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ogrover3
07-26-2007, 08:51 PM
after several weeks of on and off wetsanding polishing and waxing i have almost finished one side my boat. i am pretty impressed with the way it is going. i wet sanded with 400, 600, 800, 1000. then used some 3m polish with teflon in it which i think made a hugh difference. almost all the scratches came out. i only had one that was too deep that i started to go through the gelcoat on but other than that all was good. i didnt take pictures of the side i did before but it looked very similar to the other side.
hopefully will be able to complete the other side soon.

ogrover3
07-26-2007, 08:53 PM
another pic

ogrover3
07-26-2007, 08:54 PM
some more pics

ogrover3
07-26-2007, 09:05 PM
another pic.

ogrover3
07-26-2007, 09:06 PM
final before

ogrover3
07-26-2007, 09:07 PM
after pictures

ogrover3
07-26-2007, 09:08 PM
another after

ogrover3
07-26-2007, 09:08 PM
another pic

ogrover3
07-26-2007, 09:10 PM
prostar 190

ogrover3
07-26-2007, 09:11 PM
final after pic

03 35th Anniversary
07-26-2007, 09:16 PM
Very Nice....Good work....

TMCNo1
07-26-2007, 09:42 PM
Good Job!!!!!!!!!!

kingu
07-26-2007, 09:53 PM
holy cow! that looks great! how much to come do mine? :D

Upper Michigan Prostar190
07-26-2007, 10:00 PM
Nice! dayum nice work!!! :D

shepherd
07-27-2007, 09:33 AM
Holy ****! Those "before" pics... I've never seen a boat that scratched up before. Great job bringing her back!

About how many total hours did you spend on that one side?

BrianM
07-27-2007, 11:56 AM
Very nice job. That poor boat had been abused. Really shows how resiliant gel coat is. With some work it is amazing how well it comes back.

ogrover3
07-27-2007, 05:16 PM
shepherd
it took probablly about 8 to 10 hours and 3 arm replacements

WAT8415
07-27-2007, 05:28 PM
Nice work you have definately motivated me to finish my restoration of my 91 PS. My 91 is the same color as yours. Did you do any gel coat work on it or just wet sanding? I have a couple of deep scratches and they will need to be filled.

ogrover3
07-27-2007, 10:59 PM
i also had some deep scratches. all i did was wet sand. all the scratches came out although i did go through the gel coat at one spot. the other spot that were really deep you could tell because it is not totally smooth there are like indentions if you look for them but the color looks good. i would say it is 95% improvement. first time i have seen the same color

87MC owner
07-29-2007, 08:24 AM
It looks fabulous! What a rush when it turns out that good, huh? I recently had my 87 wet sanded and now all I have to do is keep her waxed up good.

shepherd
07-29-2007, 09:25 AM
shepherd
it took probablly about 8 to 10 hours and 3 arm replacements

I guess that means you sanded by hand? Or did you use a power sander? I wonder if a palm sander would make the job easier.

ogrover3
07-29-2007, 05:13 PM
i think it probablly would and would like to find an easier way but i was kinda not sure about using something electric with WET sanding. what do you think. i am up for trying anything easier. did you do that on your boat? did you do anything special to get the white so white on your boat, it was my inspiration.

O2BESOHUGE
08-08-2007, 05:41 PM
Great Looking Boat!

gguppy
06-29-2008, 11:30 AM
I have a 92 mc prostar and it looks the like same colour of yours. when we saw your boat we were amazed i was woundering if you could tell us your method of how you made your boat look so nice but my boat does not have scraches like yours. did you buff the boat at all and if you did was it with a wool buffer and what was the wax type you used i am SO SO SO SO IMPRESED!!!!!

ProTour X9
06-29-2008, 11:46 AM
ooooh shiny:cool::love:

ogrover3
06-29-2008, 12:38 PM
the 3m teflon polish i buffed in with a soft pad and then just used a meguiars car wax by hand. the 3m was the difference though

Gonzo
06-29-2008, 04:48 PM
Nice work you have definately motivated me to finish my restoration of my 91 PS. My 91 is the same color as yours. Did you do any gel coat work on it or just wet sanding? I have a couple of deep scratches and they will need to be filled.

i also had some deep scratches. all i did was wet sand. all the scratches came out although i did go through the gel coat at one spot. the other spot that were really deep you could tell because it is not totally smooth there are like indentions if you look for them but the color looks good. i would say it is 95% improvement. first time i have seen the same color

Make that 3...

http://tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=23859

Gonzo
06-29-2008, 05:10 PM
i think it probablly would and would like to find an easier way but i was kinda not sure about using something electric with WET sanding. what do you think. i am up for trying anything easier. did you do that on your boat? did you do anything special to get the white so white on your boat, it was my inspiration.

Probably use a sander off an air compressor... no electric

cbryan70
06-29-2008, 05:19 PM
when i was doing my teak i used an electric sander to wet sand with no problems

WTRSK1R
07-02-2008, 01:05 PM
My '92 was the same color too. I believe it was called Cayman Blue. I used Meguiers Oxidation Remover with a car orbital polisher when I cleaned mine up, but I did not have nearly the scratches that your boat did. Really nice job bringing it back to life. :)