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Old 29 April 2013, 18:20   #1
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Removing Paint or Transfers

I bought my Zodiac second hand but the transom has the name and telephone number of the original supplier in quite large text.

I guess this is likely to be a transfer? Any suggestions as to how I remove it?

If it's paint I guess more difficult?

Many thanks.
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Old 29 April 2013, 18:48   #2
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Vinyl lettering can be peeled off - use a hairdrier/heatgun/hot water to soften the adhesive, if it proves difficult. Clean the residual adhesive off the transom with solvent - gunwash is good.

Paint will be more difficult - it may scrape off with relative ease, if the transom surface wasn't keyed before the paint applied. Use paint stripper with caution, as it may damage the gelcoat. If you go down the scraper route then you're likely to have little remnants of paint left behind. Again, solvent is good for getting rid of this.

Don't use a blowlamp.


Edit: You could always use the phone number to contact the original owner to ask whether it's paint or vinyl lettering.
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Old 30 April 2013, 15:57   #3
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Use the telephone number to ........


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Fingernail or edge of credit card to get the vinyl off then either "sticky stuff remover" (excellent product) or traffic film remover to get the adhesive off. You don't need to heat it but it does come off more easily if it's warm.
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Fingernail or edge of credit card to get the vinyl off then either "sticky stuff remover" (excellent product) or traffic film remover to get the adhesive off. You don't need to heat it but it does come off more easily if it's warm.
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