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Old 14-01-2013, 08:46   #1
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Removing old decals

Any recommendations on how to remove an old decal from the transom? Any special techniques involved?

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Old 14-01-2013, 08:47   #2
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Re: Removing old decals

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Re: Removing old decals

We used a hair dryer to heat the decal, a plastic scraper to remove it, then methyl hydrate to soften and remove the residual "goo."
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Re: Removing old decals

Depends upon the type of adhesive and decal material, but as stated gentle heat works well for vinyl (heat gun). And lots of different solvents can work for removing the goo, "Goo Gone", WD40 or similar, mineral spirits, carb cleaner spray, paint thinner....I"ve used all the above at one time or another.

You will have an area of the hull which is different shade of color than the surrounding area, but that will weather in over time. Might motivate you to buff out the rest of the hull !
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