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Old 01-14-2010, 06:31 PM
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Install an extra bilge pump!!!

I don't have the correct method to fill those holes, but I couldn't resist a small attempt at humor. Someone will surely be along with the proper method.
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Old 01-14-2010, 06:38 PM
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HAHAHA Mr.MC can I use yours out of your boat a see if they both would keep me from going under? LOL
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Old 01-14-2010, 06:44 PM
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Well here is the new plan on the boat. I wetsanded the boat today and I didn't get feed back from that. So I ended up taking some 500 and wetsanded one spot on the drivers side. Then I took some clear and sprayed it over it and it did do the job I am looking for. Here are some pic's of before and after. This is the only way I can bring it back to life without repanting the boat a diffrent color.
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:05 PM
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Looks great! How well will the clear hold up?
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:23 PM
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HAHAHA Mr.MC can I use yours out of your boat a see if they both would keep me from going under? LOL
I have both a battery and a bilge pump you are welcome to but their only value would be for ballast. Good work on the boat.

I haven't worked much on getting the gelcoat back to life on my boat yet, but there are quite a few threads on here where guys took quite a bit of time working from coarse to extremely fine while working on returning the original shine. Don't know if you have gone through any of the old threads yet but I suspect if you continued wetsanding to a much finer grit or used some compound following the wetsanding you should get the shine you are looking for without a clearcoat. Just passing along some of the info I have read on this site - not from any firsthand experience. Keep up the good work.
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:51 PM
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Thanks Sodar, It should hold up real good that is 5 coats of clear on it to bring it what you see. I could spray more on and make it look deeper but 5 is the magic number.
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Thanks Mr.MC for the offer but I have the ballast coverd with all the holes lol.

I worked on it almost all afternoon wet sanding and trying everything I could all diffrent grits to bring it back and all it was doing is cutting the metalic down and I didnt like that. so I left it at that. I mixed the clear and went to it. I like the way it came out.The shine is better that what I though. I will have to keep up on when I am done using it at the end of the day to keep it looking good.
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Yea, I have heard the same thing... Asked a guy I work with about bringing the shine back to my trailer fenders (they are metallic gel coat also). He said the best way he knows of keeping the shine from going away is to wet sand them down (as you have) and then apply lots of clear coat (as you have). Looks good!
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:52 PM
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Thank you JLeuck64, I have been worikng in the body shop for years next to my Dad. I had asked him what should be done and he said to clear it to keep it looking right. But your guy was right the more you sand the more it cuts the metallic flake down and it will mess it all up.You can clear it alot untill you can almost reach in and grab the flake out. But dont get me wrong if I knew I couldnt bring it back it would have been repainted by now. I am going to give it my all and make it look nice and keep it gleaming in the sun just like the day it came off the line.

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Old 01-15-2010, 01:33 PM
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I started to wetsand off the stars today they are painted on. I also wetsanded the clear I sprayed lastnight and polishied to a better than new finish. All the flake is looking great.

Tim from the drop down platform kit emailed me today. What a wonderful guy he is. Tim is going to make a trip out the my shop and see what I have and how to get the setup to work on my boat. I cant wait to see what it is going to look like with the teak deck and the drop down on it.

With the teak deck has anyone cut there's to make it fit on there boat? I have to cut mine on the back side in order for it to fit. I did draw a line on it where it need's to be cut with the old glass deck should I just trimm little by little off untill it fits right?
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