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Old 07 June 2014, 03:07   #1
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Restoring Searider Colour

I'm sure this has been covered several times, but searching anything with 'Searider' brings up hundreds of results!

The deck and hull on my sr4 have gone a powdery white colour. (Looks great when its wet). Is there anyway of restoring the colour? My last SR4 was painted, and I want to keep this one original. Also my console has turned an awful mustard yellow colour, any tips for restoring that colour? Although I think its too far gone.. Pics aren't great as its been raining. But you can see the original colour of the console under the old fitting. Click image for larger version

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Old 07 June 2014, 03:09   #2
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Looking at my photos, they make it look much better than it actually is.
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Suspect your first issue is assuming its searider specific!

Try looking for articles on gel coat restoration or polishing? You may well be able to do something with some T-Cutt
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Sand it all down with 1000 grit til the colour is ok and polish with a rotary buffer and Farecla Profile 300.

Allow a LONG time to do it. Either that or live with it.
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This worked a treat on the hull. Started on the console, but it really is hard work. But it works. Thanks.
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No worries.

Be careful not to go through the gelcoat!
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