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Old 20 March 2012, 06:30   #1
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I have got sign writing on my boat...

And i don't want it..... it is on a patch of rubber above the strake...

Have tried peeling it and it is a balls ache.

Is there a quicker way (maybe through use of a chemical agent), to remove it?

I am not resorting to a gas axe, no matter how tempting

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Is it vinyl or printed on?

Vinyl, warm it gently and peel off, then use Stick Stuff remover on the glue.

Printed, small amount of acetone on a rag and gently remove, an alcohol based cleaner will work too but not as well.

My mate used CIF to clean the mess made after taking a rubber patch off.
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Cheers,

Will go with the heating, failing that acytone it is.
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You may need a heat gun on a rubber patch, if you use one keep it set low and don't go anywhere near a seam - I always keep my hand in the way so if my hand can cope with the heat so can the boat.
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You may need a heat gun on a rubber patch, if you use one keep it set low and don't go anywhere near a seam - I always keep my hand in the way so if my hand can cope with the heat so can the boat.
A hairdryer works too and you don't need to worry about burning the tubes.
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Hair dryer.... Spot on, can run that off the generator in the bow, cheers chaps.
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