|I have a buffer, but is it possible to do? Any idea on what to use to try and do this? |
It is pretty easy to use a buffer to buff out minor gelcoat scratches. It's just different, you need to use a heavier compound so it will cut more material with less heat. Don't get the gelcoat too warm, do it in the shade. Start on a less noticed panel like the keel where you probably have beaching scratches.
|WestMarine has the compounds to do this. I think they are made by Meguiars.|
|great thank you. I will take care of it this weekend. I have to get the boat cleaned and ready, winter is coming, time for some riding.|
|Slipknot, I really like your way of thinking!!!|
you're just up the road, lets ride sometime!
|Thanks and sure. Definitely did not get enough riding in this summer (two Havasu trips and a couple short local days.) Better than Bagdad, though ;-)|
|If you REALLY want to know how to get your boat looking good, check out this web site http://home.earthlink.net/~sattex/ They have stuff you need and the know how. They are AWESOME!!!!|
|I see the stuff but not the how to???|
|Derek- We should hook up in Havasu next summer. We head down every summer. That place is addictive!!!! |
|The best products for me have been 3M, they have a rubbing compound and a finishing material called Marine Finesse-it II that work great as well as there marine wax. If the scratches are more than the compound will remove then get super fine wet/dry sandpaper 1000-1500 grit and lightly wet sand before rubbing out. You will be able to make scratches go away, believe me I have done lot's with above materials.|
|I wet sanded my old I/o with 800 Then hit it with rubbing compound and wrapped it up with a wax. Proper! its a day job but its well worth it!|
|I have some wakeboard scratches on my black transom. Should I attempt to polish out or leave to the pros?|