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Old 05-12-2019, 12:44 PM
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What’s everyone recommending for buffing and waxing these days...? I did some research and it looked like fountain of youth...?

Targeting a full detail next weekend. Have considerable oxidation on the deck. Sides are in pretty good shape.

Also any recommendations for how to handle graphics? We are ok with going pretty aggressive on the gel coat. Need to be careful on the paint.
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This is a picture of the transom of the new mcon race boat. I can find out what they used to polish it, but I know it was random orbit polishers with foam pads, and they coated it with material from The Ceramic company.
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Hard compound the deck to a shine The “awesome buff” from FOY is really good also to get the deck issues out and back into a shine. Once you’ve got the shine back use “Vitreo” from FOY or collinite 845.
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Used 3M marine for years. Moved to Leverage products as well as Collinite. Settled on Fountain of Youth. Totally Buff and Vitreo are awesome products. Really live up to their reputations.
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Originally Posted by Ryan00TJ View Post
Used 3M marine for years. Moved to Leverage products as well as Collinite. Settled on Fountain of Youth. Totally Buff and Vitreo are awesome products. Really live up to their reputations.
for anyone using totally buff...is it aggressive enough to take out oxidation?
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Originally Posted by 1MOSES1 View Post


for anyone using totally buff...is it aggressive enough to take out oxidation?
It makes short work of mild oxidation. Could not say about heavy. Might want to look at Vibra Cut followed by Totally buff.
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Anyone have suggestions of using vitreo vs. a ceramic coating?
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This is a picture of the transom of the new mcon race boat. I can find out what they used to polish it, but I know it was random orbit polishers with foam pads, and they coated it with material from The Ceramic company.
that is impressive!!!!
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Presta super cut compound works awesome on gel coat! No need to wet sand. Doesn't even need a Polish after. Just a coat of colinite wax to protect the shine!
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All depends on the condition of the boat and surface. When compounding gel coat it soaks up the compound and drys it out a lot faster than clear coat. I can tell you that the most popular machine these days is the long throw DA machines. With the best brand being the Rupes machine. It’s what the company used that did MCon race boat as well as Ron’s 2 new boats. I have contact with them and have just sent them some samples of our products.

You all need to check out a product called BEAD MAKER! It’s blowing up the detail industry. Google that and you will see plenty of videos on it.

I ceramic coated our Fountain May of 2017. Since then all I have ever done is put Bead Maker on it a total of about 5 times, ZERO wax. And it still cleans up 2 years later as if I had just waxed it only like a few weeks earlier.
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