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Old 04-15-2010, 07:43 AM   #1
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Removing the old name

I removed the old name last weekend but the letters left a sticky residue on the hull. I've tried acetone and mineral spirits but I can't get it off. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:45 AM   #2
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I used 3 M Adhesive Remover. Then 600 grit wet sandpaper. Worked.
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Old 04-15-2010, 09:49 AM   #3
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Perhaps StickerOff or Goo Gone.* StickerOff is available through WM but I thought the quantity was rather small.* I have a bottle but haven't tried it yet.* I use Goo Gone around the house and have had good results.* (Plus the price is reasonable)
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:55 AM   #4
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Docs right on the money, 3M
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:39 AM   #5
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We used a citrus-based cleaner to get the gummy residue left behind by the vinyl lettering we removed from our boat. The brand we use is De-Solv-It. http://www.orange-sol.com/household/index.html No residue left, no abrasives, works great. We use for all sorts of things on the boat.
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Isopropyl alcohol
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Old 04-15-2010, 02:47 PM   #7
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"Goof - Off" * -- (Lowes carries it) is a great paint, gunk, etc remover
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Old 04-15-2010, 04:17 PM   #8
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Ditto on the Goof-Off. Apply liberally and wait a bit. Works great.
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Old 04-15-2010, 04:47 PM   #9
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I just removed a lot of residue on plstic laminate cabinets with brake parts cleaner. Need good ventilation.

When we removed the old painted name on our transom, Easy-Off oven cleaner worked best.
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:09 PM   #10
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Goo gone worked on mine. After I pulled off the letters with help of a heatgun some residue remained the Goo Gone rubbed on with a terry cloth rag took it off.
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:58 PM   #11
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Be very careful with brake cleaner....that stuff will disintegrate plastic...I have seen it. I would only use it on metal. I think it would work in this capacity but it might work "too well" and start eating the boat.....stuff is wicked!!!
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Old 04-15-2010, 09:09 PM   #12
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Some people say brake cleaner can damage brain cells if used without proper ventilation. I have used it for years and never felt that I needed to be overly concerned. Some people say brake cleaner can damage brain cells if used without proper ventilation.
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Hahaha....Steve, you gonna be around this weekend for the SSH Crawfish boil?
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Old 04-15-2010, 09:15 PM   #14
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No- we hoped to make it but are holding out for the Blessing of the Fleet in 2 weeks. We plan on dressing the girl up and are signed up for the parade. I'll give you a call.
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Got myself a bottle of Goo-Gone. I'll try it next week. Thanks.
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