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Old 05-04-2011, 06:06 PM
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I use the same wool pad for compound and finesse it II. Just use a screwdriver and few RPM's to remove dried, old product. IMO foam pad is better using Finesse it II, though! Sometimes the wool pad and Finesse it II can leave swirl marks

A product I really like is Meguiars compound #105. It is awesome, like compound and finesse it II in one! 3M compound cuts better. 3M might be better for your application!?!!!!
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Old 05-04-2011, 09:34 PM
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^agreed...Meguiars #105 cut compound works sweet on gel-coat...a foam pad will be cleaner to buff with. less dust and no wool fibers flying around making a dusty mess
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:40 PM
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Yeah I dont think mine is going to come back to a good shine. The gell is pretty much gone on the sides. The bow looks awesome though.The previous owners neglected to wax and take care of such a buet. I will post some final pics this weekend. Thanks for all the tips guys.
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:46 AM
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Lots of work but worth it. It could still look better I think.
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:53 AM
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Any bigger pics?
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Old 05-24-2011, 04:20 PM
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Anyone had any trouble with the 3M finesse it polish getting into pits. I have alot of white polish left in little pits, chips, dings. What can be used to clean this off? I have already waxed the boat and have it on the lift.
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:38 PM
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Here is what im starting with. I read most of the threads on this subject but still always can use more info.. 1985 has 370 hours been under dock its whole life but subjected to florida sun.. sorry about the bad pic ... Sides are kinda chalky to the touch going to start buffing and polishing .. What Would everyones opinions be for first steps and products to get going with ? because everyones finishes starting out are different.
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:03 PM
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Hit it with the Heavy Duty compound first. That doesn't look to bad to me. High quality wool pad with a circular polisher. The compound will leave it a bit hazy but you should be able to tell if it is going to give you results you need.

If you have some bad areas 1000 wet sand in one direction then compound.

If you have some scratches 600 wet sand then 1000 then compound.

The 3M Super Duty compound will remove 1000 grit scratches so no need to wet sand finer than that.

I have done some nasty oxidized boats and only needed a couple of passes with the compound to bring them back.

Follow up with some Finesse It II polish then your favorite carnuba wax.
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:29 PM
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Perfect thanks ... can you send the link to the orbiter you use found it once but lost the thread..
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:29 PM
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I personally have a Makita BO6040. It is a random orbit and also has a forced circular mode. Great machine for projects like this which require more than just a random orbit machine.
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