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    Re: Polishing aluminium outriggers

    I've done some more research on this and it appears it's not so straight forward... from what I can figure out, depending on whether the Aluminum (note, I've changed the spelling for the US side of...
  2. Re: Gelcoat Polish Question - Removed swirls but also deep gloss? - Pics

    I ordered a couple of blue Rupes cutting pads and Mike kindly sent some Captains Compound for me to try with them. Captains Compound is a one step compound and polish.

    The blue Rupes pads are...
  3. Re: Polishing gelcoat makes it go dull - what am I doing wrong?

    I ordered a couple of blue Rupes cutting pads and Mike kindly sent some Captains Compound for me to try with them. Captains Compound is a one step compound and polish.

    The blue Rupes pads are...
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    Polishing aluminium outriggers

    Hi, I wonder if anyone has a tip for polishing aluminium outriggers or the aluminium on tuna towers come to that. They're dull and in some areas even chalky looking.

    I've tried collinite metal...
  5. Re: Gelcoat Polish Question - Removed swirls but also deep gloss? - Pics

    It is very much appreciated that you do share your knowledge and experience. I've learned a lot already and have only been on the forum a short while so thank you for that :dblthumb2:

    Those Mirka...
  6. Re: Gelcoat Polish Question - Removed swirls but also deep gloss? - Pics

    It's very much appreciated that you do share your knowledge and experience. I've got a hell of a lot out of it and I've only been on the forum for a short while so thanks :dblthumb2:

    Those Mirka...
  7. Re: Polishing gelcoat makes it go dull - what am I doing wrong?

    Following some northerly winds yesterday, the air quality was very good and with a bright sun, I had an opportunity to inspect the boat carefully. I could clearly see that the texture of the gelcoat...
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    Re: Coating/Protectant for EVA Foam mats

    Thats interesting... it's good to hear its served its purpose of protecting the paintwork for 2 years but not infallible to the effects of micro scratching. Then again it shows you how hard it cures...
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    Re: Coating/Protectant for EVA Foam mats

    I've heard back from my ceramics contact who advised that coating the EVA mat with ceramic would work. You'll find vinyl ceramic on this link...

    Vinyl Ceramic Coating | Protect Your Vinyl Cushions
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    Re: Coating/Protectant for EVA Foam mats

    How have the cars worked out, how long has the ceramic been on and are they still protected?
  11. Re: Gelcoat Polish Question - Removed swirls but also deep gloss? - Pics

    I would've thought you have the right approach if that boat isn't that bad. There's so much advice knocking around in this business that you've definitely got to be selective about what you take on....
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    Re: Coating/Protectant for EVA Foam mats

    Hi Suke, I've e-mailed him so might have an answer soon. I've seen posts on the forum about ceramic being snake oil etc, but I figure these are people who haven't seen it in action. I've seen it on...
  13. Re: Polishing gelcoat makes it go dull - what am I doing wrong?

    ha exactly, I get the feeling they weren't aware, hopefully they've fix it so it becomes available now
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    Re: Coating/Protectant for EVA Foam mats

    You might be able to use a ceramic formulated for vinyl on that. It wouldn't last forever but I wouldn't be surprised if you got very good protection for a whole season at least. I'd say longer,...
  15. Re: Polishing gelcoat makes it go dull - what am I doing wrong?

    I e-mailed Mike because the boat detailing one is missing from the above links and when you do find it elsewhere on this site, it says discontinued, so I can't actually find anywhere I can buy it...
  16. Re: Gelcoat Polish Question - Removed swirls but also deep gloss? - Pics

    What part are they recommending you to wet sand, all of it or just the part that has dulled due to use with a soft pad?

    If it's not too oxidised and chalky then I'd be inclined to experiment on...
  17. Re: Gelcoat Polish Question - Removed swirls but also deep gloss? - Pics

    Yes, exactly the frosted appearance I experienced but to the point that there was no shine at all, just completely dull. I think the only thing that will bring it back is wet sanding. Since then,...
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    Flybridge roof is difficult to polish up

    I have a client with Bertram which has a solid roof/cover on the flybridge. The boat has been polished and it came up beautiful apart from the underside of the roof. It looks like gelcoat but it...
  19. Meguires Hybrid Ceramic on Gelcoat... is this an option?

    I have a new client who's picking up a brand new 42' Boston Whaler soon. So that we get off on the right foot, I've been considering different products for protection. His last Whaler which was 3...
  20. Re: Polishing gelcoat makes it go dull - what am I doing wrong?

    Excellent reply Mike, thank you very much.

    I went back to the boat yesterday armed with a hard, yellow, Lake Country foam pad, (it's their cutting version). I tried it in various places and near...
  21. Re: Polishing gelcoat makes it go dull - what am I doing wrong?

    Thank you Dano, perhaps I was going a bit fast with the Orbital. I had the impression that Orbitals were more forgiving than a Rotary. I'll look into the blue finishing wool pads, but I'm really...
  22. Polishing gelcoat makes it go dull - what am I doing wrong?

    Polishing gelcoat makes it go dull - what am I doing wrong?




    I'm fairly new to polishing boats and hit upon a curios problem. I'm hoping that some of your experience might throw some light...
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