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Old 06-17-2005, 12:34 PM
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Removing decals

I am thinking about removing the main decal on my boat. i saw a picture of my same boat with the decals removed for sale on this web site and thought it looked pretty cool. i am wondering whats the best way to take them off. i also posted a pic of my boat and the boat i saw for sale by Scot
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Old 06-17-2005, 02:01 PM
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I am thinking about removing the main decal on my boat. i saw a picture of my same boat with the decals removed for sale on this web site and thought it looked pretty cool. i am wondering whats the best way to take them off. i also posted a pic of my boat and the boat i saw for sale by Scot
Goo Gone.. and maybe a plastic razor blade to get it started.. unless you are super careful with a metal one.
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Old 06-17-2005, 02:04 PM
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I just got done removing and replacing all the decals on my 190. I used a hair dryer and a plastic putty knife. Before you use the putty knife make sure to file the corners round so it will not dig in and scratch the gel coat. Heat the decal, use the putty knife to lift the corner of the decal up and peel it. It was very easy and painless.

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Old 06-17-2005, 04:45 PM
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I was looking on boats dot com today and saw the same year as mine, with no stickers... It looked good too. I'm taking mine off (as I also prepare to buff it out this fall) this weekend just for a different look.
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Old 06-17-2005, 04:47 PM
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Old 06-17-2005, 08:16 PM
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No stickers

Here's the boat I liked without stickers. But what has caught my eye even more is the very nice trailer. I'm really liking that!!

==> No Stickers <==
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Old 06-17-2005, 08:49 PM
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plastic scraper, and some goof off to remove the residue. I've used this combo on many boats and cars in the past, make sure the surface is clean first.
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Old 06-18-2005, 09:38 AM
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thanks for the info guys i will take pics thru the process its probably won't happen until the end of summer because i'll have to buff the entire boat out after i remove them, and i hate that more than anything else.
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Old 06-18-2005, 09:57 AM
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Just looks to me like it needs some stars, and letters too
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Old 06-28-2005, 10:32 AM
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Stripe Off Wheel

I would recommend staying away from scraping the decals off. Doing that can cause more damage to the surface than what it's worth.

The best way to do it is to use a striping tool. 3M makes one they call "Stripe Off Wheel". I've attempted to include a link to 3M's product page for this.

3M Sripe Off Wheel

You should be able to purchase one of these at an autobody supply store. The same stores that sell auto paints to the body shops.

This tool will remove the vinyl and glue at once and will not harm the boat's surface. This is the absolute best way to remove the decals. It may be a bit more pricey, but it will help insure you don't cause more problems by gouging into the surface of your beloved boat.
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