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By cosmocat (treycleaton) on Sunday, February 22, 2009 - 5:40 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Thinking about stripping the "Hurricane" decal. The flames are in the gelcoat. Think it would look good w/o it? Also, it's an '02 do you all think the hull under the decal will be "more white" than the rest of the hull? What could I do about it?Upload
By Team CBK....Nate (cbk) on Sunday, February 22, 2009 - 5:50 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Take it off.

It may be a little more white, but I doubt it would be too much. Try peeling it slowly at first to get an idea

By Ethan Johnson (ethan31) on Sunday, February 22, 2009 - 7:03 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Give it a buff. It will make it look the same. As long as the rest of the exposed gel goat isn't nasty.
By travis moye (driving) on Sunday, February 22, 2009 - 7:18 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I would definitely take it off. There is a hull cleaner called FSR that will make it all the bright white.
By D.F.T.R. Josh (downfortheride) on Monday, February 23, 2009 - 3:28 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I really suck at this but you get the idea!

By cosmocat (treycleaton) on Monday, February 23, 2009 - 4:23 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Actually, that would definitely look better....clean. Thanks for hooking me up with a visual!
By Trevor (tofasttoslow) on Monday, February 23, 2009 - 9:32 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Trick is use heat. Then clean right away with rubbing alcohol.
By Ethan Johnson (ethan31) on Monday, February 23, 2009 - 4:08 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I would use a pinstripe/decal eraser (goes on a cordless drill) . They work awesome and there usually isn't much residue left behind.
By Luke the Drifter (tl_hereford) on Monday, February 23, 2009 - 5:22 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I just took off mine with a hair drier and removed sticky stuff with rubbing alcohol. Worked great.
By Hate N Pain (hatepain) on Monday, February 23, 2009 - 5:58 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I didn't even use the hair dryer but it probably would have made it that much easier then goof off to get the residual junk followed by waxing.
By William (kana12) on Monday, February 23, 2009 - 6:12 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
dude id take it all off. and have all white. with that tower it would look sweet
By Chris Phelps (cpizzle) on Monday, February 23, 2009 - 7:16 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I'm guessing by the responses that rubbing alcohol works better than acetone. I just replaced one of my "AIR" decals on my Nautique and it was a mess getting the sticky stuff off with acetone.
By ed (elc) on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 8:56 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I am with william... take all the stickers off. Make it all white and tint the windows... it would look like a completely different boat.
By Newty (newty) on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 9:13 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
+1 for all white
By Kevin R Baugh (krbaugh) on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 9:38 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Centurion Graphics are not just a Sticker so the flames are there to stay
By anthonyv911 (tonyv420) on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 10:43 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Take it off, I took mine off and looks much better. Use a blow dryer and you wont have any sticky left. should come off clean (mine did)
By cosmocat (treycleaton) on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 11:08 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Yeah, I wish I could remove any and all graphics. At least the flames aren't over bearing, just near the top of the hull. Thanks for the advice, hair dryer and alchohol it is....
By trey mclendon (tdiggity) on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 1:31 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
sticker shock works pretty good for removing the decals and adhesive. its gelcoat safe , you can get from autozone . Worked on my 15 year old stickers on my malibu pretty well.
By anthonyv911 (tonyv420) on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 2:15 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I actually love the flames, and was glad that they are in the gel coat. Mine also has flames.
By Joe B (sailing216) on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 3:47 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I had a huge Centurion sticker on my boat. Took a heat gun less than 20 minutes to remove. Took most other ones off except the Max Load and Carbon Monoxide stickers.

Heat gun just keep moving back and forth. It'll pull off when it's warm enough. No residue for me, but new boat.


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