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Now what do I do?
I wanted to remove the vinyl lettering on my boat. I googled 'vinyl lettering removal from boat' and found an old thread on Sailnet.
Someone recommended a device called a 3M Stripe Off Wheel. Coincidentally someone at my marina recommended the same device. I googled, I watched YouTube - it seemed like the bee's knees.
Today I used a hair drier to warm up the vinyl and peeled off as much as I could. Next I took the 3M Stripe Off Wheel and followed the directions. The residual vinyl came off a treat but left some clumps and what appeared to be adhesive.
I took some acetone and removed the residue - everything came off.
Unfortunately there now looks like some staining where the old name was. It appears to be some discolouration of the fibreglass caused by the stripe off disk.
If this is 'scorching' caused by the friction of the rubber disk how can I get rid of it?
I thought I would try some coarse rubbing compound, or maybe some fine-grit sandpaper (or wet & dry emery).
Does anyone else have any ideas?
1989 Hunter 30'
Southern Georgian Bay
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