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KBryant2007
04-06-2009, 10:23 PM
My prop and rudder have dulled from being in the water. I want to bring back the luster from when it was new, but was unsure what I should use. Any suggestions?

brucemac
04-06-2009, 10:28 PM
i've used this on my rudder based of harold's advice. works good, but not sure about the prop. i bought a new one and didn't bother trying it on the backup.
http://bluemagicusa.com/bm_images/metalpolishcreamjars.png

damaged442
04-06-2009, 10:39 PM
Yup...that stuff works good on the prop also.

TMCNo1
04-07-2009, 08:29 AM
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SkiDog
04-07-2009, 09:44 AM
My favorite products,
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You forgot to tell him about all the 'Elbow Grease' it takes!:D

BrianM
04-07-2009, 09:46 AM
Mothers polish works well. I have done it once but with as dirty as the water is around here one time in the lake and it was back to its old dull look.

09Prostar197
04-07-2009, 10:02 AM
I have had good luck with Lime-Away (green bottle). Wipe it on and the tarnish disappears almost immediately. Wash with water then lightly buff with some fine polish. Also works good on galvanized and stainless bolts on the boat and trailer.

flipper
04-07-2009, 10:08 AM
You forgot to tell him about all the 'Elbow Grease' it takes!:D

Where can you get Elbow Grease? Any links? I'd like to find a good deal on this stuff

flipper
04-07-2009, 10:10 AM
I've had good luck with brasso on other things, not sure about underwater gear

Sodar
04-07-2009, 10:14 AM
I normally spray some acidic cleaner on the running gear to just brighten them up. I honestly believe that 1 day in the water would ruin the best polishing job... the water here is just too gross.

I would absolutely love some SS Running gear, but I cannot come up with $1200 for a set!

flipper
04-07-2009, 10:16 AM
I normally spray some acidic cleaner on the running gear to just brighten them up. I honestly believe that 1 day in the water would ruin the best polishing job... the water here is just too gross.

I would absolutely love some SS Running gear, but I cannot come up with $1200 for a set!

You gotta stop talking to UMP

Sodar
04-07-2009, 10:18 AM
You gotta stop talking to UMP

I agree... he does not good for anyone!

09Prostar197
04-07-2009, 10:21 AM
This may sound like a stupid question...but who or what is UMP????

flipper
04-07-2009, 10:24 AM
This may sound like a stupid question...but who or what is UMP????

Upper Michigan Prostar190

03 35th Anniversary
04-07-2009, 10:25 AM
This may sound like a stupid question...but who or what is UMP????

He is a Yooper from Canada...

Sodar
04-07-2009, 10:25 AM
UMP is a fictional character of TX.X-30.

09Prostar197
04-07-2009, 10:28 AM
Three different answers....very interesting...and what is a Yooper??? lol

Sodar
04-07-2009, 10:30 AM
Before we answer any additional questions, we will need to see photos of your 2009 PS 197.... get on it!

09Prostar197
04-07-2009, 10:33 AM
Before we answer any additional questions, we will need to see photos of your 2009 PS 197.... get on it!

I would but it is being built as we speak...Red and White exterior with a low profile trailer...

Sodar
04-07-2009, 10:41 AM
I would but it is being built as we speak...Red and White exterior with a low profile trailer...

Make sure you get that thing posted when it gets done!

I would imagine that your 197 is probably 1 of about 10 built this year, aside from the TT Boats. :)



Now, UMP is short for Upper Michigan Prostar190 (http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/member.php?u=2114). UMP is a long standing member of the board and a little on the cheap side. He enjoys $.99 Stores and long walks through Wal-Mart.

09Prostar197
04-07-2009, 10:49 AM
If it is one out of ten being built lets hope that quality control is in place and it looks great when I get it....I'm looking forward to the "held to a higher standard" thing...

And thanks for explaining UMP to me...I figured it was some long standing member...

TMCNo1
04-07-2009, 10:51 AM
This may sound like a stupid question...but who or what is UMP????


UMP finds you, you don't find him!:rolleyes::D Just look for Sheriff Buford T Justice to show up on your door step!

wakeX2wake
04-07-2009, 10:54 AM
UMP finds you, you don't find him!:rolleyes::D Just look for Sheriff Buford T Justice to show up on your door step!

hes kind of like chuck norris in a MC hat and flip flops... and no mystical beard... but he does have the mystical yellow croakies

TMCNo1
04-07-2009, 10:58 AM
And thanks for explaining UMP to me...I figured it was some long standing member...

Nope, just a leather pants wearing, geetar playing Superhero, with a fetish for bathroom heat lamp/exhaust fans!:rolleyes::D

coz
04-07-2009, 11:04 AM
I would absolutely love some SS Running gear, but I cannot come up with $1200 for a set!

Is that what they get for SS props for these boats? I used SS on my last boat (mercruiser) because you had to if you wanted performance, I think I paid $500 per. I've never really thought my current boat needed any kind of boost so I've stuck with the OJ brass and my spare is the exact same prop. Are the ss stiffer and what's the +'s, fuel? consistant speed?

coz
04-07-2009, 11:06 AM
This may sound like a stupid question...but who or what is UMP????

United MasterCraft People :headbang:

09Prostar197
04-07-2009, 11:07 AM
United MasterCraft People :headbang:

I like this one...

Sodar
04-07-2009, 11:09 AM
The SS running gear for $1300 comes with everything... thru-hull, tiller arm, fins, prop, strut, rudder and rudder shaft log.

http://www.mastercraft.com/market/showproduct.php?product=1884&cat=13

coz
04-07-2009, 11:17 AM
The SS running gear for $1300 comes with everything... thru-hull, tiller arm, fins, prop, strut, rudder and rudder shaft log.

http://www.mastercraft.com/market/showproduct.php?product=1884&cat=13

I have to say :confused: that's one MC item that seems like a very good deal, not over priced for all those goodies.


I like this one...

This is the un-official official song of us united peeps http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zm6AGd3qE5U

Turn it up :guitar:

wakeX2wake
04-07-2009, 11:21 AM
just curious... as i've discussed this w/ my boat owning friends... would running a SS prop be somewhat of a danger due to the fact that if you were to (God forbid) hit some immovable object w/ the prop spinning be more likely to do damage to the tranny, shaft, and/or strut?

i had always assumed the props were generally brass b/c it is a very malleable alloy and when used in this application the prop would give way first sparring further damage to the more expensive equipment

TMCNo1
04-07-2009, 11:23 AM
The only way to go,
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