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Commandohorn
03-24-2009, 10:52 AM
Anyone got a tip for rehabing an oxidizing fiberglass fender? See photo

cbryan70
03-24-2009, 01:42 PM
lots of elbow grease and a good compound

Sodar
03-24-2009, 01:44 PM
Little wetsanding, a little compounding and a little waxing/polishing. Basically, you follow the same scenario as wetsanding the boat. Set by steps can be found by searching around here.

TMCNo1
03-24-2009, 01:47 PM
Please post 45509 of the project!

BriEOD
03-24-2009, 01:55 PM
I'm sure I went against the grain on this, and I probably won't get an invite to the Harold Page Christmas Fiesta. :D

However, on my old rig my fenders were fading and getting spider web cracks. I tried compound, buffing, etc. I looked into getting them repainted, but decided against it. In the end, I removed the fenders and had them sprayed with Line-x. It is extremely durable, non-skid, and a relatively inexpensive fix.

russlars
03-24-2009, 02:24 PM
I'm sure I went against the grain on this, and I probably won't get an invite to the Harold Page Christmas Fiesta. :D

However, on my old rig my fenders were fading and getting spider web cracks. I tried compound, buffing, etc. I looked into getting them repainted, but decided against it. In the end, I removed the fenders and had them sprayed with Line-x. It is extremely durable, non-skid, and a relatively inexpensive fix.
Looks good and you don't even need a non-slip pad on the step.:)

BriEOD
03-24-2009, 02:44 PM
Looks good and you don't even need a non-slip pad on the step.:)

True.

However, that ship has sailed and I'm back to this:

cbryan70
03-24-2009, 03:05 PM
How thick is that liner? My fenders are beat pretty good. Would i need to rebuild a bit or is that stuff pretty thick and strong?

BriEOD
03-24-2009, 03:06 PM
Nope, good and thick.

I had decent gash in one of mine exposing the glass. It covers it with no issues.

cbryan70
03-24-2009, 03:08 PM
well i have some holes to say the least......

BriEOD
03-24-2009, 03:08 PM
When I re-did the fenders I upgraded to LED lights and a new wiring harness. I did the entire job for less than $400 if I remember correctly.

russlars
03-24-2009, 03:10 PM
True.

However, that ship has sailed and I'm back to this:
Nothing wrong with that either!

BriEOD
03-24-2009, 03:17 PM
Nothing wrong with that either!

Nope...like this a lot better.