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Old 08-24-2006, 06:55 AM
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I would skip your step two if that glaze is a swirl remover.

I would only use the compound if the cleaner won't remove the scratches. You might try a clay bar before the compound, keep it moist though.
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Old 08-24-2006, 10:09 AM
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I used the clay bar on a car with some overspray on it once. Wow, what a shine. $20 well spent IMO.
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Old 08-24-2006, 10:27 AM
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would it hurt to use meguiars boat polish and their glaze together???
on autos, they say you should use a polish then a glaze then a wax for the best possible shine on paint.... is gelcoat the same??
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Old 08-24-2006, 10:39 AM
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Will do. I'll check O'Reilly's first. You just can't argue with those pictures.
PepBoys carries Lexol products as well. I use their leather cleaner and conditioner on my seats in my vehicles..
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Old 08-24-2006, 10:57 AM
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Old 08-24-2006, 12:17 PM
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what proof? That'll take the wax off!!

Gel coat is not clear coated like most of the autos of today. So you need somthing to nourish, replenish the shine. cleaner, swirl remover - glaze, and wax, then you can polish on the wax with lambs wool...or one other method: ice cold water in a spray bottle, mist the surface you just waxed, and dry that off with a clean tee shirt or soft terry cloth towel. The cold water will islolate any wax residue left and you'll pull that off when you wipe it down - that's my last secret; old paints like my 87 944 turbo, the black paint was a SSE, single stage enamel. So after you put nutrients back into the paint, no matter how good and patient you are, you get a few streaks in the paint - cold water will eliminate those.
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Old 08-24-2006, 12:24 PM
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Bret, you got it down to a science! It's in the details, right?
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would it hurt to use both? a polish then a glaze, or will the glaze remove the polish? and thanks for the ice water tip, i gotta use that too!!
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Old 08-24-2006, 01:35 PM
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Harold, got a question: since your underwater gear is polished, does it hum like the 25th Limited Editions did? Mark Redmans boat started humming at 28mph and drove me nuts.

As long as I have time or make time to "apply" the science. I'm like you, I just like seeing it done right and looking at the results.

An extra step never hurt Doo, just don't get it to where you wear yourself out or you're going "damn, one more time" then it's not fun.
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Old 08-24-2006, 02:22 PM
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Harold, got a question: since your underwater gear is polished, does it hum like the 25th Limited Editions did? Mark Redmans boat started humming at 28mph and drove me nuts.

As long as I have time or make time to "apply" the science. I'm like you, I just like seeing it done right and looking at the results.

An extra step never hurt Doo, just don't get it to where you wear yourself out or you're going "damn, one more time" then it's not fun.

Yea, I polished my rudder first, then the prop and finally the fins and strut over 3 years. It wasn't until the fins were done did it whine at 28 to 34 mph. Most people thought, with the 25th Anniversary boats something was wrong with the transmission or something, till some of us who had the whine with the polished items, told MC what it was. Most of those boat owners never did keep the items polished, so the sound went away when the really got dull. Mine stop whining after 3 or 4 trips to the lake without polishing. It's something we just live with and learn to enjoy after 14 years, just be purrdy! Personally, I think it's neat, and you can't hear it outside the boat.
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