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Old     (mads0113)      Join Date: Aug 2006       09-10-2007, 11:16 AM Reply   
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
Old     (phatboypimp)      Join Date: Apr 2005       09-10-2007, 11:33 AM Reply   
Search for an article written by Grant "G" West. He outlines the entire process with products and pictures.
Old     (spicychalupa69)      Join Date: May 2005       09-10-2007, 1:12 PM Reply   
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
Old     (mobv)      Join Date: Jun 2002       09-10-2007, 5:49 PM Reply   
3m Super Duty Rubbing Compound, foam pad on a slow speed buffer, then finish with 3m Marine Finishing compound.
Old     (mlb75)      Join Date: Aug 2007       10-15-2007, 5:08 AM Reply   
second the 3M products you won't believe the difference
Old     (buzz_grande)      Join Date: Mar 2004       10-15-2007, 11:50 AM Reply   
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.
Old     (ladythump)      Join Date: Jul 2004       10-15-2007, 12:43 PM Reply   
3m is good but hard to get off... Also look into the Meguiars products.
Old     (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       10-15-2007, 12:49 PM Reply   
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.
Old     (da_moose)      Join Date: Feb 2004       10-16-2007, 1:44 PM Reply   
220,320,400,600,1000,sand with,soap& water.get a 5000 polisher with compound.3-5 coats for wax.
Old     (bamacpa)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-16-2007, 8:48 PM Reply   
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.
Old     (da_moose)      Join Date: Feb 2004       10-19-2007, 1:52 PM Reply   
tape'm with blue tape.This is where skills come in.


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