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Old 01-08-2002, 06:21 PM
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I used liquid glass on my Thunder and man was it nice. Smooth as a dancers bottom, but be very careful not to go up on the deck with just socks, you will be swimming.
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Old 01-08-2002, 06:47 PM
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i depends on how bad it is.. You could wetsand it, then wheel it out. I wetsand, the use 3M microfinishing compound, with a few other goodies, then some PPG swirl remover and color enhancer. Then two coats of mequiers gold class.... pretty simple
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3m is good, aquabuff works for everyday jobs and McGuiers (SP) is always great. Have used liquid glass and it worked awesome also. Most of it is in the tenique and skill of the guy using it. The guy who took 8 hrs of hard work probally had the best results regardless of what he used.
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http://www.dri-wash.com/ I like this stuff there metal polish works great on fibreglass. Cleans all the yellow slim from the lake without a power washer.
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Old 07-26-2005, 04:19 PM
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Default Re: Best Buffing Compound for Gelcoat?

I used to use Vertiglass and that brought it back for about half the summer. I ended up just painting to avoid that ordeal every year.
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Old 07-26-2005, 06:46 PM
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Maguiers One-Step compound #67 worked great on my boat, 3-m Micro-Cut does too, but I think the Maguiers did a little better at putting the oils back into the gel.

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i used liquid glass and works great but its not a wax so you have to come back with some sort of wax, it removes very light oxidation, 3M heavy one step is good for that.
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Buff Magic works really well.
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Vertiglass is a long process but I did use it to on my scarab and it seemed like it worked a lot longer than most stuff you don't have to do it as much but..... I also after one summer just ended up repainting the red stripe that was fading...
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3m is good, aquabuff works for everyday jobs and McGuiers (SP) is always great. Have used liquid glass and it worked awesome also. Most of it is in the tenique and skill of the guy using it. The guy who took 8 hrs of hard work probally had the best results regardless of what he used.
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BINGO !......I can make most any of them work.....Faded Gellcoat will NEVER stay nice in the sun. Scuff it & clearcoat it & it will last foreever or....Wax it constantly
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