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Old 11-28-2005, 03:58 PM   #1
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Our front and rear cap have lost their gloss and no amount of wax seems to bring the original luster back. Has anyone found a solution to this? Do I take the rig to a boat place and have the gel coat redone? Am I using the wrong wax? What gives?
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Old 11-28-2005, 03:58 PM   #2
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Our front and rear cap have lost their gloss and no amount of wax seems to bring the original luster back. Has anyone found a solution to this? Do I take the rig to a boat place and have the gel coat redone? Am I using the wrong wax? What gives?
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Old 11-29-2005, 02:34 PM   #3
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Your front and rear caps are probably suffering from oxidation. Find a good oxidation remover and try that. I had a 16 year old boat that had really bad oxidization on the hull. I found a product called Racers Edge. It works really well and restored the gel coat on my boat to nearly new. I bought the Racers Edge at a boat show. You can try a google search and see if you can find it on-line.
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Old 11-29-2005, 07:13 PM   #4
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Reply </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
3M Boat cleaning/polishing products may help. I've had a little luck using them and they are available at WalMart.
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Old 11-30-2005, 12:42 PM   #5
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There is a product called GelGloss. It is available at home depot - - purple can and is usually found in the plumbing department (Huh - - I know) by the fibreglass tubs and shower stalls. It was designed as a polish for gel coat for the boat industry. It is easiest used with a vibrating polisher unless you are really good with a buffer. It does have a light wax with it, but don't count on the wax lasting a long time. Spray cans, pint size or near gallon size cans. Much cheaper there than Camping World.
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Old 01-13-2006, 11:15 AM   #6
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Hi rhandley, I think this is what you might be looking for: http://www.poliglowproducts.com
Let me know if this helps...
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West Marine located everywhere close to the water has a product for about 55 dollars that is applied as a liquid. Similar to the home deport stuff I guess. Don't know the exact info on it. Seen it used on Ship Shape TV.

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Coastaldav, Look at my above post, The stuff west marine sells is it.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ZR1PETE:
Coastaldav, Look at my above post, The stuff west marine sells is it. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thats the stuff. They say its really good, but better than good its quick. I should try some on my 24ft Formula. Its been on the beach now for about 4 years. I should just sell the thing.

Mentioned above was the 3M Marine Products.
I use that on my fiver. It has more UV screening than any other wax and is made to be around salt water.

There are three differant products to use.

There is one that is only a Wax.

Another that is a Wax and Cleaner

and the other one is a Restorer and Wax combination that really works good for small areas. It has a light rubbing compound in it and wax. Work it out and wipe it off, Done.

I have the Part Numbers for each product in the Fiver that If I can remember I'll post them.

One application of just the WAX product lasted more than a year on my Sportsman that did not have a Cell Coat outter shell. Took two pint bottles to do the 35ft fiver.

My new fiver still has a good coating of something. I did one area with only wax product serval months ago and it still is slicker than what ever is on it now.

I'll have the entire fiver done with the WAX only before we hit the road in the srping.

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