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    Default Buoy Paint??

    Who sells some in Anchorage or the Valley? I was in B&J awhile ago but there's was all congealed.

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    Might try AIH or Donalsons.
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    Regular krylon works great, scuff the buoy with sandpaper, then use regular old aerosol paint.
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    Just stopped by AIH...no buoy paint. I'm going to try the flexible tool dip stuff and see how it goes.

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    Rustoleum works good

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    I use one of those shaker paint pens from AIH and it holds up well. I doubt the flex dip stuff will stay put. Let us know how it works though... And Steve is correct. Get some stencils and spray away....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob B View Post
    I use one of those shaker paint pens from AIH and it holds up well. I doubt the flex dip stuff will stay put. Let us know how it works though... And Steve is correct. Get some stencils and spray away....
    I've always just used a small foam brush to apply numbers on buoy's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob B View Post
    I use one of those shaker paint pens from AIH and it holds up well. I doubt the flex dip stuff will stay put. Let us know how it works though... And Steve is correct. Get some stencils and spray away....
    Roger that, it very well might fail...we'll see I guess. I have to cover up the old #s so I can put on the new ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frostbitten View Post
    Roger that, it very well might fail...we'll see I guess. I have to cover up the old #s so I can put on the new ones.
    acetone might work to get the old #'s off.

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    Paint pen for #s, Easy to do. Heck, regular old fat sharpie pen for that matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by polardds View Post
    Who sells some in Anchorage or the Valley? I was in B&J awhile ago but there's was all congealed.
    Not sure what you want to do...new numbers or paint the whole buoy a different color? If just numbers, like BK says, a sharpie or magic marker does well. Check mid season and re do if needed...big 5 minute job. If trying to cover old numbers, scuff sand or use acetone as others suggested or simply draw a very prominent X over the old info and do your current info on the other side.

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    I moved so trying to change the numbers and address. Sharpies work but have to be reapplied. With the Buoy paint I used last time from B&J there was no fading after several years. Of course what they sold was in smaller bottles that they filled so not sure what type of paint it was. I got the old numbers off with acetone. Just didn't want to apply a paint that would melt my buoys.

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    Donalson's had it.

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    Great, I'll pick some up tired of re-applying with the monster sharpie every year.

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    The flexible tool dip stuff works, but it took 5 coats to cover the old numbers. I used Krylon for plastic on another buoy and it covered much easier. Both seem plenty flexible, we'll see about durability....

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    Thanks for the update


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    I had to double check my permit after reading this. You are not required to put your permit on your buoy, nor any information that would typically change unless you move or buy a new boat. I think it was this way in the past, but on the 2015 permit, having the permit number on the buoy is not a requirement.
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    Fish and Game does not require the permit number because some people use their buoys for other fisheries. They just want to know whose buoy it is.

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    Fish cop told me "as long as there is enough info on the buoy to find you" when i asked what was required on the buoy, last name and AK boat number is enough for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by potbuilder View Post
    Fish cop told me "as long as there is enough info on the buoy to find you" when i asked what was required on the buoy, last name and AK boat number is enough for me.
    I had a pot disappear once. A forum member found my buoy floating in the rip and used my address that was on it to return my buoy.
    If my pots ever drift off or whatever it is nice if the person can contact you to get your stuff back.
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