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    Re: Gelcoat Polish Question - Removed swirls but also deep gloss? - Pics

    I also had the issue of the Finesse it being cloudy with an orbital. It never looked like I was expecting it too. I ended up using a Schlegel wool pad with 3M medium cut then the Finesse it. I had to use a rotary at 2200 speed to get the shine I wanted. After the wool pad I used the Schlegel SHL-275C wool pad to buff it out. Make sure you have no oxidation for this 2 step to work.

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    Re: Gelcoat Polish Question - Removed swirls but also deep gloss? - Pics

    This post is long overdue, but I finally got around to doing a substantial part of the boat with the Captain's One Step Compound and Polish. I used the Griots G9 and the blue coarse Rupes pads as recommended by Mike and I gotta say, really good results and very easy. No wool pad. No wet sand. Very simple. Pretty easy to wipe off as well. I am sold. Yes, it is a little expensive, but quite worth it in my opinion. Now if only the water hadn't disappeared in CA.

    BTW, really like the Griots G9....such a better experience compared to the PC7424.

    Thanks Mike!
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    Re: Gelcoat Polish Question - Removed swirls but also deep gloss? - Pics

    Just wanted to add that I found somewhere else that Mike is now using the Buff n shine blue coarse pads since Rupes discontinued the old ones in case anyone is wondering.

    Also just compared Rupes wool pad and then blue coarse vs just the blue coarse pad. The gelcoat is in pretty good shape so there wasn't much difference. However one could tell there was a bit more depth when using the wool pad first. Just purchased some of the captains coating as well and will be finishing it with that...hoping it will last a while being the boat is stored dry and only used in freshwater. Time will tell.
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