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Old 04-27-2013, 09:21 PM
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Nice work. Makita man myself. Love the paint jobs on those old mc's. Looks great

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Old 04-27-2013, 10:41 PM
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Thanks Traxx

Spent a good amount of time going through 3M's three stages. Didn't think it would take as long as it did, but then again, there were multiple trips to the fridge.

Port and Starboard side next then it's time to get it on the water!
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:10 PM
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Bought a Makita buffer and went to work. I don't know if my boat had ever had a good buffing, but definitly needed it. There was a lot of oxidization and a yellowish sun tint to the gray. Finished the top deck this afternoon and I'm quite pleased with the results.
Looks awesome! Good job!
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:14 PM
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Thanks Traxx

Spent a good amount of time going through 3M's three stages. Didn't think it would take as long as it did, but then again, there were multiple trips to the fridge.

Port and Starboard side next then it's time to get it on the water!
Make sure to throw up pics.

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Old 04-27-2013, 11:24 PM
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:59 PM
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[quote=barefoot;929833]Bought a Makita buffer and went to work. I don't know if my boat had ever had a good buffing, but definitly needed it. There was a lot of oxidization and a yellowish sun tint to the gray. Finished the top deck this afternoon and I'm quite pleased with the results.

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Attachment 94117

After!

Attachment 94120

And one more for good measure



Nice work on the buffing. Are your hands still numb?

What are the grommet like things by the intake grill?
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:18 AM
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Buffed out the oxidation on the nose today...used 3m rubbing compound and then finesse...not too bad for only a couple hours...tested a spot on the transom and the oxidation and scratches are coming out...hopefully do more this week.

Sanded down and sprayed the winch and installed new strap.

Sanded down pivot tongue and prepared for paint tomorrow. Drilled 2 holes in pivot tongue to install safety cables.

Installed Clarion 6 head unit. Had to make a bracket due to the depth of the head unit coming in contact with the steering cable. Made the bracket out of 3/4 plywood...going to get some vinyl from my interior guy and wrap in black to match dash. Installed usb port in glove box and tested...all is good.




One interesting thing to note...So I was sitting in the boat and listening to the ipod via the terrible speakers I have...I hit the blower switch just to make sure everything was good and when I hit the blower, the stereo seemed to reset and then started to play again.

I have the stereo powered up via ACC1 as I like to make sure the stereo is completely off and not accidently left on some how so it drains the battery. ACC 1 On, Radio On...no second guessing. The blower is on its own switch. No problems when running the bilge manually.


So I am wondering why the blower is affecting the stereo...they do not seem to be on the same circuit...any ideas
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:31 AM
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Nice work on the buffing. Are your hands still numb?

What are the grommet like things by the intake grill?

Hands feel alright. The gloves I was wearing might have helped. I do a fair amount of woodworking so sanding is part of the deal. Maybe my hands are permanently numb...

No idea what the grommets are for...anyone know?
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by barefoot View Post
Bought a Makita buffer and went to work. I don't know if my boat had ever had a good buffing, but definitly needed it. There was a lot of oxidization and a yellowish sun tint to the gray. Finished the top deck this afternoon and I'm quite pleased with the results.

Before:

Attachment 94117

After!

Attachment 94120

And one more for good measure



Nice work on the buffing. Are your hands still numb?

What are the grommet like things by the intake grill?
Do you guys buff right over your decals?? I worry that they would be ruined.
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:55 AM
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Refinished and installed the pylon as the last step of my winter projects that included new carpeting, complete exhaust system removal, check, refinish and leak find/repair (manifold to transom). I thought about changing to just a machined alum. look for the pylon, but since my fly-high pole is black, along with most everything else in the boat, I just stripped, sanded, acid washed, primed, and painted it. I contemplated powder coating, but ended up just using the same gloss black high heat engine enamel I used on the heads, manifold etc. It has good build, dries very hard, and seems pretty durable. Was also going to knock some of the gloss off with some compound, but I just left it so far. We’ll see how it holds up.
INterior and motor looks great? Nice work.
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