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    Re: Aluminum Pontoon Boat - Before & After

    Wow Mike you did a lights out job as always.

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    Re: Aluminum Pontoon Boat - Before & After

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe@NextLevelDetail View Post

    Wow Mike you did a lights out job as always.

    After the test spots and doing one-side, a few day later I had a few guys to help do the other side.


    One thing for sure.... I'm not a huge fan of sanding and buffing out pontoon boats. In my opinion and as I state in my boat detailing book, it's a LOT easier and a LOT cleaner and a LOT faster to regularly maintain the aluminum on a pontoon boat then to let it go for years and then salvage it.


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    Re: Aluminum Pontoon Boat - Before & After

    So glad I got the book with the Marine 31 Kit. Been on stumble with a request I had today for polishing aluminum on a pontoon. Looks like a need Pontoon and Aluminum Cleaner
    Carry on Don
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    Re: Aluminum Pontoon Boat - Before & After

    With all of your experience to estimate time , and with the products you have noted above , with a catagory 3 how much time should I plan. Never polished pontoons before. 23 ft long.

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    Re: Aluminum Pontoon Boat - Before & After

    I just did this. Mine was a category 4. Acid wash. Wool pad/rotary/Marine31 aluminum polish. Then flex 3401/Lc Orange ccs/marine 31 aluminum polish

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    Re: Aluminum Pontoon Boat - Before & After

    What Acid Wash Products did you use and how were they applied?. You can also shoot me an email at d.j.pavlica@icloud.com

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    Re: Aluminum Pontoon Boat - Before & After

    For an acid wash I used a product from Flitz

    Flitz Industrial Strength Metal PreClean





    Be forewarned however that this will stain your driveway.

    I applied it then scrubbed the aluminum using a very coarse Scotchbrite pad and the acid wash, my elbow grease and the Scotchbrite pad chewed off a lot of what is called white rust.

    Then proceed to machine sand or buff whichever route you decide to go.


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    Re: Aluminum Pontoon Boat - Before & After

    Thanks for the info Mike. Pontoons are something I get hit up with all the time. Everyone wants the toons clean. Just noticed this was an old post I searched on. But still looks good.
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