changing color of waterline and tapes

I'm anxious to change the waterline from blue to green. same with the tape. Boat is 20+ (4707) always dry sailed almost always in fresh water. I'm planning to scrape the tape, maybe use some glue-gone or hair dryer. Suggestions on preparing to repaint the waterline?

Tom Gallagher

If it is pinstripe tape, you can remove it easily with a 3M product - 3M General Purpose Adhesive Remover #08987 - found at an automotive parts store. It's an aersol that can be sprayed on, or onto a rag. I used it with a rag and a plasitic blade putty knife to romove my boat numbers. No damage to the gel coat (safe for automotive paint.

The 2" bootstripe is usually paint. Just lightly sand, wipe/clean off, and recoat with an Interlux paint. It goes quick if you carefully mask off and use a foam roller.

TomT
FS4610

I used a hair dryer to remove my tape along with an adhesive cleaner. It came off easily.

I also want to refresh my waterline. Let us know how you make out.

Andy

Hi - well, I've almost finished fixing up 4704. I have washed, compounded, compounded, compounded, waxed waxed, waxed and the boat looks good. Not great, but very good.

In order to get the old vinyl name off i bought a hot gun at Home Depot for $25. Best move I made. A hair dryer took care of the striping. I'm sure the hot gun would have been better. It is a very dangerous tool, be careful when picking it up after you are tired.

I probably have 30 or so hours in the project. worth every minute of it. I would be dramatically more efficient next time.

Tom Gallagher

Hi - well, I've almost finished fixing up 4704. I have washed, compounded, compounded, compounded, waxed waxed, waxed and the boat looks good. Not great, but very good.

In order to get the old vinyl name off i bought a hot gun at Home Depot for $25. Best move I made. A hair dryer took care of the striping. I'm sure the hot gun would have been better. It is a very dangerous tool, be careful when picking it up after you are tired.

I probably have 30 or so hours in the project. worth every minute of it. I would be dramatically more efficient next time.I changed color of stripes and waterline. It's a long haul but great to accomplish.

Tom Gallagher