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Old 02-05-2013
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Re: Lettering Removal

Thanks all for the tips. I've started to sand the marks off. What a pain in the butt, standing on the 3rd step down on the swim ladder with one arm wrapped around a stanchion and the other sanding. I will be easily recognizable by the size of my forearms & shoulders by the time this is done, of course, I could turn the boat around in the slip and work from the dock. Duh!!!!!
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Re: Lettering Removal

I've done this twice now, and can say, gelcoat, no problem, 600 grit wet sand with a palm sander... then compound, polish and wax (leave wax out until you get your new letters on)...

But I did the same thing with my 25 footer, and found out the PAINTED on letters were PAINTED on over awlgrip (white over light blue)... ugh... so I have these huge smudges on the stern of the boat right now... It's ok though, as it's been 20 years since the boat was awlgripped and it needs to be done again (more work)...

But yeah, sand, compound, polish, reletter, then wax.
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Re: Lettering Removal

Well at least your close to the water and it's soft. Now for the re-name thread , then the Water Witch part.& the booze....Dale
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Re: Lettering Removal

I had thought about ignoring it however my OCD wont allow it. (nor will my wife). Many thanks for all your input.
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