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Old 07-24-2022, 11:44 AM
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I have used a heat gun to remove the decals. Then acetone for removing the glue residue.

It's been a while since I worked on one but I don't recall them being factory painted, i.e. color was in the gel coat, but others may know better.
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I have used a heat gun to remove the decals. Then acetone for removing the glue residue.

It's been a while since I worked on one but I don't recall them being factory painted, i.e. color was in the gel coat, but others may know better.
I believe you are correct, this one just has a layer of paint over the Gel Coat from a previous restoration. I tried paint stripper, but it was taking to much effort, I was afraid to damage the surface. The Marykate worked well for cleaning everything, but did not remove the paint. I'll give the heat gun a try for the decals.
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Old 07-25-2022, 06:51 AM
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Ever since the government ruined the paint stripping products, this has become my "go to" paint stripper. It will not harm gel coat. Pricey though....
https://www.totalboat.com/product/total-paint-stripper
They also have fiberglas repair products....
https://www.totalboat.com/product-ca...ategory_id=236
https://www.totalboat.com/product-category/resins/
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