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mads0113 09-10-2007 12:16 PM

If have some small surface scratches that I would like to try and buff out on my boat. Can anyone give me advice on what type of wax or compound I should use to do this? Thanks

phatboypimp 09-10-2007 12:33 PM

Search for an article written by Grant "G" West. He outlines the entire process with products and pictures.

spicychalupa69 09-10-2007 2:12 PM

Bryan, here it is, its a great article and my boat is still due for some of Grant's boat care tips. Read it in full detail, great stuff <a href="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/282492.html" target="_blank">http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/282492.html</a>

mobv 09-10-2007 6:49 PM

3m Super Duty Rubbing Compound, foam pad on a slow speed buffer, then finish with 3m Marine Finishing compound.

mlb75 10-15-2007 6:08 AM

second the 3M products you won't believe the difference

buzz_grande 10-15-2007 12:50 PM

Start off with a medium or fine polishing compound first. If that does not take it out, then move to something more aggressive. If you start with a heavy compound, it will take a lot more work. Usually a rubbing compound like 3M Super Duty may be a bit aggressive. Like I said, start with a polish that is not too aggressive, and work up from there. You will be surprised what you can get out.

ladythump 10-15-2007 1:43 PM

3m is good but hard to get off... Also look into the Meguiars products.

05mobiuslsv 10-15-2007 1:49 PM

Like buzz said if the scratches are not deep in the gelcoat try polish first with a high speed buffer. The buffer heats up the gelcoat and blends it in for a lack of a better description. If you haven't used a high speed buffer before I'd call a buddy that has.

da_moose 10-16-2007 2:44 PM

220,320,400,600,1000,sand with,soap&amp; water.get a 5000 polisher with compound.3-5 coats for wax.

bamacpa 10-16-2007 9:48 PM

How do you work around stickers/decals/graphics on the boat? I assume a heavy compound would completely destroy them, but what about a fine polishing compound (finishing compound)? I have a good bit of decals on mine.

da_moose 10-19-2007 2:52 PM

tape'm with blue tape.This is where skills come in.

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