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Old 10-24-2006, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Linkster
Fantastic job!

Are there any secrets to using that gel coat kit besides using a wax paste? With buffing out the gel coat - is this a weekend job? How many hours should I plan on devoting? Do you have to be pretty careful around the decals? I may just get that same kit!
It's not really a secret, but make sure you get a circular buffer that is capable of at least 2500 rpm. The Vector machine I got from properboatcare was cheap at $70 and works great. The other ones I looked at were around $200.

I've been doing mine a few hours a day so it's taking a little while. Expect to spend 8 - 10 hours total(?). You just need to use lighter pressure around the decals, no problem at all.
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