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Old 09-08-2014, 03:56 AM
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1992 prostar

Hi guys. Ive recently started looking to upgrade my 1991 prostar. I had my heart set on a 30th anniversary. After receiving numerous pictures from the seller it was apparent that the boat was in a condition that reflected its price. The owner was keen to rectify the issues or adjust his price accordingly, my 91 with 1300 hours was in better condition than a 98 with 400 hours.

After viewing a couple of other 98 and 99 models at a dealer I decided to stick with my 91, well until I saw this.

Its a 1992 with Mc trailer, tsunami tower, heater, propane conversion, closed water cooling, standard transmission. The guy I got it from has owned it since 2002. It has been used in salt water but the usual bits that seem to suffer are ok.

I spent saturday removing the tower and decals. Im going to start buffing the hull when the 3m arrives!

My original idea was just to buff the hull, tidy up the trailer and replace the decals. The interior wasn't really an issue as I planned to take the boat to a lake we ski on in france and leave it there to save myself the 2000 mile round trip towing the boat come holiday season. However after seeing pictures of cloaked's on here im tempted to sell my 91 and go the whole hog!

Any advice would be appreciated. Its sad to see a boat like this end up in this state. Hopefully as budget and time allows I may be able to restore it to its former glory.
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Old 09-08-2014, 09:45 AM
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looks like a nice project - not too much bad - keep the pictures coming!
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Old 09-08-2014, 03:25 PM
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There are some great youtube videos - the one area of gel will require some work but you should be able to fill and feather it in.

Nice that its black there anyhow. Oxidization on the bow may go either way - I'd probably be wetsanding it aggressively in the worst spots first just to see if I can clean them up. If so - then I'd continue to wet sand it out, and then buff/polish.

If the vinyl isn't very cracked I'd look into using a vinyl dye/finisher- or having the vinyl professionally sprayed.
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Old 09-08-2014, 05:38 PM
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Well I spent the afternoon buffing! Ive got to say the 3m fast cut is great. The bow has polished up great, it may need another pass over though. There's still a little hazing where the decals used to be but I'm pleased so far. There are a few deeper marks that I think will require wet sanding. Any advice on this?
I'm not sure whether to get rid of the tower. We do wakeboard but I think it spoils the look of the boat.

The interior is my biggest concern. The vinyl is not ripped but the stitching on the engine box has separated. The p.o had some re upholstery done to the seat bases but its grey, the rest of the interior is so faded I cant tell what colour it should be. Vinyl dye will have to be the way to go for now. Ive seen some good results on here using it.

Hopefully I will finish buffing tomorrow, I can see how people get mcocd.... mines creeping in!
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Old 09-08-2014, 06:35 PM
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No pics - soooo it's not polished lol.. dems da rules..
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Old 09-10-2014, 04:13 PM
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Firstly I want to apologise for the picture quality.... my camera on my phone is scratched really badly. I dread to think how bad it will look on a larger screen.
Ive also taken a couple of the holes left by the tower, there is also some stress cracking. Whats the best way to repair these? Is it possible?
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Old 09-10-2014, 05:04 PM
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stress cracks must be ground out with a dremel tool and then filled gel coat... the black will be hard to match due to fading... practice in an inconspicuous spot first.
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Old 09-10-2014, 05:12 PM
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Can you recommend a supplier for the materials to repair it?
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Old 09-10-2014, 05:30 PM
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http://www.iboats.com/Boat-Parts-Acc...n_id.121303763

is a supplier of gel coat.
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here's how another prepped for gel repair...
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