Sticker removal off a hard deck??

Sticker removal off a hard deck??

Post by John J. Corell » Thu, 13 Feb 1997 04:00:00


I recently purchased a Dirogo single with a hard deck (honeycomb).  The
previous owner had sponsor stickers on both the bow and stern decks.
I'm wondering if anyone out here has any suggestions as to how I can
remove the stickers without trashing the finish coat on my deck.  Some
of the stickers were plastic decals so they came off in one piece - glue
and all.  But the others were paper stickers and while the paper falls
apart easily, there is a residual glue left behind.  I've already tried
the soap and water approach.  Any suggestions out there??

John
Melbourne, FL

 
 
 

Sticker removal off a hard deck??

Post by Ken Cooperste » Thu, 13 Feb 1997 04:00:00

There is one and only one viable remedy for sticker removal--mineral
spirits (paint thinnner).  Test to make sure it won't harm the finish
(it shouldn't).  Then keep wetting the decals with it until they are
easily scraped off with, say, a popsicle stick or similar.  If they
only remove partially, repeat the process.

Ken Cooperstein


 
 
 

Sticker removal off a hard deck??

Post by Richard D. Lew » Thu, 13 Feb 1997 04:00:00

Try WD-40 and rub with a soft cloth. It will often
work well with in removing the sticky stuff.



Quote:

>I recently purchased a Dirogo single with a hard deck
(honeycomb).  The
>previous owner had sponsor stickers on both the bow
and stern decks.
>I'm wondering if anyone out here has any suggestions
as to how I can
>remove the stickers without trashing the finish coat
on my deck.  Some
>of the stickers were plastic decals so they came off
in one piece - glue
>and all.  But the others were paper stickers and

while the paper falls
Quote:
>apart easily, there is a residual glue left behind.  
I've already tried
>the soap and water approach.  Any suggestions out
there??

>John
>Melbourne, FL



 
 
 

Sticker removal off a hard deck??

Post by Chris and Diane Fel » Thu, 13 Feb 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> I recently purchased a Dirogo single with a hard deck (honeycomb).  The
> previous owner had sponsor stickers on both the bow and stern decks.
> I'm wondering if anyone out here has any suggestions as to how I can
> remove the stickers without trashing the finish coat on my deck.  Some
> of the stickers were plastic decals so they came off in one piece - glue
> and all.  But the others were paper stickers and while the paper falls
> apart easily, there is a residual glue left behind.  I've already tried
> the soap and water approach.  Any suggestions out there??

> John
> Melbourne, FL


how bout trying a >hair dryer< it may dry out the glue and be able to
remove the sticker(s)? and removing the glue-maybe?? the use of a
strait edge razor blade.
 
 
 

Sticker removal off a hard deck??

Post by Roger J. Carte » Thu, 13 Feb 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> I recently purchased a Dirogo single with a hard deck (honeycomb).  The
> previous owner had sponsor stickers on both the bow and stern decks.
> I'm wondering if anyone out here has any suggestions as to how I can
> remove the stickers without trashing the finish coat on my deck.  Some
> of the stickers were plastic decals so they came off in one piece - glue
> and all.  But the others were paper stickers and while the paper falls
> apart easily, there is a residual glue left behind.  I've already tried
> the soap and water approach.  Any suggestions out there??

> John
> Melbourne, FL


3M makes a General Purpose Adhesive Cleaner #051135-08984 it will remove
any
adhesive glue.  Try a test area first to insure it doesn't harm your
finish,
also watch fumes/skin contact.
 
 
 

Sticker removal off a hard deck??

Post by J Kendal Wol » Fri, 14 Feb 1997 04:00:00

John:
   These suggestions are all very good but I would be woried about harming the boat
finish with the 3M product, the WD40, and especially the paint thinner (wouldn't this
take the finish right off). I suggest something a little strange but much safer than
the previously proposed alternatives: peanut butter (creamy, not chunky). This should
come right off even if it doesn't work and will certainly not harm the deck. I've
used this meathod before and it's a little messy but I was using it on walls and
doors (not too fun to wash off).
   Good luck,
             Kendal Wolf
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Sticker removal off a hard deck??

Post by mel.. » Sat, 15 Feb 1997 04:00:00


Quote:
>I suggest something a little strange but much safer than
>the previously proposed alternatives: peanut butter (creamy, not chunky).

Any Vegetable Oil is better than PButter
 
 
 

Sticker removal off a hard deck??

Post by Nijo » Sun, 16 Feb 1997 04:00:00

Good grief!  stay away from the petroleum based (wd-40 and the 3m stuff)
recommendations.  They may work, but are they worth the potential damage
to your new boat and your health?  v oil and pb will both work.

Brant Clark
Boulder, CO

Tibet, the ultimate high altitude training area.