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Old 01-28-2005, 11:28 AM
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I am re-striping my 86 Wellcraft Nova and would like to know the best way to remove the original 4" wide pinstripe tape on the hull without damaging the gel coat.
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Old 01-28-2005, 11:40 AM
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heat gun on low "LOW" or a hair dryer on high. you can test your heat gun on a piece of electrical tape.. if it bursts into flames its way to hot.
I did a bunch of this tape removel and the key is to to do a foot or two at a time
keep the heatgun moving never hold it in one spot. I then used some goo gone on any residue, cleaning as a went along to remove the goo gone.
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....OR 3M spray-on adhesive & decal remover that can be had at any auto-body supply store...easy, quick, & made for the job...
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....OR 3M spray-on adhesive & decal remover that can be had at any auto-body supply store...easy, quick, & made for the job...
I'll secon that. Works good.
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HEAT GUN works the best
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3M #08987 15 oz. spray can Works very well.
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Old 01-28-2005, 03:38 PM
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Removed 270 ft of stipping on a cruiser with a heat gun and a smooth metal edged putty knife. Came back with acetone/ paint thinner to remove glue (get the thinner off after done!)
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