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Old 08 July 2011, 18:09   #1
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How do I remove spraydeck?

I have an Avon SR4 (deluxe) - from which a previous owner has removed most of the orange spraydeck, however it is not all removed and I think that the boat would look better without any on it, rather than just some...

How do I remove what remains?
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- without damaging the tubes
- where it joins the bit that needs to remain which holds the rope down the side (no idea what it is called!)

the SR4 in this thread (recently bought from ebay) has had this done nicely - similar boat to mine...

many thanks

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Old 08 July 2011, 21:13   #2
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hi mate its very hard to get it off without damageing the tubes mine was removed buy a guy in derby as he repaired my tubes and took the spray deck off but it marks the tubes if weather ok tommorow will take some pics
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Old 09 July 2011, 07:22   #3
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here is a pic of what mine looks like it does scuff a bit like i said i dident do mine more time might have been better
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Old 09 July 2011, 08:39   #4
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if it was me would try to trim it of a little more and make it look neat more like a red strip . I think the only other way to remove is with a heat gun and solvents
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thanks billboat10 - doesn't look too bad - better than a ragged edge...

renegade - I would prefer to remove it all if possible - makes boat a grey colour tone rather than a strange bit of colour on it... how would heat gun / solvents do it without damaging the tubes?

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you see here heat used to melt old glue or maybe a hairdryer would be better
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totaly of topic but this is great see the work it takes to make the tubes
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I have an Avon SR4 (deluxe) - from which a previous owner has removed most of the orange spraydeck, however it is not all removed and I think that the boat would look better without any on it, rather than just some...

How do I remove what remains?
esp:
- without damaging the tubes
- where it joins the bit that needs to remain which holds the rope down the side (no idea what it is called!)

the SR4 in this thread (recently bought from ebay) has had this done nicely - similar boat to mine...

many thanks

Alasdair
I put some eyelets in mine and threaded some rope through.It smartened the edge up, and acts as a spray deflector.

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Could you trim the lifted/cut edge perfectly parallel with the bottom/glued edge. Take off as much material as safely possible, or whatever looks proportionately best, leaving you with a neat red stripe (which will increase top speed), and then glue this to the tube. Might be a less risky alternative. I like the red, it gives a bit of contrast.

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...leaving you with a neat red stripe (which will increase top speed)

so true!!!

thanks for the thoughts...
my preference would be to lose it all together - I think I need a closer look at what is left...

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