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Rozman

I bought an aluminum boat and the old decals are like petrified to it. What's the best way to get them off? Thanks

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iffy

Heating up decals usually aids in the removal. Try a hair blow dryer or a heat gun. Aplastic scraper helps also.

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Rozman

Thanks, I used a propane torch, worked well.

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Bassboy1645

Roz, I remodled my old boat last winter. Are you talking watercraft stickers or the brand name decals? I ground my alumacraft stickers off with a wire brush and then sanded the whole boat to repaint as a camo duck boat. I used a putty knife to scrape the registration stickers and numbers off. hope I could help.

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cjac

For $4 bucks a bottle that stuff called Goo Gone really does the trick for me! Worth a try before taking a wire brush to any paint and metal. Maybe take a razor blade and gently score the decals first and let the "goo" seep in underneath it.

Chris

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fishin58

I tried the goo gone and I had zero results on removal..I stuck with the plastic razor and a little heat.

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Rozman

They were the old registaration/ID # stickers. I heated them up and scraped them off. I am planning on painting my boat camo this summer. Any advice would be great. It is a 14 foot Lund/silver aluminum boat. No paint on it. Thanks

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theoilman

Great, you got the decal/vinyl portion off. Most leave a portion of their glue/adhesive behind. The cheapest thing to use to get the glue off is mineral spirits or paint thinner, keeping a rag very wet, and a lot of elbow grease.

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