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wow what a difference! noce work....in pic #3...is there a little damage on the left front corner? or is that the refelection playing tricks on my eyes :D
 

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Yeah, the boat had some damage to the bow from the previous owner, he was a goon.

Wet sanded 1500 and 2000 (twice)
Buffed with 3M super heavy duty (twice)
Buffed with 3M perfect IT 3000 (twice)
Polished with Wizards
Waxed (2 coats) with Maguires premum marine wax


A lot of work...
 

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That looks great! I have some of that to do once I get the boat back from the shop. Did you use a buffer before this? If not was it hard to learn?
 

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Never used a buffer, not hard to do at all. Just have to keep it moving and not put too much pressure on.

The only real problem I had were the spots on the boat where the gel was real thin. You can see it in the first two pictures. I tried to avoid hitting those with anything.
 

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levie17 said:
Never used a buffer, not hard to do at all. Just have to keep it moving and not put too much pressure on.

The only real problem I had were the spots on the boat where the gel was real thin. You can see it in the first two pictures. I tried to avoid hitting those with anything.
you mean blow thru ? next year you will be ready for paint, or are you satisfide with the job ? :) :blush:
 

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Yeah, did you tell me about the blow thru? As soon as I touched it, it started bleading blue. Gonna need paint for sure on that stripe next year. Gonna start saving...
 

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levie17 said:
Yeah, did you tell me about the blow thru? As soon as I touched it, it started bleading blue. Gonna need paint for sure on that stripe next year. Gonna start saving...
Yes i did mention the blow thru , put as long as you are happy that's all that matters :winker:
 

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jrapp said:
That looks great! I have some of that to do once I get the boat back from the shop. Did you use a buffer before this? If not was it hard to learn?
Your boat might be a bit different... everything but the base color (off-white) is paint, not gelcoat - meaning you likely need to be a bit more careful if you have to wetsand.

Hows the progress coming?
 

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awesome! thanks for posting your results, I know you were nervous about the wetsanding. but I think it came out great.
 

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kjo43 said:
Your boat might be a bit different... everything but the base color (off-white) is paint, not gelcoat - meaning you likely need to be a bit more careful if you have to wetsand.

Hows the progress coming?
KJO...I am going to start a new thread as not to hijack, it is coming along...slowly.
 
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