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tarnkt
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09/26/2016 12:26PM   (Thread Older Than 3 Years)
Has anyone ever been able to successfully remove stickers from your kevlar canoe? If so, what did you use?

I bought a used outfitter rental canoe and I would really like to get rid of their stickers but they are proving to be quite a challenge and I don't want to damage the canoe in the process.
 
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09/26/2016 02:16PM  
Heat, a plastic or nylon scraper, and acetone or rubbing alcohol for the residue.
 
SevenofNine
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09/26/2016 02:32PM  
This is one case where I would call or email a canoe builder and ask them for advice. Good luck.
 
guest
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09/26/2016 02:36PM  
Hair dryer or hot air gun (be careful).
 
OldFingers57
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09/26/2016 02:51PM  
I imagine that the Outfitter stickers have been varnished over several times like the ones on my old outfitter canoe. So getting them off will be a chore.
 
09/26/2016 08:59PM  
I've just embraced my old outfitter logos. I kind of like them, and don't see them on the water very often. Kind of like a throwback.
 
09/26/2016 09:42PM  
I had good luck getting an old outfitter sticker off with just a little heat from a heat gun.
 
09/27/2016 06:33AM  
With advice from others on this forum I used a hair dryer and it worked like a charm
 
tarnkt
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09/27/2016 08:32AM  
Thanks for the responses everyone! I will give the hair dryer a shot. I don't have the skill or ambition for any more of a chore than that, LOL
 
GitchigumiSteel
 
06/06/2020 02:34PM  
I just removed two old registration stickers from my Bell Seliga Tripper using hot soapy water and a Magic Eraser...worked great!!! It took a little scrubbing but it did not affect the finish at all, good as new. The stickers were also warm from sitting in the sun which may have also helped. I know Goo Gone works, but it may dull the finish.
 
Bradv
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06/25/2020 11:36PM  
Look at your canoe again in the sunlight. Magic erasers scratch gel coats and resin. Keep them in the house and away from your boat.
 
jhb8426
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06/26/2020 12:05AM  
Acetone referenced above will soften/remove any gel coat or resin coat. A hair dryer or heat gun works ok. Follow up with lighter fluid (as in ronsonol) to clean up any residue.
 
06/26/2020 07:27AM  
OldFingers57: "I imagine that the Outfitter stickers have been varnished over several times like the ones on my old outfitter canoe. So getting them off will be a chore. "

Correct. That is why I had to use my sander.
 
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