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    Default Removing Decals

    So Im upgrading my decals next week and need to remove the old ones. Anyone have any advice?
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    Definitely use a heat gun or hair dryer to soften up the adhesive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NCSUmoomba View Post
    Definitely use a heat gun or hair dryer to soften up the adhesive.

    times two, start with hair dryer, or heat gun on low.
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    +3 hair dryer to get the decal off... then some acetate to clean off the sticky residue...
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    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.
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    i used a hair dryer and a plastic razor blade
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    Default 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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    Default Removing Decals

    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!!!
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    I'm no expert, I just read up on the Moomba Forum...

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    Default Removing Decals

    Quote Originally Posted by redmondson View Post
    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
    2004 Outback Blue on White *Sold
    2008 LSV Blue on White
    EXILED with 6 SX65-M in cabin & 2 XM9s rockin the tower
    2 Kicker ZX700.5 Amps powering the entire boat with 2 10" Subs under the dash
    Krypt KMA4200 EQ under driver's side dash to control all the madness
    Z5 Cargo Rack annnnnnnd She's NEKKKKED....

    I'm no expert, I just read up on the Moomba Forum...

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    Yea, let's see some naked pics.
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    2000 Outback LS (sold)
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