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Old 09-17-2012, 11:12 PM
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Looking for a good cutting compound

Well looking to give the boat a full detail as the season is ending here very fast for me. Between ice hockey and soccer once school starts the boating season keeps getting shorter.

Looking for a good first step to cut into the gel, then maybe a polish, and wax. Looking for something possibly readily avaiable at a local shop, NAPA, Pepboys, Autozone, West Marine if possible. However if its got to be ordered its got to be ordered.

I had an issue with two boats that were bouncing around the lake over nite. No idea on the owners of the boats as they are still unclaimed. It's a canoe and a 12ft john boat so they may not even have one as they may be left over from a club/camp that closed and went bankrupt. Just left a couple small scuffs in the red gel i need to buff out.
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:35 PM
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Pick these three up from Auto Zone:

Mequiars Ultimate Liquid Compound followed by Mequiars #9 Swirl Remover and finished off with Meguiars #26 Liquid Carnuba. May need to color sand depending how deep the scuffs are.

Here's some pics of my PS 200 following this weekend's buffing:
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:59 PM
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If you have heavy oxidation, this worked great for me.

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/de...0468&ppt=C0209

Should be available most anywhere
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:06 AM
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Nope no oxidation at all I am religious with the wipe downs and use the Boat Bling Hot Sauce these days to finish her up from the weekend. The scuffs are really minor. They are like a surface scratch. Not into the gel, but the show discolor on the red Gelcoat. It's similar to what happens when you tow with a loose cover for couple hundred miles
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:24 AM
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I have a few swirl marks and light scuffs from boards on the back of the boat. I'm thinking about trying the performance boat candy polish and wax. Let us know what you use and some pics also if you can
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:57 AM
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I used the 3m Compound (purchased from Academy) and it did great with the small scratches. I did it by hand and was happy with the results but a buffer would've been better.

I followed it up with two coats of COLLINITE Fleetwax, Heavy Duty Paste and was amazed at the finish. You have to see it to believe the high gloss finish it leaves.

I wanted to try some of the boat candy products but didn't have time to wait on some products to arrive. If I ever compound the boat again I will give them a shot. You get a 20% discount when you use the code "wakeworld". I will say that I picked up some speed gloss (not used yet due to weather) and the vinyl conditioner and vinyl cleaner. The conditioner is awesome and the cleaner works great for touch ups and quick cleans. Star Brite vinyl polish is amazing for really nasty stuff when used with a good scrub pad. Sorry for the off topic tangent.
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:06 PM
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Thanks, sorry about the thread steal.
I have the Performance Boat Candy stuff also. The speed gloss is unreal, that is why I was wondering about their other stuff. The only crappy part is the expensive shipping to canada, the discount helps a little though
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:43 PM
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don't get marketed

I am always hesitant of products with super fancy names. The marketing people came up with it for a reason. Stay with the tried and true that the professionals would use. aka Meguirs or 3M I personally like 3m Perfect-It and Finesse-It for cutting and polishing respectively.

These are available from most auto parts stores
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:29 PM
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I ended up going meguires as the local spot was out of 3m. Got buddy who is ordering boat candy stuff tho for his 94 that could use a bit of work. See how it turns out
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:46 PM
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Gelcoat resurection

In our shop we brought back to life an extremely milky 84 S&S with this protocol. Wet sand 2000 grit, 3M heavy cut with wool bonnet, 3M Machine polish with foam pad, 3M Machine Glaze with foam pad and Collinite Paste wax by hand. Finish is as new.
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