Originally Posted by Mike.Phillips@Autogeek
If it's a gel-coat finish then you will see color or pigment come off when you cut the oxidation off using a compound. This pigment won't hurt anything and is normal.
Thanks Mike that is what I was concerned about. Thank you for clearing that up for me.
Had oxidation on the back corners near the swim platform, and halfway up the left hull from where it used to be drystacked.
I started today with the Porter Cable and Megs #50 One Step Cleaner Wax on LC Green CCS Pad. After applying, letting dry to a haze, and removing I was unsatisfied with the results. Still didn't have very much clarity, or reflection.
Decided to just suck it up and go three step:
1) Porter Cable with Megs #49 Heavy Oxidation Remover by LC Purple Foam
2) Porter Cable with Megs #45 High Gloss Polish by LC Green Polishing Pad
3) Porter Cable with Megs #56 Pure was by LC Blue Finess Pad
I will say I was very happy with how all of the Meguiars Products were easy to apply, and buff off afterwards. Worked the Oxidation Remover, and Polish until the product started to dissappear and it buffed right off. Applied the wax evenly, let it dry to a haze, and came right off.
I added before and after pictures below. The after picture is after correction, but before adding the wax. It added significantly more luster, and depth. Will add more later.