First, thanks for all the information! And yes, I have heard the message, prep is the key to a successful shine.
A few questions:
Do you use Zep on the front cap? My worst oxidation is actually on the vertical plastic molding strip that covers the seam between the front cap and the gelcoat wall. This is yellowed badly, will Zep help that or is there another solution? The rest of the gelcoat is just starting to oxidize after 2 summers in the Texas heat outside (previous owner).
The plan to work on it next week. The plan is:
1. Wash the rig again (just washed it this week)
2. Apply Meguiar's M4916 Marine/RV Heavy Duty Oxidation Remover using my drill with wool buffing pads doing small areas and wiping it off quickly.
3. Apply ZEP with sponge mop in small areas wiping it with wet cloth t-shirts (old ones) to prevent runs or streaks
4. Apply 4-6 coats
Small areas = 4' x 4' ... the length of my reach
Have any of you buffed with wool after Zep dries? Is that of any benefit?
Any comments or inputs on better ways are appreciated!!!!!
I keep the rig in covered storage (not inside) so I think that it should keep for a couple years with some maintenance.
Thanks to all who give me information and confidence to do it myself! This forum is the best!