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Old 05-03-2005, 04:36 PM
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I ordered new decals from E-decals direct about 3 weeks ago. Haven't recieved anything but promises so far. I will let you guy's know how they are if I ever recieve them.
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Old 05-03-2005, 06:27 PM
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What's the easiest way to strip the decals off? Hair Dryer? Heat Gun?
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Old 05-03-2005, 07:19 PM
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Hair dryer worked in my case. Heat gun works too, but be careful with it.
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Old 05-03-2005, 08:38 PM
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we got some small transom ones, we gots them from Rambo Marine, we didnt use them so we have to return them
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Old 05-03-2005, 11:58 PM
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Hair dryer worked in my case. Heat gun works too, but be careful with it.

Can the heat gun hurt the gel coat?
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Old 05-04-2005, 12:17 AM
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yes, it could if not used properly, or focused in one area to long.
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Old 05-04-2005, 02:38 PM
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My wife was proud her hairdryer was powerful enough to do the job. I suppose if you had some cheap hotel dryer it may slow you down.

I used SimpleGreen for the excess adhesive on the gelcoat and it came right off with no threat of discoloration or chemical stench. Although, for one tough spot I did very gently use a new wetted putty knife.

I recomend using 3M's Restorer (or similar) with a low RPM buffer before the new ones go on. If you are replacing old decals with a different size, or your boat is in absolute pristine condition this may not be necessary. I have seen other boats that have some crazy shadowing from the unexposed gelcoat where the old decals were.
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Old 05-04-2005, 03:28 PM
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A heat gun can turn the gel coat to a nice shade of brown. Looks a lot like toast. Use the hair dryer, it will get the job done. 3M adhesive remover works well as does Bestine Rubber Cement remover-thinner. The best part about Bestine is it doesn't eat into plastic. Avalable at art supply stores.
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Old 05-05-2005, 06:55 AM
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Can anyone send me an image of the actual prostar logo (jpg, tif,...).
I already made a search on the web but couldn't find anything with enough resolution.
It must to be a digital format (not a photo!) to send to a plotter to cut the decal.
I would be very grateful with your help because buying OEM decals would be very expensive and take too many time due to my localization.

Thanks for your kind cooperation!
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Old 05-05-2005, 08:37 AM
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When I re-did mine this winter I used a propane torch. Keep it about 3-4 inches away from the boat though. Hit it for a few seconds and it peels off like butter. My decals/stripe was almost 20 years old.
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