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Old 06-20-2013, 09:21 PM
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I don't know where you guys get all the time and ambition. I finally got around to giving some attention to the gelcoat. Boat was quite oxidized when I bought it, but looks better now. I have plans to replace the trailer bunks soon and I will use that opportunity to finish the areas behind the fenders.

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Old 06-20-2013, 09:28 PM
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Continued to clean it up with Totally Awesome/water/303 combo. Also cleaned out the observer seat "junk drawer" and rearranged stuff in the storage unit to get ready for Saturday morning.
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:36 PM
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I don't know where you guys get all the time and ambition. I finally got around to giving some attention to the gelcoat. Boat was quite oxidized when I bought it, but looks better now. I have plans to replace the trailer bunks soon and I will use that opportunity to finish the areas behind the fenders.

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cuz...it's a disease my friend....
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:52 PM
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I don't know where you guys get all the time and ambition. I finally got around to giving some attention to the gelcoat. Boat was quite oxidized when I bought it, but looks better now. I have plans to replace the trailer bunks soon and I will use that opportunity to finish the areas behind the fenders.

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Sledge, looks great! I'm about to do the same to mine. What products did you use to get it looking that good?
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:14 PM
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Sledge, looks great! I'm about to do the same to mine. What products did you use to get it looking that good?
Thanks for the compliment Tateau18.

I thoroughly washed the boat. I the used the Porter Cable with a light cut pad and the Meguiar's Oxidization Remover. I did this twice on some areas. I followed that up with a polishing pad on the Porter Cable and the Meguiar's Cleaner Wax. I then applied the Scotchguard Marine Liquid Wax by hand and removed by hand. I was not happy here as I was able to see swirls from when I applied the wax. Not sure what was happening there. I reapplied the Scotchguard on two test spots by hand and removed one area by hand and the other with the Craftsman orbital and a terrycloth bonnet. The machine won. I reapplied the Scotchguard to the entire boat by hand, removed with the orbital and terrycloth bonnet, then lightly went over it again with a microfiber bonnet on the orbital to finish removing any wax residue or wax swirls.

It probably could have used a light wet sanding but I was not too confident doing that. I hope that I can keep the oxidization at bay with the polish and the Porter Cable each spring and two coats of wax per year. Time will tell.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:18 PM
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cuz...it's a disease my friend....
Yes, MCOCD. If I didn't have so many other interests competing for time and money, I could see myself getting out of hand!
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:21 PM
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Spent the day doing trailer maintainance. Wondered why I had put this off for so long. Spent 6 hours but got the tires replce , brake system flushed , bearing oil changed then pulled the calipers and cleaned and lubricated the slides and pins. Long day but it's all done now.......
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:06 PM
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Tighten up hose clamps in motor compartment put a little grease on and wiped everything down for tomorrows outing with the wife should be a good weekend
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:54 PM
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I don't know where you guys get all the time and ambition. I finally got around to giving some attention to the gelcoat. Boat was quite oxidized when I bought it, but looks better now. I have plans to replace the trailer bunks soon and I will use that opportunity to finish the areas behind the fenders.

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Your efforts really paid off. Great looking boat.
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:56 PM
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Spent the day doing trailer maintainance. Wondered why I had put this off for so long. Spent 6 hours but got the tires replce , brake system flushed , bearing oil changed then pulled the calipers and cleaned and lubricated the slides and pins. Long day but it's all done now.......
Not exciting work, but definitely necessary. What tires did you go with?
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