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Ben posted 05-18-2000 04:06 PM ET (US)   Profile for Ben   Send Email to Ben  
My 1977 200 Johnson has some decals that are pealing off. The local printing shop wants $400 to re-detail the hood. I think the cover would look good if I eliminated the decals all together. I don't want to take off the paint underneath and am looking for suggestion on how to remove the decals without damaging the paint underneath them. There appears to be a metal type backing on the decal. Any suggestions?
dfmcintyre posted 05-18-2000 07:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for dfmcintyre  Send Email to dfmcintyre     
Ben -

I've used a heat gun with pretty good success in stripping off old striped tape, old boat numbers and hull stripes.

If it is a vinyl adhesive backed type decal I'd try the heat gun. You'll need a commercial type.... the family hairdryer will not cut it.

Be real careful, keep the gun back aways and keep it moving. You just want to get the material plyable.

Before you do it, you might want to take a photo and measurements of the decals, just in case you decide that actually, it looks better with some on!

Best - Don

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