Originally Posted by Larry M
Wet sand if the paint removers don't work. Start with 1000 then 1200 and finish with 1500 grit then buff out. Use a block. You'll most likely have to wet sand and buff the entire transom. Don't de surprise if you see the ghost lettering. Other than refinishing you'll have to live with the ghost till it fades.
This is what I did.
I first used a citrus paint remover gel and let it sit on the name for a good 15-20 minutes. Then used a sharpe razor to scrape at a low angle.
Rinse, repeat.......about a hundred times.
The gel worked much better than Easy off. I used a cheap foam brush to paint the gel on. I was able to control where the gel went much better than the oven cleaner.
I finally did the wet sanding thing followed by a compound and wax.