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Old 08-14-2019, 08:10 AM
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Graphics and waxing

Hey all. I just purchased a 1998 Prostar and it needs a little hull restoration. The transom is pretty badly oxidized. Iím going to wet sand the transom and compound the sides of the hull to remove all the oxidation. I also would like to replace the graphics. Should I add the graphics before I apply the wax? Thanks.


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Old 08-14-2019, 08:41 AM
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Hey all. I just purchased a 1998 Prostar and it needs a little hull restoration. The transom is pretty badly oxidized. Iím going to wet sand the transom and compound the sides of the hull to remove all the oxidation. I also would like to replace the graphics. Should I add the graphics before I apply the wax? Thanks.


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Yes

You want the surface as clean and dry as possible to get the best adhesion, this includes no wax of any kind.
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Old 08-17-2019, 05:12 PM
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Thanks! Whatís the best proven method of removing old graphics?


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Old 08-17-2019, 10:59 PM
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There are several threads on this forum about this which include pictures and steps to follow. In short, you can remove the vast majority of the graphics with a heat gun, a good hair dryer, and/or some mineral spirits. Always remove all of the wax and glue residue before you apply new graphics. For the best possible shine, use BrianM's method. I've used this exact same strategy to change out the graphics on will pull boats and remove oxidation.

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Old 08-18-2019, 08:08 AM
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Consider a 3M Stripe Off Wheel to remove vinyl graphics from gelcoat and paint. It might be easier than a heat gun.
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Old 08-18-2019, 10:12 AM
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Old 08-20-2019, 04:59 PM
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Consider a 3M Stripe Off Wheel to remove vinyl graphics from gelcoat and paint. It might be easier than a heat gun.
3M stripe off wheel works awesome.

Only thing I would recommend is to use a cordless drill so it does not spin it too fast and damage the gel coat.
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Old 08-23-2019, 05:04 PM
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I just did it, 1986 name and graphis from my Chris craft, I used Oven cleaner!!! razor blade, it comes right off. then wash and wax... EASY.

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Old 08-24-2019, 10:40 PM
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this is the best thread for comprehensive step by step oxidation removal

https://teamtalk.mastercraft.com/sho...dation+removal
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Old 10-16-2019, 01:13 AM
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Thanks! Whatís the best proven method of removing old graphics?


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I used a heat gun and plastic scraper.
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