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Old 12-28-2019, 03:59 PM
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Bought a worldcat that had seadek put in in 2015. The seadek was in bad shape so we started pulling it up. Has anyone removed it and how did you get all the glue residue up? Its all stuck between the diamond non skid.

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12-28-2019, 09:43 PM
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That shit is a mess to remove and the dumbest thing you could ever put on a boat.

You'll end up sanding and repainting the floors
Old 12-28-2019, 04:56 PM
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A multi use tool with the blade that go's back and forth is what they used on mine...started on the edge pulled with one hand and used tool in other. Took em bout 2 hrs for a 26 ft boat
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Originally Posted by Kirby349 View Post
A multi use tool with the blade that go's back and forth is what they used on mine...started on the edge pulled with one hand and used tool in other. Took em bout 2 hrs for a 26 ft boat
The padding is up, but there is A LOT of residue left, mostly between the grooves of the diamond nonskid
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3m has an adhesive remover made for that. Call up sea deck and they can point you to the correct version.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
3m has an adhesive remover made for that. Call up sea deck and they can point you to the correct version.
Helped a friend do this. 3M Adhesive Remover and then clean with acetone.
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Ill call back and ask them about this. They told me to use a citrus based cleaner like goo gone and it didnt help much
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I read somewhere to use easy off oven cleaner to get rid of the residue. Tried it on some stickers and an old name and it worked great. Didn't seem to harm the gel coat at all.
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I’ve heard a pressure washer will do the job
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I’ve heard a pressure washer will do the job
Negative. Tried it. It did help get some of the stubborn rubber padding off, but does nothing to the adhesive residue
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I just finished the same job, what a mess, 10'X10' cockpit took 2 of us, 6 hours. Where it was still stuck, took two of us pulling up an inch at a time. I googled and tried most all of the suggestions, acetone worked best for us. I bleached the decks a couple of times to try and whiten up where the glue had stained yellow. I am going to re gelcoat the cockpit deck this summer.I still have the same area in the helm to strip, but I am in no hurry.
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Toluene is an adhesive remover.
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Heat gun to start & then adhesive remover
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That shit is a mess to remove and the dumbest thing you could ever put on a boat.

You'll end up sanding and repainting the floors
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Xylene and a brush on a drill. Let the xylene sit for a bit and when it starts to dry hit it with the brush on low and it will ball up a bit but won't be sticky like it is with acetone. Call me tomorrow if you are having trouble 5739793691 I bought some drill brushes off Amazon 4 of them for 20 I think. It takes time but not that big of a deal.
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Originally Posted by Team Seaside View Post
That shit is a mess to remove and the dumbest thing you could ever put on a boat.

You'll end up sanding and repainting the floors
Like anything else there's tricks of the trade but no need to sand and paint, is kinda messy though.
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Originally Posted by Castawaychris View Post
Like anything else there's tricks of the trade but no need to sand and paint, is kinda messy though.
How about you give us some tips on easy removal.
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Originally Posted by Karl1971 View Post
How about you give us some tips on easy removal.
he did.

Originally Posted by Castawaychris View Post
Xylene and a brush on a drill. Let the xylene sit for a bit and when it starts to dry hit it with the brush on low and it will ball up a bit but won't be sticky like it is with acetone. Call me tomorrow if you are having trouble 5739793691 I bought some drill brushes off Amazon 4 of them for 20 I think. It takes time but not that big of a deal.
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Originally Posted by coores14 View Post
he did.
Shit missed his post Thanks Chris.
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Shit missed his post Thanks Chris.
No problem. To get the actual material up try to pull at a 45 deg angle and kinds pull side to side sorta working it back and forth. Keep your hands close to the boat,seems like if you get a big piece going and you dont readjust your hand it will tear. Every boat is different, some will come up in tiny pieces, some almost full sheets. For the tough ones get 2 guys one pulls like above one uses a scraper to break the bond. I would not use a multitool due to risk of tearing up the gel. It is a bit of a pain but not as bad as some say.
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Originally Posted by Castawaychris View Post
Xylene and a brush on a drill. Let the xylene sit for a bit and when it starts to dry hit it with the brush on low and it will ball up a bit but won't be sticky like it is with acetone. Call me tomorrow if you are having trouble 5739793691 I bought some drill brushes off Amazon 4 of them for 20 I think. It takes time but not that big of a deal.
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Gonna go this route. Any chance you could screenshot and post the brushes that worked for you?


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