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Old 28 July 2012, 17:51   #1
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Polishing compound

Hi all, has anyone used polishing compound on there hull to take out a few scratches thinking of doing my hull but not sure how to use the compound any advice welcome
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Old 28 July 2012, 18:02   #2
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Yep lots of elbow grease needed I used AG on mine
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Old 28 July 2012, 18:56   #3
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Farecla do a Gel Coat Restore compound.

Ive had great results with it using my DA polisher with a Meguiars brown hard polishing pad.
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Old 29 July 2012, 01:26   #4
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I have polished many boats including "Widow Maker" a beautiful all black Super Air Team Edition Nautique. My first Nautique received it's shares of scratches over the years that needed to be removed. I have always used an electric power buffer, and couldn't imagine doing it by hand. The best advice I can give is keep the buffer moving. I use Finesse it II which is a pretty fine polishing compound. I have been able to remove some pretty big scratches, but a few did require wet sanding first. For a pad I just use a double sided sheep fur type pad. Waxing after was a foam pad.
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Old 29 July 2012, 01:43   #5
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Hi

we have just started using a new one that is actually made boat restores in Scotland called FB ( forbes boatcare). If you call the workshop we could post some down to you.

There are some ok others out there but this stuff is the best we have used so far.
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Old 29 July 2012, 02:04   #6
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farecla G3 does it for me
with a power mop
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Old 29 July 2012, 03:58   #7
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Second that one....
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I'm about to sell a meguiars G220 buffing machine, pm me if your interested :-)
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Old 29 July 2012, 04:43   #9
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3m Finesse- it compound. Makes G3 look like toothpaste.
Apply with a paint brush and polish 'til gone with a wool Super mop on a variable speed polisher.
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Old 29 July 2012, 04:51   #10
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Interested myself now, Any links to the best prices ? We used to "get it done" but am thinking lets do it ourselves now so will need a decent (but not expensive) polisher too. Any input welcome, will be used on range of hulls, mostly hard boats though with one in particular looking quite faded right now

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