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Old 03-07-2004, 06:58 PM
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Anybody have any good secrets for restoring real chaulky gel-coat. Used some 3M Restorer/Wax but is there another way? How about the buff pads too. Which one is good for compounding (7 inch Milwaukee).Any input would be appreciated.
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Old 03-07-2004, 07:06 PM
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in April issue of powerboat on page 52 they talked about gel and painted finishes, for chalky gelcoat they said to use Ultra cutting creme it sells for 15.89 for 30 oz's contact presta products 1800-860-4488
you might find an issue of powerboat and read the article
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Old 03-07-2004, 07:20 PM
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I use a water soluble compound called Whizards. Works great on my red gel. Can get it on the internet.
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Old 03-07-2004, 07:37 PM
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Aquabuff, trust me, it works great! I bought two 16 oz jars, one in 1000, and one in 2000 grit. Stuff is easy to use. Here's a 1987 Donzi that Deb did the gel with it. It was really faded blue and it brought the color back better than I would have ever imagined. The stuff only cost $10 a tub, and we've done the Minx, and an 18 foot CC and still have enough left to do another boat.
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Buff with Wizards Turbo Cut.
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Have to agree with Cuda on this one. I was skeptical but I tried it anyway. Best I've found and no swirl marks!!!
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Where can you get Aquabuff from?
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I agree. Aqua-Buff is the stuff.

Very inexpensive, easy to use, and produces excellent results. I recommend a wool pad. Buff at 1200 rpm. Once you achieve the desired finish, wash boat. Chamois and finish with Waxing Frenzy. You could end up with a "like new" finish!

There is a link to Aqua-Buff on our web site.

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Thanks guys, just ordered a couple of tubs of Aqua-
buff. It should work good w/ my new Milwaukee polisher.
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