Like Tree0Likes

Vinyl graphic removing

Reply
Old 01-23-2006, 07:29 PM
  #11
Registered
 
Jigsaw89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,007
Default Re: Vinyl graphic removing

If you still have clear coat on your boat it won't be an issue.

Quote:
Originally Posted by TeamTaboo
Do not use brake cleaner it will remove the paint also
Jigsaw89 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2006, 08:11 PM
  #12
VIP Member
VIP Member
 
lucky strike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Pompano Beach, Florida
My Boats: Using LS JR. TG
Posts: 8,468
Default Re: Vinyl graphic removing

Good luck Mike! Here is my old one 30 years ago

L.S.
Attached Thumbnails
Vinyl graphic removing-magnum2.jpg   Vinyl graphic removing-magnum3.jpg   Vinyl graphic removing-magnumcorvette.jpg  

lucky strike is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2006, 08:20 PM
  #13
Registered User
 
Cap206's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Seneca, IL
My Boats: 88 rinker 206
Posts: 68
Default Re: Vinyl graphic removing

When I worked in the body shop we would use a salamander heater to warm whole side of car.Get an edge started with two guys,''4 hands are better than 2''and would usually come off pretty good.Use plastic razor blade and Du Ponts 3812 enamel reducer or another ''alkid'' enamel reducer.This reducer will make glue gum up when you scrap with plastic razor and will not hurt the paint.Then buff, if it is clear coat it should look like new.If not cleared your buffer will turn the color of boat.
Cap206 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2006, 11:55 PM
  #14
Lynch Mob Racing
Platinum Member
 
Hot Duck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Ocean City, MD
My Boats: 39' Cigarette Top Gun, Donzi 22 Classic, 36 Yellowfin
Posts: 2,673
Default Re: Vinyl graphic removing

Whenever we needed to remove stickers on the race boat we always used a heat gun to warm them up and then just peeled them off with our fingers. When we bought the Apache it had vinyl graphics all over it that we had removed while the boat was at Martin Offshore. To the best of my knowledge they also used only a heat gun and their fingers to removed the graphics. After the vinyl was gone they followed up with a polishing compound, a lighter polish and then several coats of wax. The results turned out pretty well.

There is also something out there called "Sticker Off" that breaks down the glue and makes it easier to get the stickers off. I don't know where it comes from, but our local vinyl sticker guy uses it. I will ask him where it comes from when I see him. Meanwhile, maybe an Internet search will yield some results.
Attached Thumbnails
Vinyl graphic removing-1.jpg   Vinyl graphic removing-2.jpg   Vinyl graphic removing-3.jpg  

Hot Duck is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2006, 12:58 AM
  #15
Registered
 
stecz20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: San Francisco CA
My Boats: I am Jersey's B!tch
Posts: 7,772
Default Re: Vinyl graphic removing

Quote:
Originally Posted by masher44
Just removed mine from the side of the boat.... I used a heat gun and peeled it off and then rubbed with WD-40 and a plastic scraper (actually an old credit card) to get the adhesive off. I left the deck graphics on because I was afraid there would be too much fading around it but the sides came out nice....

It is MUCH easier with two people and 4 hands tugging on the vinyl

this method has always worked the best for me....
stecz20 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2006, 09:12 AM
  #16
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Vice City & Tavernier, FL
My Boats: one ballsy Top Gun, a very fast Skater, one party Yellowfin....oh yeah, and two Boston Whalers
Posts: 5,850
Default Re: Vinyl graphic removing

thanks yall for your input

jr mike
thedonz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2006, 05:28 PM
  #17
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Vice City & Tavernier, FL
My Boats: one ballsy Top Gun, a very fast Skater, one party Yellowfin....oh yeah, and two Boston Whalers
Posts: 5,850
Default Re: Vinyl graphic removing

i was told today by local shop that the best way to have this done is take off the vinyl is to take them off and then have the boat wet sand and buff and then wax so that there won't be a color difference from the rest of the hull. what's yall input on that ? thanks in advance

jr mike
thedonz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2006, 05:34 PM
  #18
Registered
 
Jigsaw89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,007
Default Re: Vinyl graphic removing

That's 100% correct. Remove all the vinyl and sticker residue followed by wet/dry sanding (depending on preference) and finally buff/wax. If the area under the vinyl is not raised or does not require sanding to match the rest of the hull, just compound and wax and be done with it.

Dan
Jigsaw89 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2006, 05:56 PM
  #19
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Vice City & Tavernier, FL
My Boats: one ballsy Top Gun, a very fast Skater, one party Yellowfin....oh yeah, and two Boston Whalers
Posts: 5,850
Default Re: Vinyl graphic removing

what do yall advise to use to take off the glue that will stay on the hull once i take out the vinyl

jr mike
thedonz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2006, 07:07 PM
  #20
Registered
 
Catagory5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Galloway, NJ
My Boats: all of them
Posts: 299
Default Re: Vinyl graphic removing

If you use a stripe removal wheel it removes the glue too. If you heat gun it off use 3M's adhesive remover.
Catagory5 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
buggyride
General Boating Discussion
6
09-19-2007 11:21 AM
Dago Racing
Fountain
27
09-06-2005 09:47 AM
Chris288
General Boating Discussion
2
06-23-2004 11:59 AM
SeaWeasel
General Q & A
6
02-03-2004 03:51 PM
Intolerant1
General Boating Discussion
8
09-25-2002 01:39 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:50 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.