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Old 09-07-2004, 09:21 AM
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Best Fiberglass Restorer - Wax Type or Glass Coat?

I've heard mixed things, and I was just wondering what everyone's opinions were on these types of products? The easy-to-apply wipe on products that coat your boat with a glass-like film, or the waxes/rubbing compound products that you buff?

Obviously the wipe on products are easy to apply, but how do they look?
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Old 09-07-2004, 09:43 AM
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I've heard mixed things, and I was just wondering what everyone's opinions were on these types of products? The easy-to-apply wipe on products that coat your boat with a glass-like film, or the waxes/rubbing compound products that you buff?

Obviously the wipe on products are easy to apply, but how do they look?

from my understanding, the glass-coat stuff looks great. then after a season or to, it starts to wear off, and it's impossible to remove to re-apply. DON'T DO IT!!!

go with a rubbing compound, the protect with a good wax.
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Old 09-07-2004, 10:04 AM
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That's what I was thinking, H2O. Looks like 3M has a few good products. Thanks for the advice.
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Old 09-07-2004, 10:07 AM
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I called the factroy not too long ago and this was one of the things I asked. For a compound, they like 3m industrial marine grade buffing compound, and to seal it, they like 3m finesse it or meguires mirror glaze.
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Old 09-07-2004, 10:50 AM
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I am going to try this stuff this winter:

http://www.properautocare.com/gelcomakitfo1.html

This is suppose to be the finest sealer/wax for fiberglass gelcoats. It is designed specifically for boats. The guy I talked to said this same formula was used on the molds of most manufactures so you know its got to last.

I'll let you know what I think once I have a chance to use it.
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Old 02-20-2005, 08:43 PM
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I am going to try this stuff this winter:

http://www.properautocare.com/gelcomakitfo1.html

This is suppose to be the finest sealer/wax for fiberglass gelcoats. It is designed specifically for boats. The guy I talked to said this same formula was used on the molds of most manufactures so you know its got to last.

I'll let you know what I think once I have a chance to use it.
I bought this kit in December along with an orbital buffer and got around to using it all this weekend. The kit comes with everything: 3 pads for compounding, 3 applicators, 3 terri cloths, a wire brush, cleaner for the pads, spray bottle, sealer and compound, plus detailed instructions. It was really easy to use and I thought it did a great job I highly recommend it. My boat sits outside and it's black so it is real easy for it to get chalky. I pulled off the pinstripes Friday and did the rest today. I also got an Ultra Metallic MC and WRSB decal for the stern. I think it contrasts really well with the black.
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Old 02-20-2005, 08:53 PM
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Here is the new decal:
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Old 02-20-2005, 08:54 PM
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Here is before I took off the striping and before the restoration kit.
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Old 02-20-2005, 08:56 PM
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Old 02-20-2005, 09:08 PM
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Nice job Brian. That looks great!! Sure worth doing when it turns out like that.

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