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My last boat had names in two layer embossed vinyl lettering, very well adhered. I tried everything to remove them, then turned the job over to the yard, who turned it over to a professional artist. The letters were on a Imroned hull - the artist finally said they could not be removed without the hull paint going with them. So I said take them them off - when the artist made the new name with computer-produced vinyl sheet lettering, he used a white background which matched the hull color, covering the mess where the old letters had been.
There are cases where the easy solutions just dont work.
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