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Old 01-06-2012, 10:16 AM
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tried wetsanding...wouldn't touch it! I ended up dry sanding with a d/a using 240 grit paper to get through to red, then 600, 1200 wet, 1500 wet, and buffing it with 3m heavy duty compound, extra cut, and finally finesse it 2. Lots of steps, but worth it.
Wow, that poor boat must have been exposed to the sun non-stop. Great work.
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Old 01-06-2012, 12:19 PM
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Looks fantastic. Great work.



BTW, that's an amazing looking shop you've got there.
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Old 01-06-2012, 12:22 PM
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I have the exact color of your boat in a 1984. I bought mine new and have files on where to get a lot of parts. I also have new dash switches for the 1984-85 year model. You can contact Keith at 972-998-1885.
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Old 01-06-2012, 08:16 PM
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Can't wait to another one look like this :



They are truly a dying breed. I love this boat. It was the best purchase I have made in 27 years. Mine is an 84.
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Old 01-06-2012, 08:31 PM
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Old 01-06-2012, 08:59 PM
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:38 PM
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Can't wait to another one look like this :



They are truly a dying breed. I love this boat. It was the best purchase I have made in 27 years. Mine is an 84.
Nice boat! are the stars/decals white or beige on that boat?? I just ordered mine in beige, because that's what came off it.

Tonight I removed the trailer...that was a trick. I figured it's not really enhancing the look of the boat. (wife thinks I'm over the edge...and she's prob right)
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:49 PM
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Looks like this is a popular color to restore! If you need any help or have questions please feel free to ask, our 83 went through this last year and came out a 29 year old new boat. So far you look to be off to a great start! This site flat out RULES I couldnt have done it without them!

She started Rough...





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Old 01-06-2012, 11:35 PM
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Beautiful Stars and Stripes. I recently aquired my first MC (1988 ProStar 200 - Outboard).
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:24 PM
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a few more pics. After buffing the entire boat, I decided the trailer looked bad! Sooo, another project begins. I'm thinking of painting the fenders in red to match center stripe of boat. Any thoughts??
Also, doing away with nonfunctional surge brakes (boat's not that heavy anyway), new swivel jack, rims and tires.
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