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  1. #11
    I was trying to buff out my 29 Fountain and was buffing lightly and buffed through the stripes. I had to repaint the stripes. They were so thin that I wonder if you just buff the boat with 3M compound that they will come off pretty easy.

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    I took a single edge razor blade to mine. Worked like a charm. Of course, I wasn't real concerned about nicks in the gel given the condition of the rest of the hull. If you are careful it might work for you.

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    Neno the mind boggler VIP Member glassdave's Avatar
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    wildfire- i have used that trick many times and have striped entire boats like that. the trick to doing it safely is to round the corners off of the blade with a fine grit sandpaper. depending on how well the paint is bonded to the gel. sometimes i will dull the blade also. keeps it fron digging in.

    oh. and you might want to wear a pair of safety glasses when doing this. it tends to fracture the paint into these sharp little flakes that fly every where.
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    I agree with Too Old.
    I've used acetone on painted on sponsor names, and the paint wiped off fairly easily.

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    speel chekk this fokker! Charter Member puder's Avatar
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    i took off a name down the side of my boat. over cleaner made quick work of the paint but made the gelcote haze up. I had to wetsand 800-1200-1500 with a spray bottle full or water and an air random orbit sander. Finished up with compound and a healthy waxxing. It was major pain in the ass but it got the large orange 80s style block lettered "pure energy" off the side of my boat.
    Pardon me, while I whip this out!

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    I have also used acetone to remove painted-on registration numbers from Imron. It will soften the Imron if left on for more than a few strokes at a time.

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    I just stripped a Cigarette Bullet with a product made by Kleen Strip it is Fiberglass safe and will not hurt the gel coat you can apply it with a paint brush just do not do it in the sun it will dry to fast the Bullet had a base coat clear coat finish on it so it took about 3 coats to get the paint off when you paint it on it will take about 5-8 minutes at about 60 degrees and then you can scrape it off with a razor blade any questions give me a call 918-906-9801

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    Im looking at doing the same thing.

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    Jryan26 you watched me strip the Cig Bullet.

    When are you going to start on yours??

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    Were doomed! Charter Member Wally's Avatar
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    We used easy off oven cleaner on my buddys 28cig project a while back.....had to take off :"cigarette racing" off the side that was painted on. I wouldnt recomend it cause you have to play with the time period of when it takes effect. We got about 80% of the way through the boat with great results and then a guy left it on there about 10min too long on one side when he went to answer a phone call with us not knowing working on the other side....... turned the gell a stained yellow! and the worse part about it is that it has bled through the new paint a little........nothing a little creative sticker work didnt fix but it did get the owner pissed off cause of the money spent on the paint job!!!

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