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Old    Robert (autotunner69)      Join Date: Feb 2003       03-16-2008, 9:33 AM Reply   
I have tried a lot of things on my boat. what is good product that will clear oxidized fiberglass surfaces? My next option is going to be a new paint job. all my covers have ripped apart from weather. the boat is a 97' but only has 181hrs. paint not so good. I will take pics of it and post to if that would help.

(Message edited by Autotunner69 on March 16, 2008)
Old    Patrick (jetskiprosx)      Join Date: Aug 2004       03-16-2008, 9:38 AM Reply   
If the gel coat is really faded badly, then you might need to wet sand and buff it. If you do a search on here there is lots of good information on how to do it.
Old    Brian (99sportster)      Join Date: Oct 2005       03-16-2008, 11:26 AM Reply   
The boat improvement show Ship Shape TV restored a severely oxidized boat with Poliglow. I would try this before going to the extreme of wet sanding.

http://www.poliglow-int.com/
Old    Tanner Russell (tanner)      Join Date: Oct 2005       03-16-2008, 11:47 AM Reply   
First thing I would try... buff the boat w/ some 3M Finesse it. I've had success with it on mildly oxidized gelcoat. Post up a pic of your gelcoat, and we can probably steer you which way to go.
Old    "G" (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       03-16-2008, 11:49 AM Reply   
http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/282492.html
Old    Greg (elbastardo)      Join Date: Mar 2008       03-16-2008, 1:26 PM Reply   
I just did this last weekend and it worked great. Get a bunch of 800 grit wet sandpaper and 2000 grit. Dig in with the 800, grab a fresh sheet frequently, and don't be scared. Next go over it with 2000 grit the same way. Next, buff with oxidation remover (I used Maguires heavy oxidation remover)--this will remove anything that's left, and buff out the sandpaper marks. Finally, buff with boat polish. I was sore all week from all of the sanding, but my boat (black supra that's been oxidizing since 1992) looks like new now. Last year, I tried just going with the buffer and oxidation remover, without much luck. Don't be afraid of the sandpaper, gelcoat is pretty thick.

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