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redmondson
04-15-2013, 08:28 PM
So Im upgrading my decals next week and need to remove the old ones. Anyone have any advice?

NCSUmoomba
04-15-2013, 08:51 PM
Definitely use a heat gun or hair dryer to soften up the adhesive.

jmvotto
04-15-2013, 09:55 PM
Definitely use a heat gun or hair dryer to soften up the adhesive.


times two, start with hair dryer, or heat gun on low.

eblom
04-16-2013, 09:04 AM
+3 hair dryer to get the decal off... then some acetate to clean off the sticky residue...

kaneboats
04-16-2013, 11:54 AM
Get some spray on goof off and be prepared to take some time to get all the sticky off. I used a hair dryer though and probably should have found a heat gun.

motosno963
05-14-2013, 01:56 PM
i used a hair dryer and a plastic razor blade

newty
05-14-2013, 02:39 PM
M.E.K. is a great solvent you can find in the paint section of any store. Works great on gel coat. Just remember to put a good coat of wax on after you clean the residue, but before you put the new decals on.

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tgoody14
05-14-2013, 11:11 PM
Depends on how much sun your boat has seen on the decals....
My 08 LSV was on a slip year round since new and the drivers side saw the sunrise every morning, other side never unless out of the slip...
I removed my decals couple weeks ago and the passenger side came off in one pull using a hair dryer and my fingernail. Took a total of 10 minutes, taking my time!!! I was excited!!! Went around to the drivers side.... 3 hours later I was only halfway done and my hands/fingers were toast!!! I sprayed goo gone on it and let it sit over night and finished it up the next day, which wasn't any easier... Just giving you a heads up if yours has seen a lot of sun!
Also I read acetone will eat the gel coat in the long run so maybe steer clear of that and if you have a local car store you may go buy a 3M adhesive removal wheel that attaches to a cordless drill to make the job a little faster if you decals have seen a lot of sun!!!

tgoody14
05-14-2013, 11:15 PM
So Im upgrading my decals next week and need to remove the old ones. Anyone have any advice?

I just realized the original post was a month ago... 😤

Soooooo how'd it go!? lol

kaneboats
05-14-2013, 11:43 PM
Yea, let's see some naked pics.

newty
05-15-2013, 02:02 PM
Yea, let's see some naked pics.

Love naked pictures!

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wolfeman131
05-15-2013, 02:03 PM
just make sure the pics are of a boat and not something mandley has plasti-dipped.

newty
05-15-2013, 02:05 PM
Or of himself!

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