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Old 10-26-2006, 01:19 PM
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I'm in the process of buffing the gel coat right now, finished the front deck and starboard side hull last night. Going to do some more today. I'll post before and after pics here when its done.

I'm using the properboatcare.com kit pictured here and bought a Vector circular buffer from them as well. It's working great and real easy with the circular buffer. Thanks to Bump for giving me info and inspiration: http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/sh...hlight=orbital

BTW, anybody know of a good cleaner that will easily remove pinstripe tape residue? I tried alcohol and nail cleaner remover and some old car bug and tar remover, but it's not working too easily, the stuff just gums up and still sticks to the hull.
Try the "Ultra Citrus" Orange air freshener in the pump can from walmart. We used it for removing shelf tape all of the time.
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Old 10-28-2006, 08:59 PM
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Finally finished buffing and waxing the gel coat today. Here are a few more pics.

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Old 10-28-2006, 09:00 PM
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I'll be talking to a graphics guy next week about new "Prostar 190" decals
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Old 10-28-2006, 09:01 PM
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As you can see, I still need to replace the pinstriping. I need to paint my air vents still and put them back on. And I'm going to replace the rubrail insert.
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Old 10-29-2006, 01:37 PM
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Wow, it looks great- nice job!

Id love to hear how hard it is to redo the pinstriping when you get to it. Im afraid if I were to redo mine it would be hard to keep straight and end up looking wavy.
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Old 10-29-2006, 03:06 PM
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Thanks for the tip Brian. I'll get a good paste wax instead. Any recommendations? How about Meguiars?
Meguiars is good wax, but I'm not sure I'd give up on sealants.

Sealants vs wax

The stuff BriEOD is talking about sounds like a hassle indeed, but consider RejeX - I've been pretty impressed with it on my boat, applying it after scrubbing the old wax off with Slimy Grimy. It definitely simplifies getting water spots off the gelcoat.
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Old 10-29-2006, 03:51 PM
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The boat looks great!! Nothing quite like sweat equity. When are you going to get to those fenders??

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