Removinge decals from gelcoat

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by sbklf, Oct 12, 2006.

  1. sbklf
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    sbklf Junior Member

    Any suggestions on how to remove large decals from the side of my boat without marking the gelcoat. Kevin
  2. grp.boat
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    grp.boat Junior Member

    try using a hair dryer. this might leave some glue but this can be wiped with acetone or thinners.
  3. KnottyBuoyz
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    KnottyBuoyz Provocateur & Raconteur

    I used one of those rubber wheels that gones on your electric drill. Available from most automotive supply stores. Worked really well, removing the pin strip and the glue. All it needed was a rub down with thinner before applying new stripes.

  4. clt_capt
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    clt_capt New Member

    you can easily remove them with a little heat (hair dryer, heat gun on low) the acetone to remove the glue and finally buff it out with some polish

  5. SteamFreak
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    SteamFreak USMM

    compound can also take out the glue but don't do that unless you're ready to wax the boat..
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