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By Cooper (clb) on Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 7:09 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Where do you guys get your buffer and supplies. I started at Home Depot but only found grinders, which I guess it the same thing, but very little buffing supplies? I just finished up with some 2000 wet sanding on a few scratches now need to move on the 3M Finesse-It and then the Marine Color/Gloss Restorer, followed by a good waxing.

Do you order online? Any recommendations on a buffer and what supplies I would need to complete this job?

 
By MAC (mac_attack) on Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 7:27 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I ran across this info and saved it to send to a friend that bought a boat with a faded gel coat. There is good info spread out if you feel like reading through it.

http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=31221

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=29296

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=12550&highlight=restoration

 
By KEVIN (kko13) on Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 7:28 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Napa auto parts stores has a nice selection.
 
By Murphy Smith (murphy_smith) on Friday, July 24, 2009 - 6:22 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Cooper, I see that you are in Dallas, TX and so am I.

I would take a look at 3m perfect 3000 rubbing compound (3m 06060) to remove those 2000 grit scratches. I would use a wool pad to remove the scratches.

You are going to have to work very hard with the finesse-it to remove those scratches. After the 3m perfect 3000 you can decide if you want to use the finesse it. IF you do, switch over to a foam pad. I did not have to when I did mine this summer.

Look up English Color here is Dallas. They can get you what you need (Compound, Polish, Backing plate and pads)

Check out Northern Tool, I think they have a couple of stores in DFW. I picked up a polisher for under $40 and it works great.

 

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