Decal Removal

Golfman25

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Sep 12, 2009
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1998 370 Sundancer
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7.4 MPI
Ok I am at a loss. Usually when I remove stickers a little heat, lift a corner, and up they come. The old numbers on my boat aren’t lifting off. They are just kind of disintegrating, creating a nightmare. Any thoughts on getting them to come off? See the pictures 220D901A-1E15-46AF-B5DF-AC3F83675FDE.jpeg27BAD131-8B06-49C5-AFF5-30DD1BEBC2D5.jpeg
 
Heat gun and putty knife. Or chemical like Methyl Acetate which is equally as bad for the gelcoat as the heat gun.
 
I can usually get them loose with a light wave of the heat gun without any collateral damage, but, if it won't come loose with that, you can always use a rubber wheel. That took the 20+year-old name off the back of mine. I was impressed how easy it was on the gelcoat.
 
I can usually get them loose with a light wave of the heat gun without any collateral damage, but, if it won't come loose with that, you can always use a rubber wheel. That took the 20+year-old name off the back of mine. I was impressed how easy it was on the gelcoat.
+1 on the rubber wheel, I used this and it worked great.
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A little heat from a hair dryer makes short work of them and does not damage gel coat. Used that approach for many years without an issue. Acetone or Goo Off gets rid of the glue residue.
 
A little heat from a hair dryer makes short work of them and does not damage gel coat. Used that approach for many years without an issue. Acetone or Goo Off gets rid of the glue residue.
Yeah I usually use heat. You can see the mi sticker pull off in one piece. The numbers are basically disintegrating when I try to lift a corner.
 
Removed all decals from my '99 270 Sundancer last spring. A lotta time, effort, little heat/plastic scraper and a decent amount of goof off. Goof off was the best/least harmful chemical I found and worked great.
 
Be careful on the stripes….. find a replacement before peeling them….. I recently tried working with a sponser on this sight….. one night the wind picked up and the dinghy rubbed up against the side and took a chunk out of both stripes
All I need is 4 feet of each…. They have a min of 50’ for one and a 150’ for the other…. They say they will cut them but every 1/8”…… so I had to cut it. It starts at 3.760 and 4-1/2’ later ends at 3.960. I told them I don’t need a taper…. No go

just make sure to source the stripe before removing it
 
Be careful on the stripes….. find a replacement before peeling them….. I recently tried working with a sponser on this sight….. one night the wind picked up and the dinghy rubbed up against the side and took a chunk out of both stripes
All I need is 4 feet of each…. They have a min of 50’ for one and a 150’ for the other…. They say they will cut them but every 1/8”…… so I had to cut it. It starts at 3.760 and 4-1/2’ later ends at 3.960. I told them I don’t need a taper…. No go

just make sure to source the stripe before removing it
Interesting, thanks for the post.
 
Removed ALL decals on the entire boat last spring. Redid bottom and top pinstripes as well as topside pinstripes. Pinstripes were from hullstripes.com. Sundancer decal and logo near cockpit along with transom decals were through eBay.
 

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