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Old 16 October 2017, 00:32   #1
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I need to make some minor repairs to my gel coat, I have seen previous posts on using a polisher once repaired to flatten off, can anybody point me in the right direction or Amazon link on the type of polisher I would need, I have a variety of electric drills or is it best to get one with a motor built in ?
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I need to make some minor repairs to my gel coat, I have seen previous posts on using a polisher once repaired to flatten off, can anybody point me in the right direction or Amazon link on the type of polisher I would need, I have a variety of electric drills or is it best to get one with a motor built in ?


If they are only minor repairs, chips & scratches etc. You don't need a powered polisher. Wet & dry paper, water & washing up liquid, G3 compound & polish. I've filled plenty of scuff & dings in over the years without resorting to the polisher.
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you can buy sponge polishing heads with 14mm thread to fit a variable speed large electric grinder its the same thing use plenty of water to lubricate the sponge
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As PD says it can be done by hand but if you want to use a machine it needs to be able to run slow, less that 2000rpm I think mine is 1800rpm
A foam farecla g mop is the usual tool used wet with farecla g3
Something like this but avoid the max speed of 3000rpm
Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/172226231014

You still need to block flat the repairs and sand down to 1000 or 1200 grit wet and dry before polishing so the machine only saves a little work
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As PD says it can be done by hand but if you want to use a machine it needs to be able to run slow, less that 2000rpm I think mine is 1800rpm
A foam farecla g mop is the usual tool used wet with farecla g3
Something like this but avoid the max speed of 3000rpm
Look at this on eBay HEAVY DUTY SILVERLINE 1500W 180MM CAR POLISHER & SANDER POLISHING MACHINE BUFFER | eBay

You still need to block flat the repairs and sand down to 1000 or 1200 grit wet and dry before polishing so the machine only saves a little work

Good advice.
A little soap added to the water on the Wet and dry paper help And Beware of machine polishing around sharp edges...take you're time.
You may find when you have done a spot repair repair it pays to buff the whole area/piece and a machine will save a lot of elbo grease and time
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