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Old 03-26-2014, 09:58 AM
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Quick's Buffing project. 1991 190

Well I decided after one year of ownership it was time to really clean up the boat and start on all the things that have been bugging me. The first thing was to pull off all the old decals and pinstripe. The oxidation has to go.

I started buffing it with 3M Super Duty Rubbing Compound (05954) with a 3M 100% wool compounding pad and than 3M Perfect-It (06068) with a 3M foam pad. It made a huge difference but still not as good as I wanted it. So I took it up a notch and wetsanded the entire boat with 1200 grit and than cross sanded the boat again with 1500 grit.after that I want back with the Super Duty Compound and the Perfect it. That made a huge difference but lots of work. My shoulder was begging for me to stop after last weekend.

I put on a coat of carnuba wax I had laying around in the garage so I could store it and do some research on the best wax to use. So far, I am thinking I will use Collinite paste wax.

Here are some before pics with the decals removed. I will post some after pics once I get it waxed.

Still left to do.
1. Install new decals and pinstripe
2. Install new radio system. (Kyle's fault and lots of money spent)
3. Install 2nd battery and Blue Sea add a battery (so I don't have to paddle into shore)
4. Detail interior and enjoy until next winters projects. Which the list is already getting long.
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Old 03-26-2014, 10:00 AM
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Old 03-26-2014, 10:03 AM
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Want to get some opinions on the dock rash from PO. Is this something that you think can be sanded out or is this a Gelcoat repair. It did get much better with the 1200 and 1500 sandpaper. Wondering if I should go 800-1000-1200-1500 and see what happens or would I be spinning my wheels?
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Old 03-26-2014, 04:40 PM
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I used 600 grit wet sand paper with soapy water, not for the faint of heart and certainly go slow. You'd be surprised how thick that gel coat is. This worked for me, I had deep white scratches on my 91. Otherwise I also filled with touch up paint/gel coat and then 1500 grit Wet sanded the area with a wood block to remove all but in cracks. Not perfect but hardly noticeable.
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Old 03-26-2014, 06:26 PM
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Scratch looks sand able to me. 600, 800' 1200 then compound.
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Old 03-26-2014, 06:49 PM
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Scratch looks sand able to me. 600, 800' 1200 then compound.
Agreed. I had a couple scratches like that on my boat that came out very well.
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:24 PM
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That is definitely sandable, no gelcoat work needed for that. I agree with the others, start out with 600 and work up to 1500 grit. I sanded a couple of scratches out on my boat much deeper than that.
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Old 03-27-2014, 08:33 AM
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Thanks guys, going to give it a try this Sunday and see how it turns out. I will post some pics when it's done.
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Any new pics of work completed???
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