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Old 10-13-2015, 05:15 PM
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88 Tristar getting a little love..

So i've decided to keep the tristar, but gonna be doing the carpet and some other little things to clean her up.. The previous owner had the seats done, but skipped the carpet.. So I'll have to fight that. Just started getting a buffing kit together and hope I can bring back some of the finish.. Most of the pinstripe is also very beat, so im gonna remove it and see how it looks under.. I'd like to leave it off completely.. but we will see how bad the sun fade is..


Any advice, or ideas to bring her back to life would be great.. Thanks!
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Old 10-14-2015, 12:46 AM
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Nice! Same colors as my former TStar. What's been added to the port side of the hull at the bow?

If you decide to do the carpet there is good thread here http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ad.php?t=25989
I did mine and would be happy to add further info.
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Old 10-14-2015, 07:08 AM
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What kind of buffing kit do you have? I have a Porter Cable 7424XP with 5.5" Lake Country CCS pads that has been doing a pretty decent job. I know there is better stuff out there, but it works.

I have had decent luck with 3M Marine Restorer and wax with my Tristar, which was way more oxidized than yours, judging by the pics.

http://www.autogeek.net/3m-marine-restorer-wax.html

Now, each year, I use Collinite Fiberglass Boat Cleaner
http://www.autogeek.net/fiberglass-boat-cleaner.html

followed by Collinite Fiberglass Boat Wax
http://www.autogeek.net/boat-wax--925.html

Good luck!
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Old 10-14-2015, 06:03 PM
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Deck

Where did you get the Mastercraft logo material on the deck?? Would like to put something similiar on mine
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Old 10-14-2015, 06:09 PM
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This will be a great thread to watch. Love the colors and am anxious to see them come back to life. If you get as far as LED trailer lights, tires and/or wheels. I would be happy to get you some pricing options.
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Old 10-15-2015, 02:12 PM
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That is the SeaDeck product. Quite expensive and I don't think they can do the MasterCraft logo anymore. Everyone raves about the quality of it, though.
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Old 10-20-2015, 04:45 PM
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This will be a great thread to watch. Love the colors and am anxious to see them come back to life. If you get as far as LED trailer lights, tires and/or wheels. I would be happy to get you some pricing options.
Already emailed you about my carb and tire package! Thanks! hopefully get the carb off maybe tomorrow or the weekend..
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Old 10-20-2015, 04:48 PM
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So after some searching on the site I went and grabbed the 3m decal remover thing, works just as everyone says.. hopefully it'll last and I wont need to grab another one.

When i start buffing the boat will it get rid of this line that is left? Also, a side note.. It is rather easy to leave a burn mark.. Lesson learned really fast.. And I was happy to see the man in brown today! (perfect pass came in!)
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Old 10-20-2015, 10:18 PM
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Already emailed you about my carb and tire package! Thanks! hopefully get the carb off maybe tomorrow or the weekend..
Sorry about that.......it's hard to keep track of screen names, emails and peoples names.

Looking forward to some more carb work. Doing a Holley from a '57 T-Bird right now.
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Old 10-21-2015, 01:51 AM
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I was happy to see the man in brown today! (perfect pass came in!)
Where'd you buy your Perfect Pass? I'm looking for one for my 89 TriStar. Having hard time finding a deal!
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