Originally Posted by Bobio
I’m trying to remove painted lettering on a hull that was painted with Awlgrip about 15 years ago (navy blue with several clear coats). Has anyone found a stripper that is fairly aggressive but doesn’t harm the Awlgrip? Lettering was applied by a sign company, I think there are 2 coats. Citrus stripper, acetone and paint thinner don’t work. Oven cleaner seems to soften the lettering paint just a little. Awlgrip tech help didn’t have any specific recommendations. Planning to try Dumond Smart Strip next.
I had the exact same problem and finally gave up on removing the paint and had a decal place make the new name on a background that matched the paint and covered the whole thing. Now, if you look closely you can just barely make out the slightly raised contours of the old name, but you have to look very closely. When I get a new paint job I'll take care of it properly but for now it does fine.