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swatguy
07-08-2007, 09:17 PM
WEll since I hit the Triad this Sunday.....IE BLew my ACL,MCl and Cardilage in my rt knee off a d-up.:mad: :( Long story short......Stomped it, hit the third roller, nice nuclear grab and smooth landing then continued to cut out and the knee decided it was done WHAMMMO! Never knew yuo could get so wrecked stomping a trick.......

WEll now is a good time To get the boat looking showroom again. Though it aint to far off anyways. It had some custom decals added to it in 02 but now a few years later I want to remove them and go with the classic clean look. (Guess I am getting old) I know the Gel behind the stickers will not be matching the regular gel. So was interested in how to go about blending those in. Like I said they were added in 02 so not too much time there. Figured some 3m Restorer compund and a high speed buffer should so the trick. I picked up the 3m Restore/wax in one from my Marine dealer.Said it should do the trick. What do you all think? Anybody have a recommendation on a high speed buffer/polisher that won't break the bank and is decent or where to get one from? I have been to the Home Depot as well as Menards and no luck. Though noticed a couple posts with the Harbor Freight. The have one on closeout right now for like $29http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=92623

Think that is a good one?

Think I will be needing to wetsand? If so can you just wetsand a small area or do you have to end up doing a huge area to blend? It's in my white gel towards the bow. Any tips on how to wetsand properly or anything to watch for? I have 1000grit paper.
Thanks in advance Gotta keep myself busy with wakestuff even if I can't ride

bigmac
07-08-2007, 09:54 PM
http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=15875&highlight=restoration

And especially this thread:

http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=3167&highlight=restoration+buffer