Applying State Registration stickers to wooden hulls

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Applying State Registration stickers to wooden hulls

Post by jeffh » Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:48 am

Hey Folks, how are most of you applying the little square state registration stickers to your hulls? It seems a bloody shame that we have to stick these things to our boats. I don't have a problem with the numbers because they don't change. But here in GA, we have to get a new sticker every couple of years and the old ones don't really peel off. So you wind up sticking one on top of the other and it looks like crap.
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Re: Applying State Registration stickers to wooden hulls

Post by pamelalynne1 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:10 am

Most of the glues they use on the stickers will soften with very hot water. Then you should be able to peel it off.

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Re: Applying State Registration stickers to wooden hulls

Post by Roberta » Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:43 pm

Or a hair drier works to soften the glue. Then use something like Goo off to clean up any residue.

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Re: Applying State Registration stickers to wooden hulls

Post by jeffh » Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:31 pm

You two shock me :lol: I really expected a custom made placard that displayed the sticker. I guess I'll just go with the sticker stuck to my clear coat and hope it comes off.
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Re: Applying State Registration stickers to wooden hulls

Post by Brian Eager » Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:39 pm

Why not design a stainless steel plate of an appropriate size to be a landing pad for the sticker?
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Re: Applying State Registration stickers to wooden hulls

Post by vupilot » Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:51 pm

I gotta replace my first reg sticker this week. I'll let you know how well it comes off.

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Re: Applying State Registration stickers to wooden hulls

Post by pamelalynne1 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:41 am

If all else fails, use a chain saw. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Applying State Registration stickers to wooden hulls

Post by Tom Drake » Sun May 01, 2011 4:45 pm

In Florida, the registration is a peel and stick vinyl. A new one is issued every year. I carefully lifted a corner and then slowly peeled it back on itself. My Zip had 4 decal changes without a problem.

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Re: Applying State Registration stickers to wooden hulls

Post by jeffh » Sun May 01, 2011 5:44 pm

Thanks Tom. BTW, I'm glad to see you pay us a visit! I was up at the lake today and should have given our other boat a peel test today but did not even think of it.
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