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riptide
01-18-2013, 09:32 AM
The last person that owned my boat must have had the back facig the sun as their is slight lightenig of paint in a couple areas.

How do I get that back to normal and looking good as the rest of boat color and paint is perfect?

BrianM
01-18-2013, 09:48 AM
We discuss this about once a month. A search for oxidation removal will get you lots of results.

Here is a link to my method with some results pics. I've used it on multiple boats with the same results.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=46985&highlight=compound

here is another

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=40627&highlight=compound

and here is my 1985 Restoration thread that also talks about gel refinishing with photos

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=19557&highlight=restoration

milkmania
01-18-2013, 09:50 AM
my '91 ps190 was the same way, except the transom was severally oxidized.... wetsanded and waxed it right back to normal color....

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a112/milkmania/1289236884.jpg

mikeg205
01-18-2013, 09:51 AM
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=47157&highlight=polish&page=7 post #70 talks about what owner did to restore gel finish. Also in this thread..

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=12550

many others in Appearance and restoration thread.

mikeg205
01-18-2013, 09:53 AM
my '91 ps190 was the same way, except the transom was severally oxidized.... wetsanded and waxed it right back to normal color....

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a112/milkmania/1289236884.jpg

Love the sand paper storage slots... ;)

milkmania
01-18-2013, 10:10 AM
Love the sand paper storage slots... ;)

it works :)

I did something way different than a bucket of water and sandpaper....
I built my own contraption like this and as I was sanding with my right hand, I was holding the poly tubing above the sandpaper with my left hand... kept the sandpaper a lot cleaner and it had plenty of bite.
http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/400/a9/a95e6c43-3a9f-4209-9efb-aeeed4dd5c3b_400.jpg

using
http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/400/f2/f2a1cb06-4dc8-46cc-b098-0dd74452ac3e_400.jpg

and

http://www.plumbingsupply.com/images/cooler-hose-bibb-240.jpg

and

http://media.toolking.com/catalog/product/cache/1/image/800x600/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/D/i/Dial_Manufacturing_Inc_4294_14-inch_x_50-foot_Natural_Poly_Tubing.jpg

mikeg205
01-18-2013, 10:32 AM
Here's a decent 3M product video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ys4vfC7kNr4

milkmania
01-18-2013, 10:37 AM
Here's a decent 3M product video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ys4vfC7kNr4
wow! you can hear the grit in that stuff he put on with the cloth!

19_Skier
01-18-2013, 11:11 AM
used 3M rubbing compound and 3M finesse-it polish with a variable speed buffer. Before and after photos. It takes time, patience and your arms will be sore but so worth it in the end.

milkmania
01-18-2013, 12:52 PM
used 3M rubbing compound and 3M finesse-it polish with a variable speed buffer. Before and after photos. It takes time, patience and your arms will be sore but so worth it in the end.

my oxidation was worse, the shadowing contrast about the same, and I think my results came out a little better.... plus, I was able to wetsand out a couple of dings....
but, digital pics and computer screen don't look life real life.
I'm very happy with mine, as I'm sure you are also:)

thatsmrmastercraft
01-18-2013, 01:12 PM
used 3M rubbing compound and 3M finesse-it polish with a variable speed buffer. Before and after photos. It takes time, patience and your arms will be sore but so worth it in the end.

Nice work.....:toast:

Tristarboarder
01-18-2013, 05:48 PM
What grit of paper did you use? Wet/dry obviously?

JRW160
01-18-2013, 05:51 PM
I just finished mine a couple of weekends ago. I wetsanded the transom with 600, 1000, 1500, and 2000, then used a makita wool pad and 3m perfect it rubbing compound, then used a 3m perfect it ultrafine foam pad with 3m finesse it finishing compound. I used a neiko ct6101 for the buffing and polishing.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-DATE8VcdNHs/UM9HmSh72FI/AAAAAAABQ5o/zAIw9D7Fokg/s640/IMG_20121202_164613.jpg
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-xRiPcIhDXG8/UOrhp3mjvZI/AAAAAAABRTc/MdcfTjiPKnU/s640/20121208_151020.jpg
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Y2O7BNohGDE/UOrhPwsCPUI/AAAAAAABRTM/W1Qk-eX63q0/s640/20130106_124654.jpg

thatsmrmastercraft
01-18-2013, 06:47 PM
I just finished mine a couple of weekends ago. I wetsanded the transom with 600, 1000, 1500, and 2000, then used a makita wool pad and 3m perfect it rubbing compound, then used a 3m perfect it ultrafine foam pad with 3m finesse it finishing compound. I used a neiko ct6101 for the buffing and polishing.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-DATE8VcdNHs/UM9HmSh72FI/AAAAAAABQ5o/zAIw9D7Fokg/s640/IMG_20121202_164613.jpg
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-xRiPcIhDXG8/UOrhp3mjvZI/AAAAAAABRTc/MdcfTjiPKnU/s640/20121208_151020.jpg
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Y2O7BNohGDE/UOrhPwsCPUI/AAAAAAABRTM/W1Qk-eX63q0/s640/20130106_124654.jpg

Wow!.....great results.

orbeamlb
01-19-2013, 12:54 PM
Man that looks great! Nothing shines like Black.

BrianM
01-19-2013, 01:21 PM
Your results were great but you did a lot of unnecessary sanding. 3M Super Duty Compound with a wool pad will remove the 1000 grit scratches so you can eliminate the 1500 and 2K sanding.
I just finished mine a couple of weekends ago. I wetsanded the transom with 600, 1000, 1500, and 2000, then used a makita wool pad and 3m perfect it rubbing compound, then used a 3m perfect it ultrafine foam pad with 3m finesse it finishing compound. I used a neiko ct6101 for the buffing and polishing.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-DATE8VcdNHs/UM9HmSh72FI/AAAAAAABQ5o/zAIw9D7Fokg/s640/IMG_20121202_164613.jpg
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-xRiPcIhDXG8/UOrhp3mjvZI/AAAAAAABRTc/MdcfTjiPKnU/s640/20121208_151020.jpg
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Y2O7BNohGDE/UOrhPwsCPUI/AAAAAAABRTM/W1Qk-eX63q0/s640/20130106_124654.jpg

Tristarboarder
01-19-2013, 02:47 PM
Would you still use the 600 to start, then the 1000, followed by the 3M Super Duty with a wool pad? Or just start with the 1000 then move on with the compound etc?

JRW160
01-19-2013, 03:50 PM
I started with 600 because I made a few gelcoat repairs and used the 600 to sand those down. If you just have oxidation, I think starting with 1000 would be fine.

Tristarboarder
01-19-2013, 05:56 PM
My goal is to remove some shadowing from old to new decal placement. For those of you that have removed the shadowing, did you tape over the new decals or what? And then use the 1000 followed by the compound etc?