order to remove the existing vinyl name and hailing
port without damaging the gel coat you'll need
a hand-held hair dryer and a plastic scraper (we
send you a plastic squeegee with your order)..
NOT USE A METAL SCRAPER.
Hold the hair dryer about 6" from the
surface and set to the low heat setting. Slowly
move the light nozzle of the hair dryer back
and forth while gently lifting the edge of the
vinyl by applying only pressure. The heat from
the dryer softens the vinyl but if too much
heat is applied, the vinyl will melt and leave
a scorch mark on the gel coat. After the name
has been removed, the area will have to be polished
in order to even out the color of the gel coat.
To remove the old adhesive from
theboat use "Goo Remover" or any adhesive
remover which can be purchased at Wallmart, K-Martor
Target. Use this BEFORE the rubbing compound.
It there is a discoloration from the old name,rub
out with rubbing compound and DO NOT WAX area
prior to name installation. You may wax over the
name after it has been installed about a week.
If there is a wax barrier between the adhesive
on the vinyl and the gelcoat, it does not allow
the adhesive to bite into the surface and make
a permanent bond. Customers who say the name
does not stick have not removed all the wax
You are now ready to apply your new boat name!