing looks good but all the speakers need to have the same color grills. I don't like that the mid bass and tweets are silver and the subs are black.
Old     (lakesurfer)      Join Date: Jul 2009       10-26-2009, 1:02 PM Reply   
^^^^ X2. I think the speakers would look good if they were the same color as the EPIC on the back with the all orange backing

(Message edited by lakesurfer on October 26, 2009)

(Message edited by lakesurfer on October 26, 2009)
Old     (joesell)      Join Date: Apr 2001       10-26-2009, 1:50 PM Reply   
JKW has a point. I do like the backing, and I like the speakers.
I just wonder how it would look from any other angle?
Also, How do I go about painting the fiberglass? The grills are 1 thing, painting the back is a whole other deal.

Here's my only other pic of the side and back.
Old     (joesell)      Join Date: Apr 2001       10-26-2009, 1:52 PM Reply   
Here's the picUpload
Old     (lakesurfer)      Join Date: Jul 2009       10-26-2009, 2:29 PM Reply   
I dont know if you can paint fiberglass, but you could have that area wrapped. Should not cost you that much at all.

(Message edited by lakesurfer on October 26, 2009)
Old     (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       10-26-2009, 2:42 PM Reply   
A wrap would be easy and non permanent.

Is it just the angle of the pic or does the transom where the Epic logo is stick up so high it blocks the the lower tweeters? Is so that seems like a poor design.
Old     (bill_airjunky)      Join Date: Apr 2002       10-26-2009, 2:51 PM Reply   
"Painting" fiberglass is also known as spraying gelcoat. The two processes are very similar. You should probably contact Epic to find out what color gelcoat their using.
Old     (99_slaunch)      Join Date: Oct 2005       10-26-2009, 3:02 PM Reply   
You can paint fiberglass. Just like a car(corvette). Like Brett suggested I would do vinyl sticker though.
Old     (wakeboardertj)      Join Date: May 2005       10-26-2009, 3:31 PM Reply   
orange backing is too busy, orange grills FTW
Old     (themxercr85)      Join Date: Jul 2007       10-26-2009, 4:09 PM Reply   
Wait until our Epic is done. I think you guys will really enjoy it. I wont spill beans though
Old     (loudontn)      Join Date: Feb 2005       10-26-2009, 4:40 PM Reply   
I just think the painting of the orange grills looks cheap.
Old     (joesell)      Join Date: Apr 2001       10-26-2009, 5:57 PM Reply   
The more I look at it, the more I don't know. What about just painting the subs?
Old     (razzman)      Join Date: Dec 2006       10-26-2009, 6:22 PM Reply   
I think it looks good the way it is. There is such a thing as too much color.
Old     (99_slaunch)      Join Date: Oct 2005       10-26-2009, 7:07 PM Reply   
I like it as is. The only thing I would do is paint the outer speaker grills to match the subs.

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