View Full Version : How do I remove painted lettering?

05-06-2011, 09:05 AM
Hey Guys- I'm sure this post exists somewhere but I could not locate it- I have a 2003 X-10 and it has painted lettering on the front of the hull- My x-10 is black and white and the top half is black. How do I safely remove the old lettering? I have heard Easy Off oven cleaner but just wanted some feedback- Thanks

05-06-2011, 09:12 AM
Sandpaper. Seriously check out any thread on sanding gelcoat to bring back the shiny finish. Same principles should work for you to remove those painted on reg. numbers.

05-06-2011, 09:12 AM
Acetone should remove the paint but wont hurt the gel. Just rub the painted area with it. After you get the paint off wash and then wax well.

05-06-2011, 09:19 AM
Use oven cleaner. Be sure to protect the trailer, though. The oven cleaner will make the paint melt right off. If you have any ghosting, some compound followed by a good wax will do the trick. The oven cleaner works great.

05-06-2011, 09:39 AM
Never heard of that!

05-06-2011, 11:20 AM
Oven Cleaner, and if that doesn't work, acetone. Make sure you protect the trailer and the floor (if it's painted)