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Old 10-15-2013, 01:56 PM
bochnak bochnak is offline
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Join Date: Sep 2013
Boat: 94' Prostar 205 - Indmar 5.7 TBI
Location: Mount Prospect,IL
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Originally Posted by Rockman View Post
What did you use to get the gelcoat looking like that?

We used the 3m products to remove the oxidation on our 190 but were not able to pull the true shine back out of the gelcoat...

Maybe I need to back track thru this thread a bit...

Boat looks great!

I used a HF rotary with 8" pads.
1st pass - 3M 05954 super duty rubbing compound with wool pad
2nd pass - 3M 06064 perfect-it polish with 3M 5725 black foam pad.

Honestly, it shines like crazy, however there are swirl and sanding marks that I may or may not address. You can only see it when you are a foot or 2 away. I only buffed the vertical surfaces, rub rail and down. It doesn't help that it is black!

I have about 9hrs into buffing, I don't want to do it anymore. This was my very first attempt at rotary buffing.

My friend was over with his PC 7424 and some fine cut glaze and it looked even better. Here is a before and after (we only tested a small section):

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