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Old 02-07-2008, 10:16 AM
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ANy thoughts how to get them off?
The graphics is 12 years old and it's like trying to peel off paint. Help.

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Old 02-07-2008, 10:19 AM
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Heat gun & soft plastic scraper. The motorcycle stores have a decal-removal product that works OK. Goof-off will also soften the glue.
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CS has the right idea!! In addition something that is inexpensive to aid the process is Naptha... You can get it at Home Depot or your local hardware store and it will help soften the adhesive and will not harm paint or gelcoat... It is about $14 a gallon and is a great chemical... Beware while using the heat gun, possibly only while the surface is warm... It's flamable... Hope this helps!!
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Since you live in Fl. it would't hurt to park it in the direct sunshine a few hours before you start. Every little bit helps.
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Old 02-07-2008, 11:33 AM
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if what chris said doesn't work because the decals have become to brittle you may have to resort to sanding them off.
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Old 02-07-2008, 11:36 AM
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The only thing is though..... nothing works on lightning bolts. Those stay on there forever.
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Old 02-07-2008, 11:44 AM
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THanks.

It's not brittle yet. It's the silver waves etc. that's comng off, for re-paint.
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Old 02-07-2008, 01:22 PM
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You can also use "Graffiti Remover" for home depot. It comes in a spray can. Obviously, dont let it sit over night on the boat. It took about 5 mins of soaking on mine and them they peeled right of with a plastic squeegee.
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WD-40 gets the glue off after you peel.
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Hot sun and goof off always worked for me............
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