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 Post subject: cleaning hull
PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 1:32 pm 
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hi to all....
the gelcoat of my "86 h16 has become yellow thanx to the previous owner that never take care of this boat.....
i have found a product based on oxalic acid...
i have use it on the top of my boat and it has become really white,tomorrow i'll do the rest of my boat.
what do i have to do after?
polish?
polish and wax?
or just wax?
thanx for the answer....
max


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 Post subject: Polish a yellow boat?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:23 am 
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Polishing compound and wax is likely the best.

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 Post subject: buff
PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 6:43 pm 
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3m Perfectit III Heavy Cut and a good buffer is the trick. Then wax! You'll be amazed!

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 Post subject: polish and-or wax?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 5:53 pm 
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Do what you will to the decks but wax on the hulls will slooow yoouuu dooowwnn!

Clean the hulls however and use a rouge to finish it off.

Softscrub with bleach will keep the road grime off between major refinishings and not leave scratches.

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 Post subject: Re: polish and-or wax?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 8:38 am 
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REDSHIFT wrote:
Do what you will to the decks but wax on the hulls will slooow yoouuu dooowwnn!


This has me interested. I just bought my H18 this summer and will need to clean it up at the end of the season (the previous owner was great and had it cleaned when I picked it up). I had thought wax would be good, but now you have me thinking twice. What is the reason wax will slow you down.

I figure I need to get something on there as the water in the river up here seems to turn the white hull yellowish in places pretty quick. So I want to find a way to remove the yellow and at least slow doen the return of the yellow.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 6:59 pm 
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A word of warning: If you have colored hulls DO NOT use bleach, softscrub with bleach or anything containing bleach. I used it on my yellow colored hulls and I have not been able to get them as shiney as they were before.
John G.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 8:16 pm 
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Ok, I read the LONG thread regarding how to make faded / oxidized hulls shiny again. I took the plunge and ordered the $75.00 Vertglas restoration kit. I am very pleased with the results. My white hulls went from absolutely NO shine or gloss to like new shine. You can see reflections in the hulls -- see for yourself. Its easy to tell which pics are before and which are after.

The process was fun, satisfying and took about six hours. The hulls look like new. I have no idea if the hulls are faster or slower -- I am the limiting factor as far as speed goes. But boy the boat looks 25 years newer.

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/bruce_sta ... /my_photos

I posted the before and after pics at this link. Form your own conclusions.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 8:28 pm 
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Nice work! 8)

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 Post subject: Cheap Alternative
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 10:02 pm 
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Guys:

Before you spend $75, try some $1 Bon Ami. My 17 had been outside for 3 years of green slime and dirt. The Bon Ani made it look like new. Andd if you make a paste and let sit for about 15 min it will get rust stains out too.

http://www.thebeachcats.com/modules.php ... _photo.php

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