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tvanderbie
12-07-2010, 11:19 AM
After a great summer with our 2009 X15 I'm trying to polish the hull. Lots of small water spots that I cannot seem to get out. I tried using 1000 grit buffing compound I use for my cars with OK but not great results. Is there anything better for the gel or products anyone else has had good luck with? Thanks.

coz
12-07-2010, 11:36 AM
After a great summer with our 2009 X15 I'm trying to polish the hull. Lots of small water spots that I cannot seem to get out. I tried using 1000 grit buffing compound I use for my cars with OK but not great results. Is there anything better for the gel or products anyone else has had good luck with? Thanks.

White (clear) vinegar, we have the hardest water in Az I've ever seen and along with the heat and my black boat, this is what I have to use.

http://coffeeassistant.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/white-vinegar.jpg

Muttley
12-07-2010, 11:44 AM
CLR. Wipes 'em right off.

http://www.jelmar.com/CLRbasic.htm

Kyle
12-07-2010, 12:27 PM
Kaboom shower cleaner and a non scratch sponge. Probably can do the whole boat in less than 2 hours.

Kyle
12-07-2010, 12:28 PM
CLR. Wipes 'em right off.

http://www.jelmar.com/CLRbasic.htm

Works just like kaboom. Use either one.

TXMC-06X2
12-07-2010, 12:32 PM
The best thing I have found is Babe's Spot Solver Water Spot Remover. I have some black on my boat also and this stuff got some water spots off that had been on there all season.

Mgboyd25
12-19-2010, 06:59 PM
I have some waterspot on my hull also, None of the above products hurt the gel coat im guessing. Im excited to give it a try
I recently purchased a X7 from out of state and have to replace the previous states registration numbers/letters. I have already removed the previous but you can still see the outline from years of being there. What product would you suggest to clear the outlines up before I put my Ohio registration on?..
Thanks!

TX.X-30 fan
12-19-2010, 07:05 PM
A gallon of vinegar in a buck fifty mix it 50/50, hell of a lot cheaper and works better than anything else.

thatsmrmastercraft
12-19-2010, 07:12 PM
A gallon of vinegar in a buck fifty mix it 50/50, hell of a lot cheaper and works better than anything else.

Couldn't you just wipe off the spots with this and have something to snack on when you are done?

DemolitionMan
12-19-2010, 07:13 PM
Couldn't you just wipe off the spots with this?

Great Idea.:D

TX.X-30 fan
12-19-2010, 07:54 PM
Couldn't you just wipe off the spots with this and have something to snack on when you are done?




Absolutely great idea, or maybe a jar of pickled eggs??

TX.X-30 fan
12-19-2010, 07:55 PM
Summers Eve???

thatsmrmastercraft
12-19-2010, 09:25 PM
Absolutely great idea, or maybe a jar of pickled eggs??

I love pickled eggs! Wouldn't waste them on water spots. Soft water up here way north of the Mason-Dixon Line.

DJ 50
12-19-2010, 09:55 PM
Do you guys use the water vinegar mix to wipe down the boat after a day of boating or is it more for stubborn water spots that have been sitting for awhile?

sand2snow22
12-20-2010, 12:47 AM
Boat bling hot sauce. Works well.....

jmarti62
12-20-2010, 02:18 AM
Babes is more expensive than vinegar but more effective in hands.

smoketu
12-20-2010, 08:07 AM
Do you guys use the water vinegar mix to wipe down the boat after a day of boating or is it more for stubborn water spots that have been sitting for awhile?

That's exactly what we do. It keeps the water spots to a minimum and only use maybe a 75-25 water-vinegar to save my wax. I tend to be overkill, because it also gets washed when I get home.

mtajpa
12-20-2010, 02:22 PM
I pull mine out of the lake and don't even wipe it down until I get home. I have a 2 gallon pump sprayer filled with 50/50 water and vinegar. Hose it down with soft water then spray the 50/50 on it wipe it down each time we get home. The southwest has the hardest water so you have to do this each time or you will have to use something stronger like 50/50 water and muriatic acid which should be done with care not to get it on anything but the gelcoat.