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Old 06-29-2021, 02:49 PM   #1
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Gel Coat Finish Restore Recommendations

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I have a 2001 Monaco LaPalma with yellowed gelcoat that needs to be restored. I am looking for recommendations for a product I can apply myself. If you have had good success with a product, I would appreciate your input. Thank You!
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I would recommend using BOSS™ FAST CORRECTING CREAM by Griot's Garage.

With their Orange Pad and their G9 Random Orbital Polisher.

Watch their videos on how to apply.
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Old 06-29-2021, 06:13 PM   #3
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I might go check out some marinas and see what they have to say and maybe look at some boating forums. This is not an unusual issue for boaters. Another place to look for stuff might be West Marine, Griots Garage sells good stuff but it tends to be on the pricey side. Whatever you do it's going to involve some sort of rubbing compound and a buffer. Be careful with the buffers you can scorch the gel coat if you spend too much time in one spot. Good luck.
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Old 06-29-2021, 06:35 PM   #4
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Thank You! I will check their website out.
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Old 06-30-2021, 09:04 AM   #5
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Gelcoat can be fun to work with. While the Boss is no doubt a great product and you can't go wrong with Griot's Garage products. Look for dedicated gel coat polishes.

Such as:

As an old bodyman I made the mistake of using my old school knowledge and bought Menzerna's 2400 to polish my Class C with. While the results are great, they could have been better had I researched Menzerna's line better beforehand.

Here is what 150 hours of polishing and new stripes accomplished:

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I only did a single-stage, mid-grade polish. When what I should have used was their gel coat 1 step product. I went through 2 wool pads as well.

After I finished the new stripes I ceramic coated the wholes rig. The whole front and from the "belt line" down got 2 coats, the rest got only one coat of ceramic.

Nothing requires scrubbing to wash off anymore. Just a quick wipe with the wash wand and lambswool pad. Even bugs that were left on for 3500 miles and 3 weeks, just pushed off.
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