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Old 18-09-2019, 06:12   #1
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Removing Decals/ Stripes with Power Tec rubber disc

I have just started to remove a blue stripe along the deck of our Oceanis using a Power Tec rubber disc on an electric drill. The stripe comes off very easily but I am left with a few hard to remove yellow skid marks . Tried polishing out but can still see the marks . Anyone had experience of this and found a way to easily remove the marks?
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Old 18-09-2019, 06:40   #2
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Re: Removing Decals/ Stripes with Power Tec rubber disc

The problem sounds like you have some adhesive remaining. It tends to just smear when hit with a wire brush or the like. It's time to explore better living through the creative use of volatile hydrocarbons. Start with a rag and ordinary mineral spirits (paint thinner), which is the least likely to damage your boat. If that doesn't work (I bet it will) then test something more volatile (WD-40, penetrating oil)) in an inconspicuous spot, and try again. At the most volatile end is ether, readily available as engine starting fluid. Avoid gasoline. It's just too damned dangerous.
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Old 18-09-2019, 07:01   #3
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Heat gun and razor blade. I go back and hit it with some 3m Gelcoat and color restorer, or cleaner and wax when done.
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Heat gun and razor blade. I go back and hit it with some 3m Gelcoat and color restorer, or cleaner and wax when done.
This. Should have used the heat gun to start with
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Re: Removing Decals/ Stripes with Power Tec rubber disc

When I got my boat and was renaming getting the old name heavy decal removed was a bear as I tried scraping and then a heat gun, which you had to be careful not to melt the fiberglass.

Best thing I found was a portable steamer, like for cloths, it removed the decal AND glue without danger of burning, could try that.

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Old 18-09-2019, 08:21   #6
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Re: Removing Decals/ Stripes with Power Tec rubber disc

I took off a 20 year old decal around the bridge on my power boat. I found some of it was removed more easily with the rubber wheel you are using and some with a heat gun. It seems to depend on how the sun has aged the decal.
The residue can be removed with acetone (fingernail polish remover).
By the way, be real careful not to get the fiberglass too hot by getting the heat gun too close. I actually caused a small blister that way.
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Re: Removing Decals/ Stripes with Power Tec rubber disc

I used a heat gun to remove the old name from our boat. But for residue I have used 3M adhesive remover, and Goo Gone, both with good results on separate projects.
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I've also used "Goo Gone" in the past. Worked good.
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GraphXOff works great. It dissolves the decal. Then remove it with a plastic scrapper.

https://www.autotrimdesign.net/Graph...mover_GROG.asp
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I recommend 3m adhesive remover also. It works great on anything I've tried to get the glue off of. I even used this product on my extang vinyl cover.
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Heat gun on low and razor...... comes off beautifully

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The problem sounds like you have some adhesive remaining. It tends to just smear when hit with a wire brush or the like. It's time to explore better living through the creative use of volatile hydrocarbons. Start with a rag and ordinary mineral spirits (paint thinner), which is the least likely to damage your boat. If that doesn't work (I bet it will) then test something more volatile (WD-40, penetrating oil)) in an inconspicuous spot, and try again. At the most volatile end is ether, readily available as engine starting fluid. Avoid gasoline. It's just too damned dangerous.
I like acetone. Iíve never had it bother anything but bottom paint.
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Re: Removing Decals/ Stripes with Power Tec rubber disc

I used Rapid Tek and it took 10 year old decals off in a flash. I had also purchased that wheel and it was annoying and hard to use, so I returned it.
https://www.amazon.com/Remover-Spray...62260161&psc=1
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