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best way to tell if you've gone far enough is just spray it wet, and the color should be even, give it a good look and if you see areas with white spots you need to sand more. I was once told that the gel is about the thickness of a dime, so there's plenty of room to sand.s022mag said:I've tried all kinds of stuff. The 3M clean and wax and nothing. Looks good while its wet and then when the sun comes out goodbye shine. Also tried a brand call Nautical Ease. Same thing. I've tried test spots of NE and then clean and wax vs just NE. So far some good 1000 grit wetsanding is taking most of the dullnes out, but what a pain. I'm almost afraid that I might go to deep. Not for sure what its suppose to look like after wet sanding.
I second the Wizard's Turbo Cut, and then some Collinite's fleet wax. I too have a red 1987 Pachanga, and bang my head every year in anticipation of cleaning it up. I've done the wetsanding and had tried just about every "heavy oxidation" remover. I was about to give up and get the boat painted, and tried the Wizard's and was very happy with the results. I had never used a buffer and was a little scared I might f it up, but just took advice from the guys on here about how and made out all right. Each year I've gotten better with the buffer and can now have it compounded and polished in a weekend. Keep it wet and the buffer moving. Hope this helps.NYSuperboat24 said:Did you try and use something like Wizard's turbo cut or Collinite's Fiberglass restorer/cleaner before moving to sanding? Did none of the liquid methods work?