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Old 05 July 2008, 18:21   #1
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Gelcoat gloss?

Had to use some pretty drastic cleaner on the hull to get off some dried impacted gunk after bumping an underwater obstacle! Gelcoat looks fine, smooth as a babies bum, but the shine has gone and area is now matt. An area of about 10 inches by 3 inches.

How do I get it shiny and glossy again?


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Old 05 July 2008, 18:26   #2
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Try solvol autosol or similar - many people swear by farecla.
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Old 05 July 2008, 18:39   #3
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3m Finesse by hand or machine, it's a specific GRP compound. If you get hold of a good machine polisher, use a super-mop head and it'll come up better than the rest of the hull.
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Try solvol autosol or similar -
For the stainless.
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Old 05 July 2008, 22:06   #5
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For the stainless.
It works great on plastics as well. We used to use it for polishing black perspex and it really gleamed!!!
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