Originally Posted by mickpin
Will that not harm the gelcoat ?
Nope I've done a few and it doesn't harm the gel coat
I've also stripped a few that had little or no surface prep and required only a light flat off with 1200 wet and dry then a good polish with a rotary machine to get the shine back
I think a lot of rib people know they may want to return to gellcoat finish one day so don't go too mad with the surface prep
I've seen big cruisers that looked like they'd been rubbed down with a house brick to key them