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Aaronhebert88
08-23-2008, 11:24 PM
I've been polishing up the rudder and prop with some green magic polish, and a mothers ball.. it just seems like it doesn't get the bling that i want.. any suggestions to get that mirror finish?

bigmac
08-24-2008, 12:43 AM
I've been polishing up the rudder and prop with some green magic polish, and a mothers ball.. it just seems like it doesn't get the bling that i want.. any suggestions to get that mirror finish?


Buy stainless steel.

TMCNo1
08-24-2008, 06:23 AM
I've been polishing up the rudder and prop with some green magic polish, and a mothers ball.. it just seems like it doesn't get the bling that i want.. any suggestions to get that mirror finish?


Using a rotary sander and emory cloth sand paper starting with medium then go thru several till you get to fine, then block sand wet with 600, 1200, 1500, then 2000, then use the polish on a drill/buffer to speed up the polishing. It will be a nasty, dirty job. You have to sand out all the factory grinder marks/sandblasting texture or take it off and have a professional metal polisher do it, then maintain it or just replace it all with this,
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SkiDog
08-24-2008, 01:05 PM
Using a rotary sander and emory cloth sand paper starting with medium then go thru several till you get to fine, then block sand wet with 600, 1200, 1500, then 2000, then use the polish. You have to sand out all the factory grinder marks or take it off and have a professional metal polisher do it, then maintain it or just replace it all with this,
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Show Off!!!!!!!!!!!!:D:D:D

TMCNo1
08-24-2008, 01:22 PM
Show Off!!!!!!!!!!!!:D


And that's coming from a rudder polishing specialist on a X-30, the X-2 will get it yet, I garonteeeeeeeeee!
Uhhhhhhhhhh, http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=255598&postcount=1
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Harold 1, Skidog 0 :eek3::uglyhamme We love ya man!

Age Fighter
08-24-2008, 01:53 PM
Those ss rudders are gorgeous....do they have any performance advantages?

TMCNo1
08-24-2008, 02:06 PM
Those ss rudders are gorgeous....do they have any performance advantages?

I can't speak for anyone else or any other model boat, but I saw little or no difference in performance, idle speed, on plane, in the course, trick speed or otherwise in this polished SS rudder than the OEM duckbill bronze rudder, other than a little more crispness in the steering.
Our old OEM rudder was was shaped like this,
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rick s.
08-24-2008, 02:07 PM
imho ss props and rudders are less desireable because they are much harder than bronze. When you hit something with a ss prop, (and maybe this is an urban legend...) the prop may be ok but the damage is pushed somewhere else. With a softer material (like bronze) if you hit something the blade bends, sort of acts like a fuse, and contains the damage. Of course if you hit something really big and hard all bets are off....

TMCNo1
08-24-2008, 02:40 PM
imho ss props and rudders are less desireable because they are much harder than bronze. When you hit something with a ss prop, (and maybe this is an urban legend...) the prop may be ok but the damage is pushed somewhere else. With a softer material (like bronze) if you hit something the blade bends, sort of acts like a fuse, and contains the damage. Of course if you hit something really big and hard all bets are off....


That is scary, makes me wish my underwater gear was made by Tupperware, with as much damage as I get!

denverd1
08-25-2008, 06:36 PM
A stainless prop was on my boat before I upgraded for a low-end prop. Two years ago, most lakes in Texas were too dry to use and the lake i was going to was down about 6 ft with only two launches that were still open. I would have spent thousands in prop repair that year if I was running a NiBrAl. Instead my SS prop kept its shape and still didn't have damage to strut or prop shaft.

In theory, the "shear pin" effect of a NiBrAl prop makes sense, but you still see Nibral prop damage that involves strut and prop shaft.

JLeuck64
08-26-2008, 07:03 PM
Of course if you hit something really big and hard all bets are off....

Ummm,
I'll second that...

wakeX2wake
08-27-2008, 10:36 AM
i'd be more worried about possible transmission problems... especially if hitting something at low speeds (which is the case every time i've been in a boat that sustained prop damage)... w/ the stainless steel it would seem the prop would hit and if it didn't bend the force would either strip out the shaft or even transfer to stripping out a gear in the tansmission

03 35th Anniversary
08-27-2008, 07:30 PM
i'd be more worried about possible transmission problems... especially if hitting something at low speeds (which is the case every time i've been in a boat that sustained prop damage)... w/ the stainless steel it would seem the prop would hit and if it didn't bend the force would either strip out the shaft or even transfer to stripping out a gear in the tansmission


I was idleing along and caught a small log and all it did was stall the engine.

03 35th Anniversary
08-27-2008, 07:39 PM
See all stainless too....

ProTour X9
08-27-2008, 07:44 PM
I've heard of using a green bottle of The Works, can anyone confirm?

TMCNo1
08-27-2008, 08:19 PM
See all stainless too....

I'm offended by all that stainless!39579But, it does look sweet, I mean great!

Sodar
08-27-2008, 08:20 PM
Harold... you need to get ole' Johnny boy a nice nose cone for his prop shaft, like yours!

TMCNo1
08-27-2008, 08:23 PM
Harold... you need to get ole' Johnny boy a nice nose cone for his prop shaft, like yours!


Bill Weeks @ ACME propeller for $48 for the stainless, $40 for the brass and I know MC had them in Gold Anodized Aluminum at one time!

03 35th Anniversary
08-27-2008, 08:31 PM
Bill Weeks @ ACME propeller for $48 for the stainless, $40 for the brass and I know MC had them in Gold Anodized Aluminum at one time!




Do you know off hand if Acme makes stainless props???

I called OJ props the other day and they told me that they only made stainless props in 2003 for the 35ths that year.

Gonzo
08-27-2008, 08:32 PM
with as much damage as I get!


Is that from your grand daughter tapping on it with her finger? I cant see anything else in your garage doing damage :D I mean wouldnt the boat have to leave the garage?

TMCNo1
08-27-2008, 08:52 PM
Is that from your grand daughter tapping on it with her finger? I cant see anything else in your garage doing damage :D I mean wouldnt the boat have to leave the garage?

:uglyhammeYou caught me, and I'm not even offended! What's wrong with me?
She does like to play with the exhaust flappers! She may have done a powerturn in the basement once and hit a jackstand,
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Gonzo
08-27-2008, 09:01 PM
shes a doll.

ncskier
08-27-2008, 11:11 PM
TMCNo1 let her in the boat with shoes on... thats true love there

TMCNo1
08-28-2008, 12:40 AM
TMCNo1 let her in the boat with shoes on... thats true love there

She can do anything she wants in the boat! First time she got in, she went straight for the switch that turns on the stereo and she has never seen me use the switch! Go figure and now, it's the first thing she does when she gets in the boat, then the throttle!

EJ OJPROP
08-28-2008, 07:29 AM
Bill Weeks @ ACME propeller for $48 for the stainless, $40 for the brass and I know MC had them in Gold Anodized Aluminum at one time!

I still have some of the Aluminum nose cones left.

TMCNo1
08-28-2008, 07:43 AM
I still have some of the Aluminum nose cones left.



Good deal, I wasn't sure if you were the one who made them or not!