Originally Posted by bedajim
I've done it with wet and dry upto 1200 then used a mop and polished with
Farecla compounds on a mop
Final polish of the whole area to blend (pain but makes it look great)
I'm in the process of doing the same with my entire hull. The finish has been pretty good. I used varying grades of wet and dry inc. 400, 700, 1000 and 1200 then Farecla Profile 300, which is designed to get rid of P1200 sanding marks, then Profile gel coat restorer and wax. I used a porter cable random orbit sander/poliser for all stages. It takes time and patience, but has worked well.