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Old 06-09-2005, 08:36 AM
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How do you get white off rub rail?

I have guide pole covers on my trailer that have the white lettering on them, and occassionally if the boat brushes against it during launching, the white comes off on my rub rail. Does anyone have a good solution to getting this stuff off? (Other than simply not allowing the boat to hit the guide posts!)

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Old 06-09-2005, 08:37 AM
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You know I have the same problem.
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Old 06-09-2005, 08:38 AM
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acetone does the trick. don't get it on your stickers.
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Old 06-09-2005, 08:39 AM
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I've used mineral spirits and a lot of rubbing in the past, and it comes off, but there has to be a better way. I wish they painted cars with that stuff!
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Old 06-09-2005, 08:54 AM
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Same problem . I use an electric buffer to wax the boat. Between the wax and the buffer mine cleans up nicely and leaves the rub rail looking great. I didn't like the idea of using other chemicals that close to the gel.
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Old 06-09-2005, 08:58 AM
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acetone does the trick. don't get it on your stickers.
put a small amount on a rag and it comes right off.
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Old 06-09-2005, 09:20 AM
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I have the simular problem, except the white came off the dock bumpers I had last year.
I will bive acetone a try, I was about to replace the rubber insert in the rub rail.
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Old 06-09-2005, 09:30 AM
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When I had my 88 I used Meguiars heavy duty oxidation remover on the boat and tried it on the rub rail and it worked great. Took it off easily and worked great on the boat too.
It will also remove scratches from the gelcoat.
I would not use Acetone near my gelcoat.

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Old 06-09-2005, 09:46 AM
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laquer (sp?) thinner will also work. It is a little less aggressive than acetone. Still dont get it on the stickers.
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Old 06-09-2005, 09:51 AM
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Acetone works well getting the boat buddy residue of the hull, too. From numerous sources, I've been made to understand that it won't harm your gelcoat if you immediately rinse afterwards with mild detergent and warm water and follow up with a good waxing. I've used it on my boat once or twice before I ditched the boat buddy and have seen no ill effects from it.

As Tex mentioned, a little dab 'll do ya.

But that's just been my experience. If you're not comfortable doing it, by all means, try something else.
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