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    Default decal removal ??

    I be needing some help.
    I have a checkmate pulse 186 and need to replace the decals on the side fiberglass, they are peeling along the edges.
    I have the new decals, just need to know the easiest way to remove the old ones...thanks Joe

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    Heat gun and a Eraser wheel.
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    like rat said, heat gun, but I have used plastic razor blades. It has worked for me, I guess it depends on how long they have baked on from the sun?

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    Definately heat gun if you have one. A hair drier and a razer blade will work also. They sell spray trim adhesive remover at all the parts stores to take the old glue off also. When you put the new one on, put some dish detergent in water, mix it up to a light lather, apply it to the side of the boat, you can slide the new decal around and not phuk it up............. Soap dries ........ welluh !!!!!!!! Done perfectly with no air bubbles !!!!!!!
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    dont forget stickey side down
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    Heat gun (carefully!) to remove the bulk. I use GooGone to remove the residue and also to soften the bulk unit prior to removal. That stuff works wonders and is not harmful to pretty much everything.

    If you go that route, don't mistakingly get GoofOFF. That stuff pretty harsh.
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    heat gun and salad oil works great....

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    heat gun, plastic razor blade and wd40 will alsodissolve a lot of the adhesives.

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    i used to work for a graphic design company doing vinyl graphics and the heat gun will work great but be careful with the eraser cuz it might dull the finish or burn it. good luck guy...

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    Thanks for all the feedback, I wanted to dot my i's and cross my T's before doing it.
    Don't want to gouge the fiberglass wit' a rusty ol' razor!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by badnews View Post
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    LOL!! its that how they go??!! Sweet Thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam View Post
    like rat said, heat gun, but I have used plastic razor blades. It has worked for me, I guess it depends on how long they have baked on from the sun?
    Decals are original, 1995, but I'm only the second owner. The original owner only used it two seasons, and his daughter one season, then it went into indoor storage till I found it at a local dealer. I've had it since '04, i think!

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    Quote Originally Posted by michigan-checkie View Post
    I be needing some help.
    I have a checkmate pulse 186 and need to replace the decals on the side fiberglass, they are peeling along the edges.
    I have the new decals, just need to know the easiest way to remove the old ones...thanks Joe
    Have someone else do it
    R/C


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