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    I am halfway through a decal/logo update for my 99 MC SportStar. I removed both of the large MasterCraft Decals on the sides this weekend. I am looking for recommendations for an adhesive remover. The vinyl decal came off okay but the adhesive is stubborn. Thanks in advance, Jamie
    Currently Boatless, searching for next boat SN 196...?
    Previous Boats:
    99 MasterCraft SportStar CB
    98 Moomba Boomerang 310 HP 350 Carb
    88 MC PowerSlot 240 HP 351 Carb Black on White

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    break clean?
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    • #3
      Originally posted by VTJC
      I am halfway through a decal/logo update for my 99 MC SportStar. I removed both of the large MasterCraft Decals on the sides this weekend. I am looking for recommendations for an adhesive remover. The vinyl decal came off okay but the adhesive is stubborn. Thanks in advance, Jamie

      I used this on my SUV when I removed the fender flares this weekend. it was a pain, but worked.

      Blaster Decal and Sticker remover

      I bought it at Advanced Auto.

      Not sure if it is safe for gelcoat or not...

      Also, you might want to wear a mask as I doubt the fumes are healthy. I hvae had no ill eeffct tohugh.
      If my words don't make sense, try reading them backwards.

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      • #4
        I tried brake cleaner and spray on glass cleaner, neither worked particularly well. I need to buy some true adhesive remover, but thought others might have ideas.
        Currently Boatless, searching for next boat SN 196...?
        Previous Boats:
        99 MasterCraft SportStar CB
        98 Moomba Boomerang 310 HP 350 Carb
        88 MC PowerSlot 240 HP 351 Carb Black on White

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        • #5
          When I redid the woodgrain decals on my jeep, a heat gun was the ticket. I'd be leary using it on gelcoat without researching it further. Maybe start with a hairdryer. 3M makes a decal remover as well, but I'd get some feedback as to how it affects the surface.
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          • #6
            Another note is that the decal remover or adhesive remover will strip the wax so you will need to wax the area afterwards. Of course if you are putting new decals on, it may be a good thing to strip the wax.
            If my words don't make sense, try reading them backwards.

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            • #7
              Thanks I used a heat gun judiciously to get the vinyl portion off.
              Currently Boatless, searching for next boat SN 196...?
              Previous Boats:
              99 MasterCraft SportStar CB
              98 Moomba Boomerang 310 HP 350 Carb
              88 MC PowerSlot 240 HP 351 Carb Black on White

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              • #8
                Originally posted by east tx skier
                the woodgrain decals .
                Really nice Clark, really nice.
                It's Snowing in the UP

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                • #9
                  GooGone. Works great and available at most any megamart or hardware store. Just wax after.
                  Last edited by BrianM; 08-08-2006, 02:45 PM.
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                  • #10
                    Jamie, I heard about the 3m stuff on the Jeep forum when I was having a hard time with heat and a rubber spatula getting the 18 yr old adhesive off. There was some concern from those guys as to how it would react with the painted finish that had no clear coat.

                    "Don't know why they call it hamburger helper; it does just fine by itself."
                    Previous: 1993 Prostar 205

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                    • #11
                      Not sure what goof-off would do to the gelcoat, but it will remove the adhesive.
                      It's Snowing in the UP

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                      • #12
                        WD-40 works for me
                        Hello, my name Ryan!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by BrianM
                          GooGone. Works great and available at most any megamart or hardware store. Just wax after.
                          I second GooGone...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by east tx skier

                            "Don't know why they call it hamburger helper; it does just fine by itself."

                            Try the new Chitterling Helper and Vienna Sausage Helper!
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                            • #15
                              Goof Off, probably same type of thing as Goo Gone. Never had a problem using it on gelcoat

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