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Old 05-22-2013, 07:41 AM   #11
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Hello every one. I am new to all this.
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I have had many boat over my life but my first love (1989 Mastercraft) needs so love.
Looks something like this?





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I purchased the Blackfire Flex Swirl remover kit to work on the newer one (2012) and some cars.
That's a great kit and a powerful and versatile tool...

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From what I have read and understand I need to get more power and use a rotary with wool or a hard cutting pad.
If you're trying to cut or chop off old, dead oxidized gel-coat then the fastest way is using a wool cutting pad on a rotary buffer with an aggressive compound.


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I don't do it for money but 4 years for different people working on my boats not one has made it look good.
Kind of the same sad story takes place in the car detailing world...

The problem is there's no type of certification to show, demonstrate or prove anyone that calls themselves a boat detailer actually knows what they are doing.


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I am not cheap and may be hard to please. I feel that with some more time and info I may be able to have the finish like the day I got them or better. Any info will be very nice.

The 2012 looked great with the kit but the 1989 needs more help with Ox on the black.

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Tim
Hmmm... a black gel-coat finish? Or partial finish? Something like this?





Since black tends to show any and all defects you'll probably want to cut the boat, that is remove the oxidation using an aggressive compound with a wool pad and rotary buffer but for the finishing steps switch over to the foam polishing pad and the SRC Compound and Polish for the last steps before sealing the gel-coat.

Here's a complete oxidation removal kit that includes the Flex PE14 Rotary Buffer as well as an aggressive compound and wool cutting pad plus a spur to help keep your pad clean plus more products you'll need to work through the process.


FLEX PE14-2-150 Marine 31 Boat Oxidation Removal Kit


The Flex PE14 is a lightweight, compact rotary buffer with a lot of power, it's my first choice for most buffing projects just because it doesn't tire me out...


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Old 05-23-2013, 11:13 PM   #12
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Yes that is my littel girl but she is black with tan. You have to love the late 80's early 90's. I will order the kit and see what I can do. It has to be better then what I have paid for in the past. If not then It can't cost me any more to get a respay. I will get some pic's of the before and after. Thank you for the info
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:16 PM   #13
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Also if you need the decals for the 89 I have the file.
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:33 AM   #14
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Yes that is my little girl but she is black with tan. You have to love the late 80's early 90's.

I will order the kit and see what I can do. It has to be better then what I have paid for in the past. If not then It can't cost me any more to get a respray.
Gel-coat, (pigmented polyester resin), isn't that complicated to buff out. Aggressive compounds do the heavy lifting to remove the oxidation and then it's up to the polishing steps to restore gloss and shine.

Be sure to switch over to foam pads for the polishing steps instead of the wool pad as the fibers in a wool pad tend to leave behind swirls regardless of any product you use.


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I will get some pic's of the before and after. Thank you for the info
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Looking forward to them already!


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Old 06-07-2013, 05:21 PM   #15
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I actually had to stop and come inside just to say how awesome the oxidation cleaner is! Just did one side of the hull and she looks like a mirror now. I'm anxious to see how well the gloss and color restorer adds to it
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I actually had to stop and come inside just to say how awesome the oxidation cleaner is! Just did one side of the hull and she looks like a mirror now. I'm anxious to see how well the gloss and color restorer adds to it

Good to hear and keep us updated...


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