In 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 ice scraper.
DO NOT USE a METAL scraper.
Hold the hair dryer about 6" from the
surface and set to the low heat setting. Slowly move the nozzle
of the hair dryer back and forth while gently lifting the edge
of the vinyl by applying only light 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 the boat use "Goo
Remover" or any adhesive remover which can be purchased at Wallmart,
K-Mart or 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 properly!!
You are now ready to apply your new boat name!
Changer & Bilge Water Extractor
Portable dog potty -
no more midnight trips to shore!
twin engine boats
for docks & pools.
No training required!