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Old 15-04-2009, 04:59 PM   #1
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sticker removal

Hi was wondering how to remove stickers from my boat. It's still got team25 racing paper sticker on the front and the plastic drivers.com stickers on the side.

I think I remember Simon saying use hot water but would like to be clear before scalding my boat.
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Old 15-04-2009, 05:01 PM   #2
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hot water, or a heat gun should do the trick!
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Old 16-04-2009, 07:54 AM   #3
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A hair dryer will do the job nicely and a bit of acetone to remove any goo!
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Old 16-04-2009, 04:00 PM   #4
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Non chloro carbon based

A chemist once told me to use a non chloro-carbon based solvent on gelcoat - petrol fits that catagory- he believed acetone causes microscopic perforations in gelcoat. He also told me not to use car polish on gelcoat as it goes yellow in the sun due to the amonia - he was right about that - boat never was quite white again.......
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Old 16-04-2009, 05:48 PM   #5
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Hi was wondering how to remove stickers from my boat. It's still got team25 racing paper sticker on the front and the plastic drivers.com stickers on the side.

I think I remember Simon saying use hot water but would like to be clear before scalding my boat.
It sounds like they have not been on there for long so gently warming will help remove,just go carefull not to get it too hot as it softens the gell coat.I had to remove some graphics on an old Fletcher that were a nightmare and had to heat and scrape and if too hot the gell coat became very soft
Nic
PS When we remove stickers from Vans, park it in direct sunshine definately helps or leave the van running for a couple of hours with the heater on full blast,better still get the apprentice to remove them outside in the middle of winter- it's all education
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Old 16-04-2009, 06:12 PM   #6
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better still get the apprentice to remove them outside in the middle of winter- it's all education

that sounds familiar! I especially like ambulance checkers
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