View Full Version : New decals for my 83 S&S

05-07-2010, 10:39 PM
I just finished wet sanding the hull and I started putting on the new coats of wax and I am wondering if I should put the decals on before I wax so that they don't come off. Also, if I wax over them and then buff will the buffer pull them off.... any help would be great!! :D

Miss Rita
05-07-2010, 11:18 PM
The decals should be applied to bare gelcoat.

05-07-2010, 11:33 PM
What's the best way to take the coat of wax off now? Do I have to sand again?

05-08-2010, 02:53 AM
I would say NO you do not have to sand again and use some sort of solvent.....

05-08-2010, 11:32 AM
I have heard that rubbing alcohol will do the trick... I guess I'll give that a shot.. THANKS!!

05-09-2010, 10:56 AM
After removing the decals the blue metal flake behind the decals is bright blue. Everywhere else it is much lighter from fading. Will this come back after wet sanding and buffing (or at least closer to original)? I will send pictures later.

05-09-2010, 11:08 AM
Look at my pics from my other thread. I didn't have quite as much success with the right side but it still came out nice...