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    I removed the vinyl decals from my painted aluminum boat. I now have the adhesive residue outline left. What can I use to remove this without removing the paint? Anyone know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bebopper View Post
    I removed the vinyl decals from my painted aluminum boat. I now have the adhesive residue outline left. What can I use to remove this without removing the paint? Anyone know?
    You might try some bug & tar remover used for cars. That stuff is pretty mild and is safe for paint. If that doesn't work, either acetone or Goof Off should do it.

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    I agree with Dale that acetone should take it off. You could test it in a small obscure area to see if it affects the paint. There is a product called Goo-Gone that we use in the kitchen for removing adhesive residue. You could try that too.

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    WD-40, but as mentioned test on obscure area first.

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    Be very careful using acetone. If the paint has any lacquer in its formulation the acetone will remove it. I'd stay with the Goo-Gone or WD-40 to be safe.

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    Silicon spray works for removing glue residue from stickers and shouldn't harm the paint. As already mentioned, it is always smart to test in a small obscure area no matter what you decide to use.

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    Thanks for the replies. I have WD40.

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    Try 99% isopropyl alcohol, it removes most glues, not paint. Try hidden small area first.

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    Everything listed above will definitely work, but I know Turtle wax makes an automotive sticker removal spray that I have used on several cars successfully.

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    Please do NOT use acetone. I will remove your paint.

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