View Full Version : Removing Swirls from gelcoat

05-17-2017, 09:02 PM
During the day with the sun out the boat looks fine. the hull color is a pale blue, it has a decent refection and is smooth and clean but put the spot light on it and you really see all the swirls. My guess is if I can remove the swirls I should be able to get the mirror like reflection Ive been looking for. What are the steps you would take to begin to correct these swirls? I assume cut with wool pad, but do you polish with a wool pad or something else? Same goes with waxing stick with wool or something else?

heres what I am working with

https://scontent.fzty1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18485777_10203266859108202_6152317771893120104_n.j pg?oh=388ac41b742ba8d05d96175fa453ad7c&oe=59B893B1
https://scontent.fzty1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18447610_10203266859628215_509167098684128541_n.jp g?oh=e2a0aacd08fa32e653320a28b4ce7608&oe=59BCA7AE
https://scontent.fzty1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18557006_10203266859668216_4758363317273315651_n.j pg?oh=45b3705971ca811a96914a2a8ec70019&oe=59B9D28F

05-24-2017, 08:08 PM
My boat looked the similar when I first picked it up. Looked shiny but once under light you could tell it was a quick rotary buff to make it look presentable for sale. I spent a bit of time using a Dewalt 849 with a wool pad and Marine 31 product. Ended up finishing with a black foam pad and the holograms had disappeared. I only have 16 feet of boat to deal with .

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