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Old 07-27-2003, 03:36 PM
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Is their a quick & easy way to make those lower units shine brite again without spending 1hr. buffing the exhaust stained metal.
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No, I had polished imco lowers. Not worth the work, I used Mothers, rubbing compound all sorts of stuff, none was easy. Now I just use a stiff wire brush and the "mat" finish is easy to keep up.
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Speed2Lead,
Although the drives may look great on the trailer all nice and shiny, it really isn't what you need when they are in the water.
You want that satin finish. (One reason why Mercury makes them that way).
This will allow the drives to be aerated and not stick to the water as it passes around them.
Same theory on hull bottoms. 800 or 1000 grit sand paper on the running surface is usually enough to let the hull stay free.
They say a waxed bottom is much slower than one that has been sanded.
From experience with my circle racing with the Bullet, it worked for me....
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Hey Frank, did you beat that storm in yesterday? When you left it looked like you were headed towards the gulf.
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spray with aluminum mag wheel etching cleaner , will make them look like new !
 
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Originally posted by sharkeymarine
Speed2Lead,
Although the drives may look great on the trailer all nice and shiny, it really isn't what you need when they are in the water.
You want that satin finish. (One reason why Mercury makes them that way).
This will allow the drives to be aerated and not stick to the water as it passes around them.
Same theory on hull bottoms. 800 or 1000 grit sand paper on the running surface is usually enough to let the hull stay free.
They say a waxed bottom is much slower than one that has been sanded.
From experience with my circle racing with the Bullet, it worked for me....

MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY... WHO CARES IF THEY LOOK GOOD... IT IS ALL ABOUT THE SPEED!!!!!!!!!
I THINK IT IS A REAL HOOT WHEN I SEE PEOPLE WAXING THE BOTTOM OF THEIR BOATS....

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