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    Rupes blue vs foamed wool pad with Marine 31 compound and polish

    What would be a better all around pad for a a 5.5" G6? I'm asking because of friend wants to borrow my G6 to do the deck of his boat. Boat is in pretty good shape. Oxidation is on the light side if you even want to call it oxidation.

    It seems like the consensus from what I have read from Mike is the Rupes blue but I know how well wool works with my DeWalt rotary on the sides that it makes me wonder?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Rupes blue vs foamed wool pad with Marine 31 compound and polish

    If all a person has is the Griot's Garage 6" Random Orbital Polisher and they want to remove oxidation, then I would start with the RUPES wool pads and then finish with the RUPES blue foam pads.

    Cut and then polish

    Fibers are always MORE abrasive than foam.



    Start with these,

    4 each - 6 inch RUPES Coarse Blue Wool Polishing Pad
    6 inch RUPES Coarse Wool Polishing Pad


    Finish with these,

    4 each - 6 inch RUPES Coarse Blue Wool Polishing Pad
    Rupes 150 mm (6 inch) Blue Coarse Foam Pad


    Use this and have your friend thank me later,

    1 each - Marine 31 Captain’s One-Step Compound & Polish
    captains compound, one step boat compound polish, compound for black boat


    Then seal boat with either a sealant or a coating



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    Re: Rupes blue vs foamed wool pad with Marine 31 compound and polish

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Phillips View Post
    If all a person has is the Griot's Garage 6" Random Orbital Polisher and they want to remove oxidation, then I would start with the RUPES wool pads and then finish with the RUPES blue foam pads.

    Cut and then polish

    Fibers are always MORE abrasive than foam.



    Start with these,

    4 each - 6 inch RUPES Coarse Blue Wool Polishing Pad
    6 inch RUPES Coarse Wool Polishing Pad


    Finish with these,

    4 each - 6 inch RUPES Coarse Blue Wool Polishing Pad
    Rupes 150 mm (6 inch) Blue Coarse Foam Pad


    Use this and have your friend thank me later,

    1 each - Marine 31 Captainís One-Step Compound & Polish
    captains compound, one step boat compound polish, compound for black boat


    Then seal boat with either a sealant or a coating


    Mike,

    I have a 32 Regulator center console thatís 14yo . Iíve owned it since new. I typically do a two step each year with a diminishing compound and a polymer sealant. I have a wheel and will be buying a Supa BEAST this spring. Oxidation is pretty much only whatever happens from the previous seasons use of 8 months then it is wrapped to the chine for 4 months. Usually cut and polish with wool on the wheel with a diminishing compound and then hand seal. Iím not a pro but people call me nuts for the amount of time I put into making it look good.

    This year the hull sides and gunwale tops will get the typical 2 step but I would like to do a 3 step on the floor, t top, and the entire inside of the boat to remove some minor yellowing. Again Iíll be cutting and polishing with wool and sealing with the Sbeast and blue rupes.

    My questions for you are how many of the above pads would you recommend I have on hand for this as well as how many of the rupes course blue for sealing. Secondly, I would like to try the Menzerna marine products for the 3 step process on the interior but I donít see them listed on the site. Do you carry these?

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    Re: Rupes blue vs foamed wool pad with Marine 31 compound and polish

    PS Going to be doing this in sections on weekends.

    T top first
    Interior hull sides, console, and leaning post second
    Topside gunwales third
    Floor fourth
    Exterior hull sides last

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