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tstoll
04-18-2012, 01:39 AM
Just purchased 06 X-15 the boat was originally registered in CA then AZ now back in CA so there were 3 different sets of CF/AZ numbers i have looked at multiple products/ professional restoration i cant get a picture of it because it doesn't show up in the pic anyone else had this issue? Is buffing it necessary or what product can i use any help would be great? the boat is a charcoal grey.

sand2snow22
04-18-2012, 01:49 AM
Not sure I am following. If the reg. numbers are still on there. Peel them off and clean up the gelcoat with acetone on a rag.

tstoll
04-18-2012, 01:55 AM
Sorry the original CF numbers were peeled off by the second owner who put az numbers on now i bought it and pulled the az numbers off and need to put the new CF numbers on it but before i do there are 2 different outlines of a set of AZ numbers and CF numbers faded into the gelcoat. so if i put my new numbers on as is you can see the old CF and AZ numbers faded behind

sand2snow22
04-18-2012, 02:00 AM
So, it's into the gelcoat? Not just sticky residue that can be removed with acetone?

Or do you think it sat in the sun, so the reg. #'s are darker than the rest of the hull?

tstoll
04-18-2012, 02:04 AM
correct there are currently no stickers or sticky residue i already removed all of that. the spots where the previous stickers were are a darker grey then the rest of the boat. i could have simplified that a little better. is there a way to get it all the same color before putting my new stickers on?

BARE5
04-18-2012, 02:29 AM
I used 3m compound on the area you described last week on mine and shadows disappeared.

sand2snow22
04-18-2012, 02:43 AM
I like 3M, but you have to follow it with a polish like Finesse It-II, then wax. This is my favorite compound for a rotary buffer, it works well. As it breaks down it turns into a polish!! Really makes the boat shine!

http://www.autogeek.net/meguiars-mirror-glaze-105-ultra-cut-compound.html

StrmChzr
04-18-2012, 12:59 PM
I have a similar issue, but my problem is on stern of boat where previous owner had lettering for boat's name. The lettering is still fairly visible because of gelcoat fading. I bought a cheapo, Ryobi 6" orbital buffer with buffing and polish bonnets to fix the problem.

Should I order both Meguiars #105 Ultra-Cut Compound and Mirror Glaze #205 Ultra Finishing Polish? I have already purchase Meguiars premium wax for the final step. Is the polishing pad rejuvenator worth ordering or should I just toss my bonnets and pads when finished?
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sand2snow22
04-18-2012, 06:16 PM
I have a similar issue, but my problem is on stern of boat where previous owner had lettering for boat's name. The lettering is still fairly visible because of gelcoat fading. I bought a cheapo, Ryobi 6" orbital buffer with buffing and polish bonnets to fix the problem.

Should I order both Meguiars #105 Ultra-Cut Compound and Mirror Glaze #205 Ultra Finishing Polish? I have already purchase Meguiars premium wax for the final step. Is the polishing pad rejuvenator worth ordering or should I just toss my bonnets and pads when finished?
http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/8466/photo11p.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/207/photo11p.jpg/)

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With white you should be able to get away with only the #105. I would re-use the bonnets and pads if you can, if not worthy, toss them.

tstoll
04-19-2012, 07:36 PM
Does the same process apply for bringing back the color on the trailer fenders?

jafo9
04-20-2012, 11:10 AM
funny, i was wondering the same thing myself. is the fender treated the same as the boat or should it be treated like a car finish?