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Old 05-21-2021, 07:07 PM   #41
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Eucalyptus oil is usually effective but may be difficult for you to source. I`m yet to see a koala with an adhesive label attached .
Also great for cleaning inflatables.
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Old 05-21-2021, 07:09 PM   #42
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If all else fails try gasoline. Dip your rag in your tenders gas tank.
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On our new (to us) boat, we tried all of the above except the rubber wheel with no success. We also tried GooGone (which, I think, is different from Goo Be Gone).


We finally succeeded with MEK, a solvent you will find in the paint department at Home Depot or Ace. Note that this is NOT MEK peroxide, which is an oxidant used to polymerize polyester resin.


The rubber wheels are made for use on cars -- steel -- and the manufacturer explicitly warns against use on fiberglass.


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I had same problem. My solution may not be the same as yours….
EasyOff spray oven cleaner worked for me! And it didn’t affect the paint.
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Old 05-23-2021, 02:22 PM   #45
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I had same problem. My solution may not be the same as yours….
EasyOff spray oven cleaner worked for me! And it didn’t affect the paint.
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I've heard that Easy-Off works. Remember, though, that some fiberglass boats have gel-coat (colored resin) as the outer surface and some have one variety of paint or another. When using an aggressive material such as Easy-Off, be sure to test it in an inconspicuous place


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If you are trying to remove old adhesive follow the link that koliver posted. The rubber wheels can be used with a cordless drill. The rubber coats the adhesive with rubber dust and it just falls to the ground. All solvents do is melt the glue and allow you to spread it around, once the solvent evaporates the glue returns to being a sticky mess.
After softening adhesive with acetone, spray the surface with goo gone before the acetone evaporates. It prevents the balls of adhesive from sticking again. Then wash with soapy water. I’ve used this method often. If there’s any little remaining, wipe with a rag and acetone.
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Lacquer thinner. It is my most important chemical I keep on hand.
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Old 05-25-2021, 01:09 PM   #48
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Removing old adhesive - letters still visible

I used a combination of several solutions, but Easy Off seemed to work best. I was able to remove all the adhesive, but the letters are still visible because the gelcoat underneath has not aged the same. I talked to a professional boat detailer and he said it was very difficult to completely erase.
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Removing Adhesive

Try oven cleaner. Worked great for me with the name that was on a boat for over 20 years.
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Bio-Solv has worked quite well for us, and other boaters who were struggling with heat guns, razors, etc.: https://greenacetone.com/
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