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Shimp38
03-06-2013, 11:13 PM
My rudder and prop are dull and was wanting to know how to get them to shine again. Thanks

Barefooter92
03-07-2013, 08:15 AM
Carefull, you polish them now and you will never stop. Also heard polished running gear makes the boat howl at high speeds. I have debated this for years and still have not done it, but it does look good!

Steve-O-Reeno
03-07-2013, 08:56 AM
I saw this on another thread here at TT bought some and wow does it work...it's called "The Works"...it is a tub & tile cleaner. I found it at Ace Hardware for $2.99 a bottle. Just spray it on wait a few and then scrub with steel wool. I would post a pic but my boat is at her mechanics getting some spring / summer preparedness.

BrianM
03-07-2013, 10:15 AM
Kind of a waste of time unless you are showing it. One day out in the water and they will look dull again.

BrooksfamX2
03-07-2013, 10:27 AM
Kind of a waste of time unless you are showing it. One day out in the water and they will look dull again.

Agreed. It doesnt take long for the shine to go away..........:o

CantRepeat
03-07-2013, 10:31 AM
Carefull, you polish them now and you will never stop. Also heard polished running gear makes the boat howl at high speeds. I have debated this for years and still have not done it, but it does look good!

Once I stripped the powered coating off of my AirChair it started to vibrate and now makes a howling noise at speed.

east tx skier
03-07-2013, 09:44 PM
My rudder and prop are dull and was wanting to know how to get them to shine again. Thanks

The short answer is by not using your boat (once you shine them). I am particular about my boat, but I would suggest skipping it unless you are entering it in a beauty contest (nothing wrong with that).

ASK
03-08-2013, 01:52 AM
I agree with Brian. One day out of the water and it will dull. Good luck and be safe.

Shimp38
03-08-2013, 03:47 PM
Ok thanks For the advice, it just bugs me I like everything to be clean.