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    Default Removing painted name from rear of hull

    Paint is starting to peel off the fiberglass after just 6 months.
    I'd like to remove the painted name without gel coat damage, and come back with vinyl lettering.

    It's located on a HUGE fiberglass rear hatch door.
    Is this a job I can do at home, or should I remove the hatch and take it to a glass shop in the So Cal area?

    What do I use?

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    Assuming it's on with one shot lettering paint, EZ Off oven cleaner removes it without damaging fiberglass, but you will want to keep the stuff off your hands, trailer and other stuff. Maybe whoever did the lettering would take care of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by obnoxious001 View Post
    Assuming it's on with one shot lettering paint, EZ Off oven cleaner removes it without damaging fiberglass, but you will want to keep the stuff off your hands, trailer and other stuff. Maybe whoever did the lettering would take care of it?
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    It was that really old guy in Newport famed for his lettering that did the work.
    Seems he does it for everyone. Good work, but peeling and way too big of lettering.

    Just not happy with the way it turned out in addition to many other reasons.
    Thanks for the tip.
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    Try Acetone once or fingernail polish with Acetone in it or maybe Goof off which seems to work well also .

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    Easy off is the way to go just did my boat and no problem at all. Just make sure you wash it real good after your done and don't let it set on there to long



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    I used Meguiar's Heavy Duty Gel Coat Cleaner on the back of the Rogers. With a little elbow grease, it took the three stage, candy paint, on since '79, name off the back. Then followed it up with some Meguiar's Marine Wax. Came out looking great. I was a little hesitant to use oven cleaner on the gel coat.

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    if theres no clearcoat over the lettering just spend some time wetsanding it off. then take some rubbing compound and polish to shine it back up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TPC View Post
    Thanks.
    It was that really old guy in Newport famed for his lettering that did the work.
    Seems he does it for everyone. Good work, but peeling and way too big of lettering.

    Just not happy with the way it turned out in addition to many other reasons.
    Thanks for the tip.
    Sure Ross,, it's a tried and true way,, not some myth,, don't get the stuff on your body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ka0tyk View Post
    if theres no clearcoat over the lettering just spend some time wetsanding it off. then take some rubbing compound and polish to shine it back up.
    X2 if its paint over gel coat. Just use some 1500 wet & dry with water. Then compound and polish.

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    Thanks for the tips.
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