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Old 01-18-2013, 09:32 AM
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Remove oxidized fading

The last person that owned my boat must have had the back facig the sun as their is slight lightenig of paint in a couple areas.

How do I get that back to normal and looking good as the rest of boat color and paint is perfect?
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:48 AM
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We discuss this about once a month. A search for oxidation removal will get you lots of results.

Here is a link to my method with some results pics. I've used it on multiple boats with the same results.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...light=compound

here is another

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...light=compound

and here is my 1985 Restoration thread that also talks about gel refinishing with photos

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ht=restoration
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:50 AM
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my '91 ps190 was the same way, except the transom was severally oxidized.... wetsanded and waxed it right back to normal color....

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Old 01-18-2013, 09:51 AM
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http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...=polish&page=7 post #70 talks about what owner did to restore gel finish. Also in this thread..

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ad.php?t=12550

many others in Appearance and restoration thread.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:53 AM
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my '91 ps190 was the same way, except the transom was severally oxidized.... wetsanded and waxed it right back to normal color....

Love the sand paper storage slots...
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:10 AM
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Love the sand paper storage slots...
it works

I did something way different than a bucket of water and sandpaper....
I built my own contraption like this and as I was sanding with my right hand, I was holding the poly tubing above the sandpaper with my left hand... kept the sandpaper a lot cleaner and it had plenty of bite.


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Old 01-18-2013, 10:32 AM
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Here's a decent 3M product video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ys4vfC7kNr4
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:37 AM
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Here's a decent 3M product video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ys4vfC7kNr4
wow! you can hear the grit in that stuff he put on with the cloth!
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used 3M rubbing compound and 3M finesse-it polish with a variable speed buffer. Before and after photos. It takes time, patience and your arms will be sore but so worth it in the end.
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used 3M rubbing compound and 3M finesse-it polish with a variable speed buffer. Before and after photos. It takes time, patience and your arms will be sore but so worth it in the end.
my oxidation was worse, the shadowing contrast about the same, and I think my results came out a little better.... plus, I was able to wetsand out a couple of dings....
but, digital pics and computer screen don't look life real life.
I'm very happy with mine, as I'm sure you are also
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