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post #16 of Old 04-22-2013
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Re: Removing painted letters

If the paint has been there for a long period of time the gel coat around it will have oxidized and flaked away at the microscopic level.
What that means is you'll have a 2 millimeter or less 'bump' where the letters where that believe it or not will be visible.
Wet sanding with a long board is the only way to kill it/smooth it off.

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