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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:08 pm 
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I want to buff out my hulls which are oxidized.

With a 7" electric polisher my plan is:
1. Buff with a "rough cut" compound
2. Buff with a "polishing" compound
3. Wax hulls

Does anyone have any compund/wax recomendations? Im leaning towards a 3M product.

Also can the non-skid be buffed?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:42 pm 
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3M Perfectit III Extra Cut, which breaks down into a fine polish, so no secondary step in needed.

The nonskid can not really be buffed.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:11 pm 
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Great vid! Thanks.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:20 am 
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Surf City is right on about buffing
I did this and put on Poly Glow on the hulls and Comp Tip
They look better than new


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:05 pm 
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Has anybody got any good ideas for restoring color on anti-skid decks?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:18 pm 
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Are there any issues with buffing or polishing over the tops of the hulls where there is the anti-skid texture.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:37 pm 
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msl4492 wrote:
Are there any issues with buffing or polishing over the tops of the hulls where there is the anti-skid texture.

You'll destroy your buffing pad if you're using a machine over the non-skid. If you want to buff out the areas between, mask off the non-skid. It's pointless to buff / polish the textured areas.

In my experience, there's only one way to partially restore the non-skid area and that's by soda blasting. It won't bring back the gloss, but it will remove the oxidation.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:35 am 
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I think Poly-Glow makes something for the non skid also
Former Hobie Admiral Gary
PS My nonskid has never been to shiny anyway If the rest of the boat is like new I do not think the non skid will make that much difference


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:50 pm 
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I've put Poly Glow on my non-skid, it works great. It leaves a shiny, glossy finish. It dries clear and doesn't gum up the pattern. However, I would only use it on the decks (top part of the hulls). If it were on the lower part of the hull, I think it might cause more drag and slow you down.

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