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Old 13 June 2008, 10:11   #1
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HELP Tricky Problem - Replacing Avon badges!!!

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I have a avon 4m searider. Could anybody give me advice on a tricky problem.
My avon badges on my rib are looking pretty much worse for wear. So i have decided to invest in some new badges to replace the old ones.

The Problem - One badge is kind of all gone the other is there but needs replacing. Does anyone have any tips on how to get these badges off?? There obviously stuck on solidly.
I do not know how to get them off!? I am scared that if i just pull and rip them off i might
damage the tubes and that is the last thing i want to do.

So any advice on getting the badges off with out hurting the tubes?? I would be very gratefull for any advice.

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Old 13 June 2008, 10:21   #2
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Warm it up with a hairdryer and pull gently. You're unlikely to rip the tubes.
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stick the new ones over the old ones
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stick the new ones over the old ones
It'll be lumpy if you do that.
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The new badges are smaller than the older ones so it would look odd probably, i will attempt the hair dryer idea though.

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The new badges are smaller than the older ones...

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Careful you don't leave a sticky messy area around the new patch - you may need to fit a small hypalon patch under the new badge to cover this.
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This Months (July) Practical Boat Owner has an article entitled Pimp My Rib, they suggest using a hot air gun to remove things like handles apparently the heat breaks down the glue. I doubt a hair drier would have enough oomph but itís worth a try.
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This Months (July) Practical Boat Owner has an article entitled Pimp My Rib, they suggest using a hot air gun to remove things like handles apparently the heat breaks down the glue. I doubt a hair drier would have enough oomph but it’s worth a try.
A hair dryer won't be usefull, has a wide nozzle exit, you need one with a close tubelike ending nozzle to diirect/spot better the hot air flow to break down the glue, can get one with different temperatures in tool stores, shops.

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