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ttu
06-16-2013, 08:32 AM
last summer while at the wakeboard tour at table rock I had a tige tied off the back of my transom on my x2. well I didn't see how the guy tied it up but turns out I have marks where the rope swayed back and forth leaving marks on the black gel coat. I have tried to wax the area and it does not help.

any ideas?

thanks

Cloaked
06-16-2013, 08:56 AM
last summer while at the wakeboard tour at table rock I had a tige tied off the back of my transom on my x2. well I didn't see how the guy tied it up but turns out I have marks where the rope swayed back and forth leaving marks on the black gel coat. I have tried to wax the area and it does not help.

any ideas?

thanksI'd try some rubbing compound and a wool pad, or something similar. I have some black gel and have done this with success.

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ttu
06-16-2013, 09:43 AM
I'd try some rubbing compound and a wool pad, or something similar. I have some black gel and have done this with success.

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thanks for the info. I did use some turtle wax compound I had here at the house with a sponge applicator and it didn't do a whole lot. maybe the wool pad would help.

ZachDaddy
06-16-2013, 12:07 PM
A high speed buffer with a wool pad will be your best and most effective method. A good gel coat compound is key but the heat generated by the machine in conjunction with the compound delivers the results you would be most pleased with.

TayMC197
06-16-2013, 01:17 PM
Collinite 920 and a wool pad on your buffer.

ttu
06-16-2013, 05:42 PM
thanks for the info. looks like I need to buy a buffer. any type you recommend with out breaking the bank!))

nickespi
06-16-2013, 06:47 PM
I've used a cheap one from harbor freight with good success.

ZachDaddy
06-16-2013, 08:13 PM
Plus 1 for the Harbor freight model...I have one, its perfect.

ttu
06-17-2013, 08:15 AM
thank you guys. I looked at the buffers on harbor freight. which one do you recommend.

CC2MC
06-17-2013, 01:46 PM
thank you guys. I looked at the buffers on harbor freight. which one do you recommend.

This is the one I have and it works fine, but just remember to start out slow, then work your way up to speed.

http://www.harborfreight.com/7-inch-variable-speed-polisher-sander-92623.html

ttu
06-29-2013, 06:43 PM
thanks guys. picked up the buffer that cc2mc recommended. will update with results.

ttu
07-01-2013, 09:09 AM
thank you everyone for you help. The buffer worked great and i was able to get the marks out of the transom gelcoat.

oh and i put the girlfriend to work after i got done putting oil on the platform.

have a picture but unable to download.

mikeg205
07-01-2013, 11:13 AM
thank you everyone for you help. The buffer worked great and i was able to get the marks out of the transom gelcoat.

oh and i put the girlfriend to work after i got done putting oil on the platform.

have a picture but unable to download.

send pic's of girlfriend... ;)

ttu
07-01-2013, 11:17 AM
sorry, no pics are loading!

mikeg205
07-01-2013, 11:37 AM
sorry, no pics are loading!

you can use photobucket.. ;)

ttu
08-28-2013, 02:28 PM
okay follow up. first the pic of gf working now that pics are working again.

after looking at the transom last weekend where there were numerous wake/surf board marks along with some scratches i thought i would give perfomance boat candy a try. i contacted them and they advised using the crystal cut compound followed up by the crystal cut polish. also bought both wool and foam pads from them. came out great overall.

SteveO
08-28-2013, 03:32 PM
Looks great. Next project looks like a teak oil job on the platform:)...

H2ORidr
09-14-2013, 08:06 AM
after looking at the transom last weekend where there were numerous wake/surf board marks

I have the exact same problem. The kids are letting boards and skis bump the transom while they get out of the water at the swim platform. I don't have any Mastercraft lettering back there so it is all the more noticable.

Has anyone tried or thought of using the 3M Scotchguard(tm) Paint Protection films or spray on 3M Paint Defender(tm) Protection system? Seems like the film would be nice if there is no lettering to go over, and if there is lettering then the spray on film would be the one to use. Anyone?


http://site.innovationestore.com/images/image-310.php?id=75347019137

H2ORidr
09-14-2013, 08:15 AM
More links about the stuff I mentioned:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi3hJYmtKR4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRvL1aqG9JI