Re: Removing paint from Gelcoat
Back in the day before decals, the professional sign (name) painters all used Easy Off Oven Cleaner. I do not know of anything better, cheaper or safer for the gel coat. Do make sure it is indeed painted on there, as it's very rare these days.
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.