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Old 10-22-2013, 04:49 PM
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:02 AM
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Will this work on black? Or are there more steps to get that mirror finish!
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:04 AM
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It will work on black just fine. 3M also has a 05713 polishing pad that is even finer than what I used. You could use the 05711 first and then go back over it with the 05713. That may even give you a better shine. 3M also make a black foam polishing pad, that may work well.
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:02 PM
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Did you use water at all? Just just yeh product straight on the boat?
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:29 PM
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Absolutely no water when using the compound or polish. The slightest bit of water will keep the compound or polish from doing its job.
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Old 10-31-2013, 10:25 AM
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Here is a very good article on reviving gelcoat. Pretty much follows what I did. I did learn a couple of things.
1) I mentioned in my original post that I used 3M-05928. I actually used 3M-35928. The 05928 is a true polish and the 35928 is a glaze. I called 3m and according to them the polish has more protectants but does not give the same wet look shine as the glaze. They both remove the same level of scratches and oxidation. What I learned is that if you have extreme MCOCD you could do Imperial Compound, Finesse-It polish, and then do Finesse-It glaze. 3M said that you could really skip the polish step and just go from compound to glaze. If your boat was really oxidized, it would probably be good to do the extra polish step.

2) I did not know about using a sealer after polishing, but before waxing. I am going to try that Starbrite product on my other boat this Spring and see how it does.

http://www.fiberglassics.com/restora...oring-gel-coat
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