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O/t decal removal

Hello everyone, Before anyone asks, Yes I still own and love my Jeep. The question I have today has to do with my boat. I have a fiberglass boat that has some ugly decal striping on it. I tried the heat gun and plastic razor blade trick and it was a little bit of a P.I.T.A. Anyways, anyone on this forum know of a good sticker or vinyl decal remover that is safe for fiberglass and boat gel coats. I plan on asking this question on the I-Boats forum as well, But I have had lots of help from everyone on here before and I figured I would ask here as well. Thanks for all the help guys.

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I have used WD-40 & a razor,, let the WD soak for about an hour ,, That was on glass not fiberglass,, Should work tho ,, You would have to clean it off after its done before paint or appling another decal..

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There are several types of product commonly called decals. The vinyl transfers are thick enough that they can sometimes be peeled off with a fingernail. They respond well to heat or oil soak. Oil will eventually attack the vinyl and soak through to the adhesive layer. Other than abrasion, I don't know what will work on the tissue-thin type that used to come with plastic airplane models and the like.

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Go to Wally World and buy a can of Decal remover. It works really well on all kinds of decals.

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Spilled/sloshed race gas rapidly takes off every sticker on our son's ATV! Even the thick vinyl ones. Paper-based ones disintegrate.

Probably not real good on fiberglass though.. (or skin)



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We remove A-LOT of decals off of Semi trucks at the body shop. We use a eraser wheel... They make one that fits on a standard drill (it works real good) and then there is a industrail one made by snap-on.
But for what you are doing go to a paint and body supply shop and ask about the eraser wheel. You wont regret it.
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I forgot about the eraser wheel I used it to take off the golden eagle on a Cjs hood one time & it did work good for that ,, Got mine from Eastwood,,

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Thanks for all the input guys. The eraser wheel sounds like a good idea. Maybe I can get one from Harbor Freight. Anyways thanks again.

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