psneeld wrote:CPseudonym wrote:
Try a 3M pinstripe removal wheel chucked into a drill. Most auto parts stores have them in the $20 range. Sometimes trade named Strip-It. They work like a charm on cars and boats without damaging the finish.
*This was just passed on to me as well.
peeling off decals can work..but if they are old and cracked or in bad shape from scratches or such (which makes them strip off in way more pieces) you'll be using the heat gun on yourself.
*Friend of mine bought a 15 or so year old 18' Glastron a couple months ago. Great find, covered its whole life darn near factory clean interior. I've never seen so many decals on a hull before. Stored on a carport and the sun baked the decals on the starboard side of the hull. 3 weekends of heat gun and plastic scraper and it was a real mess.(not even 1/4 done) Told him about the 3M wheel and he was done with the whole boat in less than 8 hours and it looked great.
The only things I peel now are bananas and oranges.