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Forum: Appearance Today, 05:57 AM
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Posted By lake weir skier
Specifically, which Dremel accessories have folks...

Specifically, which Dremel accessories have folks found useful when grinding out gelcoated areas being repaired? My best ideas so far are 9905, 9906, 9910, and 9911, which are all tungsten carbide...
Forum: Appearance Today, 05:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By lake weir skier
The colors in the Ashland fan deck werenít close...

The colors in the Ashland fan deck werenít close enough to my boat to suit me, especially my Dark Teal, and I wasnít thrilled about drilling holes in my boat to get samples for a custom color match,...
Forum: Appearance Today, 05:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By lake weir skier
Well, this guy has a definite opinion on...

Well, this guy has a definite opinion on Mini-Craft versus Spectrum Color. He has other videos on the internet indicating he does gelcoat repair for a living.

Gelcoat Match Comparison Test Mini...
Forum: Appearance 04-15-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 547
Posted By lake weir skier
What is the life expectancy of a quality...

What is the life expectancy of a quality lettering paint on gelcoat? I don't see any evidence of gelcoat damage in the area where the registation number goes on my 190. It looks pretty protected...
Forum: Appearance 04-14-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,684
Posted By lake weir skier
I had a conversation with Autogeek's training...

I had a conversation with Autogeek's training director about using my orbital with forced rotation to remove 1000 grit sanding scratches. He said it could be done, but would take a lot of time. I...
Forum: Appearance 04-13-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 547
Posted By lake weir skier
I am a total amateur on this. In creating a...

I am a total amateur on this. In creating a sample for an out of town vendor without access to my boat, I played around with RGB values on a free color website and printed on photo paper on my Epson...
Forum: Appearance 04-13-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 547
Posted By lake weir skier
If it's so hard to match with vinyl or vinyl...

If it's so hard to match with vinyl or vinyl printed with process color, maybe I should consider paint instead of vinyl to get a better color match.
Forum: Appearance 04-11-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By lake weir skier
I'm still wondering if anyone on here has created...

I'm still wondering if anyone on here has created a dark color, such as dark teal, from neutral gelcoat base successfully.

It seems there might be a choice between doing color mixing myself and...
Forum: Appearance 04-11-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By lake weir skier
And, according to the Mini-Craft website, they...

And, according to the Mini-Craft website, they want $85 per color for custom color matching, which is what their salesman recommended as the best approach to get a good match given the age of my...
Forum: Appearance 04-10-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By lake weir skier
I thought the same thing when I saw them...

I thought the same thing when I saw them mentioned last night in another thread and noticed they were in Wildwood, only about 35 minutes from me. I was hoping having my boat in physical proximity...
Forum: Appearance 04-10-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By lake weir skier
Matching existing gelcoat color in a gelcoat repair

What is your experience matching the color of your existing gelcoat in a gelcoat repair? Did you personally use pigments to color the gelcoat? Were you able to get a close match to your boat? Did...
Forum: Electrical 04-08-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By lake weir skier
The boat had only one battery when I bought it...

The boat had only one battery when I bought it last year. I had figured the previous owner had installed the battery switch to eliminate current drain during long term storage such as I've read...
Forum: Electrical 04-08-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By lake weir skier
Purpose of this electrical cable?

Iím trying to figure out a disconnected cable I found lying underneath my fuel tank next to the rudder shaft on my 1994 ProStar 190. Itís heavy cable with black insulation, around a foot or so long,...
Forum: General / Other 04-05-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 696
Posted By lake weir skier
I called the general number and asked for...

I called the general number and asked for technical support and they transferred me. I want to say the person who answered upon transfer was David, but my memory could be off on that. He ultimately...
Forum: General / Other 04-05-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 696
Posted By lake weir skier
Digital document files were in wide use in...

Digital document files were in wide use in businesses well before 1994 when my boat was built.
Forum: General / Other 04-05-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 696
Posted By lake weir skier
The day I called, it took them ten full minutes...

The day I called, it took them ten full minutes while I was on hold to find the TSB for fuel fill grounding and to come up with an answer to my question as to whether any further TSBs have been...
Forum: General / Other 04-05-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 696
Posted By lake weir skier
It's been twelve days since Mastercraft took my...

It's been twelve days since Mastercraft took my hull ID and said they would get back to me about what technical service bulletins have been issued on my boat. I haven't heard back from them.
Forum: Appearance 04-03-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,684
Posted By lake weir skier
You've previously said you use a Makita B06040,...

You've previously said you use a Makita B06040, but here you used the plural "machines." Do you use a polisher in addition to your B06040 polisher?
Forum: Appearance 04-03-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,684
Posted By lake weir skier
It will vary according to technique. I used...

It will vary according to technique. I used three quarters of a quart of Super Duty well before I was done with my 190 with light to medium oxidation from the Florida sun over several months. Given...
Forum: Appearance 04-03-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,684
Posted By lake weir skier
Note there is a DWP849 and a DWP849X. Blackhawk...

Note there is a DWP849 and a DWP849X. Blackhawk recommended the latter above and that's what I purchased recently.
Forum: Appearance 04-03-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,684
Posted By lake weir skier
I bought a package of detailing stuff from...

I bought a package of detailing stuff from Autogeek that included the book "The Complete Guide to a Show Car Shine" by their training director -- Mike Phillips. In his book, on a dual action...
Forum: Appearance 04-03-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,684
Posted By lake weir skier
I have a 1994 I bought last year. I don't know...

I have a 1994 I bought last year. I don't know how many owners it's had, but the layers of registration decals I removed suggest the registration number I removed was on the boat at least twelve...
Forum: Appearance 04-03-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,684
Posted By lake weir skier
I bought a quart of Super Duty to begin but...

I bought a quart of Super Duty to begin but quickly learned a twisted wool pad will pull quite a bit of it in, so when I replenshed, I bought a gallon. I don't know if the auto and marine versions...
Forum: General / Other 03-28-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 696
Posted By lake weir skier
Thanks for working on this. I'm looking forward...

Thanks for working on this. I'm looking forward to the opportunity to look through it. Maybe there is a way we adult owners of boats could assume the risk of the consequences of acting based on, or...
Forum: General / Other 03-26-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 696
Posted By lake weir skier
Do you have a sense for how many TSBs might exist...

Do you have a sense for how many TSBs might exist for, say, a twenty year old Mastercraft, including any on the engine? Are we talking three? Thirty? More?

How were TSBs handled for the engines? ...
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