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Old    David Eggen (dave23)      Join Date: Nov 2006       11-11-2008, 7:52 AM Reply   
At the last summer we got our 2001 back from having the floor replaced. There were quite a few areas on the boat(gelcoat area) that needed to be cleaned. I couldn't get any of it off with good ol elbow grease, so dumb@ss me decided to break out a green scratch pad. Now there's swirl scratch marks all over the boat. You can't tell they are there unless you know. Anyone know how to fix this?
Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       11-11-2008, 7:58 AM Reply   
Maybe get an oxidation remover or color restorer. Use a power buffer?
Old    VLX Envy (cavlxenvy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       11-11-2008, 8:01 AM Reply   
It all depends on how bad. If its not deep, I would use a buffer with some 3M Finesse It.
Old    salty87 (salty87)      Join Date: Jul 2002       11-11-2008, 8:03 AM Reply   
^^second the finesse it

then wax
Old    Cal (phenom_1819)      Join Date: Jan 2008       11-11-2008, 8:25 AM Reply   
And if that doesn't work, the next step is a wet-sand process... which is time-consuming but well worth it -- makes the gel look as good as new. You can do searches on here for details. Good luck.
Old    Hate N Pain (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       11-11-2008, 8:45 AM Reply   
Anyone ever clay bar in those situations?
Old    George (rarasaurus)      Join Date: Apr 2008       11-11-2008, 10:51 AM Reply   
No clay bar is to remove dirt that is stuck in the gel coat or more specifically car clear coat. It will not remove scratches
Old    Meathead (meathead65)      Join Date: Sep 2006       11-11-2008, 12:04 PM Reply   
In my experience, Clay Bar does not work very well on Gel coat. Clear Coat Auto paint is another story...clays are great.
Old    tony burks (tonality)      Join Date: Mar 2005       11-11-2008, 12:14 PM Reply   
3M Finesse-IT should work, i'm not sure of the difference between it and Finesse-IT 2 , but 2 is what i used for that exact same situation, worked like a champ.

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