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Old     (treycleaton)      Join Date: Mar 2005       02-22-2009, 5:40 PM Reply   
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
Old     (cbk)      Join Date: Aug 2006       02-22-2009, 5:50 PM Reply   
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
Old     (ethan31)      Join Date: Jun 2007       02-22-2009, 7:03 PM Reply   
Give it a buff. It will make it look the same. As long as the rest of the exposed gel goat isn't nasty.
Old     (driving)      Join Date: Jan 2003       02-22-2009, 7:18 PM Reply   
I would definitely take it off. There is a hull cleaner called FSR that will make it all the bright white.
Old     (downfortheride)      Join Date: Jun 2005       02-23-2009, 3:28 AM Reply   
I really suck at this but you get the idea!
Old     (treycleaton)      Join Date: Mar 2005       02-23-2009, 4:23 AM Reply   
Actually, that would definitely look better....clean. Thanks for hooking me up with a visual!
Old    tofasttoslow            02-23-2009, 9:32 AM Reply   
Trick is use heat. Then clean right away with rubbing alcohol.
Old     (ethan31)      Join Date: Jun 2007       02-23-2009, 4:08 PM Reply   
I would use a pinstripe/decal eraser (goes on a cordless drill) . They work awesome and there usually isn't much residue left behind.
Old     (tl_hereford)      Join Date: Nov 2008       02-23-2009, 5:22 PM Reply   
I just took off mine with a hair drier and removed sticky stuff with rubbing alcohol. Worked great.
Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       02-23-2009, 5:58 PM Reply   
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.
Old     (kana12)      Join Date: Jan 2008       02-23-2009, 6:12 PM Reply   
dude id take it all off. and have all white. with that tower it would look sweet
Old     (cpizzle)      Join Date: Sep 2007       02-23-2009, 7:16 PM Reply   
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.
Old     (elc)      Join Date: Jan 2008       02-24-2009, 8:56 AM Reply   
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.
Old     (newty)      Join Date: May 2005       02-24-2009, 9:13 AM Reply   
+1 for all white
Old     (krbaugh)      Join Date: Mar 2002       02-24-2009, 9:38 AM Reply   
Centurion Graphics are not just a Sticker so the flames are there to stay
Old     (tonyv420)      Join Date: Jul 2007       02-24-2009, 10:43 AM Reply   
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)
Old     (treycleaton)      Join Date: Mar 2005       02-24-2009, 11:08 AM Reply   
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....
Old     (tdiggity)      Join Date: Dec 2006       02-25-2009, 1:31 PM Reply   
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.
Old     (tonyv420)      Join Date: Jul 2007       02-25-2009, 2:15 PM Reply   
I actually love the flames, and was glad that they are in the gel coat. Mine also has flames.
Old     (sailing216)      Join Date: Oct 2007       02-25-2009, 3:47 PM Reply   
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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