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    What's the best and fastest way to remove old decals? I spent 3 hours last night removing one side of the registration and MasterC. I used a hair dryer and plastic putty knife which helped, but there has to be a better way! I just can't see spending 20 hours removing decals. I also need a connection for new decals to replace the old. I would appreciate any and all advice.
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    heat gun - a little more heat than hair dryer - but not much more..
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    • #3
      I'd just peel them off and then use goo-gone on the sticky stuff.

      It my not be the fastest, but it sure is a safe way.
      Last edited by CantRepeat; 06-05-2013, 10:20 AM.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by CantRepeat View Post
        I'd just peel them off and then use goo-gone on the sticky stuff.

        It my not be the fastest, but it sure is a safe way.
        X2. I use a razor blade to remove them, be careful not to cut the gel coat! Then Goo-B-Gone to get rid of the sticky stuff. Eithe Midwest MasterCraft or talk Jim at Bay Area Water Sports to get new ones.

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        • #5
          I you have a commercial buffer 3M makes a special pad to remove decals without damaging the sub surface. However heat gun or large hairdryer works just as well.

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          • #6
            Make it easy on yourself. Pressure washer. Done. If you have any resistance, use a heat gun, or as a last resort, a hair dryer to soften. Pressure washer will blow the pieces right off, without any concern for damage.

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            • #7
              Never thought of a pressure washer. I use a heat gun and then. Acetone to remove the residue.

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              • #8
                The Sun/heat is your friend, if working out of your garage as in the pics. I would take Halogen Lights plug them up and place about 12" away, leave for about 10-15 min and then come back with your putty Knife and hairdryer. You want to heat them almost that it burns your fingers to the touch, and they just come right off.

                Go B Gone for cleanup... Plus if I were you a good compound and buff, then wax the whole area to get the shine back to match the rest. Then use Ahchol or the like to remove wax and apply new.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by onejdgreen View Post
                  X2. I use a razor blade to remove them, be careful not to cut the gel coat! Then Goo-B-Gone to get rid of the sticky stuff. Eithe Midwest MasterCraft or talk Jim at Bay Area Water Sports to get new ones.
                  I don't recommend a razor - to easy to scratch gel...
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mikeg205 View Post
                    I don't recommend a razor - to easy to scratch gel...
                    I agree, it's pretty easy to nick the gel with a razor blade.
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                    • #11
                      I agree with not using razor. Heat gun/ hair dryer and goo gone or citrus base cleaner.
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                      • #12
                        +3 on the pressure washer
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                        • #13
                          Haven't tried the pressure washer yet, but with the correct amount of heat and even old stickers peel right off.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Yellow X9 View Post
                            +3 on the pressure washer
                            Pressure washer doesn't work , at least not on the application. But thanks for the input.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by thatsmrmastercraft View Post
                              Haven't tried the pressure washer yet, but with the correct amount of heat and even old stickers peel right off.
                              Should I be concerned with getting the gelcoat too hot? Could too much heat damage the gelcoat/fiberglass? Thx

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