So Im upgrading my decals next week and need to remove the old ones. Anyone have any advice?
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Thread: Removing Decals
04-15-2013, 07:28 PM #1Junior Member
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Removing Decals05 Moomba LSV
04-15-2013, 07:51 PM #2
Definitely use a heat gun or hair dryer to soften up the adhesive.Brian Roberts
2001 Outback DD
04-15-2013, 08:55 PM #3
04-16-2013, 08:04 AM #4
+3 hair dryer to get the decal off... then some acetate to clean off the sticky residue...2008 LSV 1100s 650IBS Reversible Pumps w\Timers
04-16-2013, 10:54 AM #5
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.My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
05-14-2013, 12:56 PM #6
i used a hair dryer and a plastic razor blade2004 Outback Blue/white w/5.7 indmar 350, Direct Drive
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05-14-2013, 01:39 PM #7
Re: Removing Decals
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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05-14-2013, 10:11 PM #8
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!!!2004 Outback Blue on White
2008 LSV Blue on White
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05-14-2013, 10:15 PM #9
05-14-2013, 10:43 PM #10
Yea, let's see some naked pics.My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!