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tbirdsey posted 08-11-2000 03:45 PM ET (US)   Profile for tbirdsey   Send Email to tbirdsey  
Weather permitting, I will be replacing the decals and striping on the Outrage this weekend. I'd appreciate any tips that anyone could offer for either removing old tape/decals or installing new. Thanks

Also was was told by BW dealer who talked to the factory that the small, black "Outrage 18" decal for a 1984 model is no longer available. Anybody know of other sources?

whalernut posted 08-11-2000 07:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
tbirdsey, I use a paint scraper to lift the stickers and then peel them manually. Then to get off the stickey goo, I use paint thinner or if needed ascetone, they both work great. Regards-Jack Graner.
bigz posted 08-12-2000 03:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
tbirdsey well the weather today from down our way up through Albany hasn't been grand for decal replacement --

Anyway - this is the method Clark Roberts sent us for application of Amy's Whaler 14" high decals and registration numbers for the 27 and it works great ---

"---- to apply decals... clean surface with windex; spray a solution of
water and dish washing soap (one drop of soap to about a quart of water)
over surface;, peel off backing and spray decal sticky surface lightly and
then place on hull: squeegie entire surface to get air out : let it set
for about 30 minutes and then slowly remove the backing.... the soapy
water allows you to reposition and get the air out... it's a two person job
to get it on straight..... some index marks with tape would help...

(always credit where credit is due)

hope this was helpful tom

tbirdsey posted 08-13-2000 11:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for tbirdsey  Send Email to tbirdsey     
Thanks for the tips. Bigz, you are right about the weather; in fact we have only had two weekends this summer w/o rain. I did find time to get the decal and tape off one side and in the process discovered the miracle of acetone. Not only is it great for disolving the gooey residue from decals and tape after scraping (I used single edge razor blade), but also does a wonderful job of cleaning the gelcoat. I realized that years of waxing and sun had gradually slightly darkened the gelcoat. Acetone on a fine abrasive pad did wonders, followed up with rubbing compound and soon, wax.

I also discovered it is an awesome cleaner for the non skid surfaces- I had tried everything previously - Comet, Starbrite non skid cleaner, etc.

Thanks again for the decal tips - maybe next weekend!!

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