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Old 11 August 2014, 13:37   #11
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Yep definitely protective clothing especially googles don't ask how I know this!

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Old 11 August 2014, 13:57   #12
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Originally Posted by Valiant3 View Post
Is there a recommended way of treating scratches? We have one or two small ones we'd like to smooth out and polish over if possible.
Plastic Padding Gelcoat Filler is very good. Plastic Padding Gelcoat Filler - Filler - Discount Marine Chandlery and Sailing Equipment. Bargain Boat Spares and Clothing

Degrease hull and ensure scratch is clean and dry. Use the 2-pack filler and mix up. Apply sparingly and use the plastic applicator to remove excess. Once dry, sand back using 2-3 grit levels, ending up with 600 grit. Use 3M wet and dry paper and a little Fairy Liquid to lube.

Rinse off. If you're looking for an invisible repair, try Farcla G3 or Menzerna polish with rotary polisher. Collenite 476 wax is the business for mirror-like-shine.

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Old 11 August 2014, 17:14   #13
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Fantastic. We'll give it a go. Thanks.
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Old 13 August 2014, 14:24   #14
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Originally Posted by Valiant3 View Post
We're just back from two lovely weeks in Cornwall and my husband is now out on the drive cleaning our much-loved RIB. The problem is we had the boat moored in a tidal estuary and not even the power washer and considerable elbow grease will remove the browny yellow staining from our gleaming white hull. Does anyone have any great ideas? Is there a miracle solution we can use? Thanks!
Did my rib yesterday after 2.5 weeks in the water with TRF and oxalic acid mixed in as I already had it and it worked a treat, just sprayed it on then a light brush and washed off!
Worked a treat

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