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Old     (fatsac)      Join Date: Jun 2004       02-15-2008, 11:54 AM Reply   
Since the first of the year, I have put time and money into bringing out the top deck of my Sanger. While it looks 100% better, I still have a slight haze when looking at an angle. Should I attack this with elbow grease and polish or does anyone have any suggestions? I'm hesitant to really get after it since the boat is 18 years old and I don't know how much gelcoat is left!

I hope to have pics by the end of the weekend.
Old    Dave (deltadave)      Join Date: Mar 2005       02-15-2008, 3:01 PM Reply   
Your title says that you wet sanded. What did you do and what steps did you take? For a boat with gelcoat that is 18 years old, that might be the best finish you can expect.
Old    Steve Oh (olskooltige)      Join Date: Mar 2007       02-15-2008, 4:38 PM Reply   
You have to polish after any sanding regardless of grit.
Old    ben brimer (jbenbri)      Join Date: Jun 2004       02-16-2008, 10:18 AM Reply   
Try 3M "perfect it". Sanded an old nautique with 400, 800, 1200 then hit it with a machine and perfect it, followed with a coat of wax and it came out great.
Old    Steve Oh (olskooltige)      Join Date: Mar 2007       02-16-2008, 6:00 PM Reply   
BTW the gelcoat is thick. You can take off 5 mil or more before you are halfway. It is nothing like car paint. It is near impossible to "burn through". Anyone who says to keep the buffer moving, or don't hold it in one spot, or not to use a buffer has little to no experience and is repeating incorrect information they have read in this forum. Feel safe and break out a a buffer with some cut, and then a polish.

(Message edited by olskooltige on February 16, 2008)

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