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Old 01-19-2014, 11:28 AM
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whatever you use - I would not leave it on very long.... heat gun softens paint as well - but you and you don't have to cook the gel coat. Had some old vinyl letters on my boat that felt like hard plastic and seemed welded to the gel coat... 10-20 seconds with a heat gun softened the corners and 10-20 more made the adhesive soft and the scraped away in seconds with a wooden spatula...
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Old 01-19-2014, 02:34 PM
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May want to heat the letters with a hair dryer. When stripping letters off of my work vans, it was always much easier on a hot summer day. Make sure you wear rubber gloves. I've never worked with acetone, but the oven cleaner burns a bit.
John is right, heat those suckers up before you apply the stripper.
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Old 01-19-2014, 02:39 PM
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If you go with stripper do a test spot on the bottom of the hull first.
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Old 01-19-2014, 06:57 PM
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Well we stripped those painted letters today, what a job! Combination of paint stripper, laquer thinner, and acetone is what was needed. What a pain the keister! Mike G supplied the new reg numbers, and I could not be happier. Mike bent over backwards to get me the letters I wanted, and he really delivered as the pics show.
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:11 PM
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Nice looking machine. I like the color scheme.

That 190 handles like a dream on the water. It tracks perfectly and responds to a hard demand for performance. I work a boat hard and the 190 is a daisy.

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Old 01-19-2014, 07:17 PM
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:19 PM
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Well we stripped those painted letters today, what a job! Combination of paint stripper, laquer thinner, and acetone is what was needed. What a pain the keister! Mike G supplied the new reg numbers, and I could not be happier.
Very nice boat.
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:53 PM
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Thanks, now if winter would just go away we could find out if it performs as good as it looks.
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