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Old 08-06-2010, 09:58 AM
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Great job! Did you have to wet sand the gel coat or just buff the hell out of it?
I had to sand a lot where the original graphics and pin stripe were. The gelcoat under those sections was raised and took a lot of 600 grit sanding to remove. I also had to sand the transom a bunch. It had white speckles almost embedded into the gelcoat and no amount of buffing seamed to touch them. I ended up getting some 600 grit paper for my electric random orbital and went to town until the speckles were gone. Everything I sanded, I followed up with 800 grit, occasionally 1,000 but that felt like that was not worth the time relative to the buffer (not knocking others, I know the sanding is a very popular and I am sure very effective method).


Mostly I buffed, starting with Meguiars No. 49 Oxidation Remover which I found worked really well. It cuts hard at first but breaks down so well that the shine really comes back. I followed that with their No. 45 Polish and finally a coat of No. 56 Pure Wax over most of the boat, but switched to turtle wax ice around the graphics so as to avoid the white powder edges. The Ice product is easy to work with and appears to protect well, I will probably just use it in general as it is very easy to apply.
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Old 08-06-2010, 10:12 AM
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WOW THAT IS F ING AWSOME!!!!!!!!! Those pics made my day!
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Old 08-06-2010, 10:27 AM
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Nice Job! I think it's a great lookin' ski tug inside and out.

You probably already have showers in mind, but I thought you might like to know about this possible solution ...

http://www.whalepumps.com/twist-revolution/

Enjoy teaching your young one to ski behind a boat you all can be proud of.
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Old 08-06-2010, 10:38 AM
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Who did that interior? Looks pretty nice. Clean boat, have fun with it!
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Old 08-06-2010, 10:46 AM
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Awesome Job!
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Old 08-06-2010, 01:02 PM
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The shots in the thread I linked have a few shots of the interior color as it is now

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when you bought the boat what was the interior colours?
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Old 08-06-2010, 01:05 PM
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Yes, the gelcoat is original. Mine had the red tape pinstripe just like yours does. I did not care for the look or the extra maintenance of the tape and opted not to put it back on.
That's exactly what I have to decide - i have 3 options from my local paint shop and these forums:

1) Sand the hell out of everything back down to the gelcoat.
PROs: Original Gelcoat :-)
CONs: Condition of original gelcoat. I have yet to find a shop that wants to do gelcoat repair on this boat -- they all want to sand, glass, and paint to match color, and they warn me that gelcoat repair will yellow/discolor over time.

2) Repaint the upper part in a color of my choice. I'm actually partial to the red mastercraft color. I like this option :-)
PROS: Red boat
CONS: It's black under the red. scratches will suck.

3) Repaint in current color. Take off all graphics and pinstripes
PROs: Stay with current color scheme
CONs: Same paint issues, though the color is close enough to black you can't really see it
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Old 08-06-2010, 01:26 PM
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Very nice job, makes me sorry that I traded in my 87 Powerslot. Mine had the same colors. I like the graphics on the sides and stern, it works on that boat.
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Old 08-07-2010, 03:17 PM
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I just noticed that you are at Claytor Lake. I'm in Lynchburg and I used to get my parts at Conrad Brothers. I've been to Claytor for a barefoot clinic years ago but I ski at Leesville Lake every weekend. The 87 that I used to own was a demo boat of Conrads and looks indentical to your yours. Glad to see you spent so much time bringing yours back to life.
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Old 08-09-2010, 09:41 AM
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Who did that interior? Looks pretty nice. Clean boat, have fun with it!
I did the prep work and reassembly, Viper Customs out of TN did the vinyl and put the carpet down for me as well as had a shop do the powder coating. Other than a few small items; I am very happy with the way it turned out - particularly since it was competitively priced and yet completely custom. I was a bit aggravated that it took six weeks after Jim promised me two, but I did drop it off during the spring rush. I would use them again, but I would also check out Leading Edge.

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