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    Default Horrible Bank of Scotland stickers

    My boat still has one of those horrible Bank of Scotland stickers attached to the starboard bow. You know the type, ordinarily you would dowse it with white spirit and hey presto! it peels quite easily. I'm using warm soapy water and my thumb nail until now which works well but is a little labourious

    Would you recomend this the white spirit remedy in this situation?

    Thanks in advance. Oh and Happy New Year to all forumites what ever God you pray to, be it diesel, petrol or rag and stick

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    Easy .. just send an Invoice to their Head Office for their sponsorship fee.

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    Default Re: Horrible Bank of Scotland stickers

    Have you tried a hairdryer? Softens it.

    Why is there a BoS sticker on the boat?

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    Default Re: Horrible Bank of Scotland stickers

    I've only just bought it and I'm currently pootling about trying to put some TLC back.

    Chris

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    Default Re: Horrible Bank of Scotland stickers

    What I've found is that is best to peel them off. Its best to work from a corner and slowly ease enough to start peeling. It takes a bit of care not to rip the sticker but if you manage it its by far the best way IMHO!

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    Try acetone Chris

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    Default Re: Horrible Bank of Scotland stickers

    hot air gun / hairdrier

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    Default Re: Horrible Bank of Scotland stickers

    or WD40

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    Default Re: Horrible Bank of Scotland stickers

    Your GRP should be safe with a variety of spirits, however you forgot me....Mr LPG man - I need all the help I can get right now!

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    Default Re: Horrible Bank of Scotland stickers

    The hair dryer suggestion is a good one I have used, especially at this time of the year when sticker plastic is particularly brittle.

    Would favour acetone over white spirit for cleaning off any sticky residue.

    Usual caveat: reasonable care required with the hair dryer and acetone.

    Be warned, you might find some discolouration of the gelcoat from either sun fade or even dye in the plastic. Made a big mistake first year RNLI introduced the Offshore sticker. Went on easy enough; lost some gelcoat thickness trying to polish the discolouration out after a season. Adhesive so strong I started to think Offshore stickers were designed to double as collision repair mats!

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