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Old 09-24-2003, 08:38 PM
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No, this isn't a bash thread!

In the spirit of Too Old and his many projects (also due to not enough time to go boating and boredom ),
I have dedicated this little spruce up to you:

Lowers sanded and all little casting holes smoothed in
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Rough polished, some small details to go over and ready for final polishing:
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To admit it, I am envious of Too Old. He is doing something he loves. Gotta respect that.
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Cool send more pics later!
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Too Old inspires us all to not just tackle the next project, which of course is endless, but to take it to the next level. Although I am a relative newcomer to this crazy world call OSO, he "sets the bar" when it comes to boat refurbishment. Now if he could only figure out that they're supposed to actually float and propel themselves on the water, the circle would be complete.
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and after all, he did finally PAINT THE FRONT OF THAT TRAILER.....
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Looks Great. Give some how-tos on how you did this!!!
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SummerO, Very nice!!
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One thing Too Old never does is get on OSO and tell us bad news ,
Like " I blew a drive today on Lake ?"
Or " my port motor just up and died while running at 4200 rpm 64Mph ", I limped back to the dock on the starboard engine





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Looks Great. Give some how-tos on how you did this!!!
OK. Luckily it requires little or no mental capacity. Thaaat is good for me.
Step 1 was to get the paint off the drives. Playboy edition boats are painted silver. the silver was easy to remove with paint stripper. The standard Marc black was underneath, and nothing I could find would easily remove it! That stuff is on there! Chemical stripper did loosen it enough to sue a putty knife and remove the majority of it.
Then I spent LOTS of time with an orbital sander (just a DeWalt electric I had laying around) and 60 grit paper. That remove the bulk of the paint and sanded out all the really deep casting holes. I then switched to 220 grit to knock down the marks from the 60 grit and to sand smooth the remaining small casting holes.
As I found out, sanding is the key!
The drive that is unpolished in pic 2 has been sanded with 60 grit and is ready for 220.
All of the above was done with dry paper.
Then I wet-sanded by hand with 400 grit 3m paper to finish knocking down all remaining sanding marks.
Then I used an air buffer with black polishing compound grease to get the results you see in pic 2.
I will probably used a finer white compund to bring out a better shine, but with cast aluminum, it may not make much difference.
It really just takes a LOT of time and patience.
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