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Old 11 July 2011, 19:08   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: Southampton
Boat name: Sandstorm
Make: Fletcher arrowflyte
Length: 4m +
Engine: Outboard Mercury 60
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T cuts and polishes

Are the marine gel coat cleaning and polishing products any different to those that you'd find in Halfords, those such as T cut and a good car polish?

What products do you use on youre ribs and sports boats?

I have just used the gel coat filler for the first time on a couple of deep scratches that I caused and must say that I'm impressed, the colour match is perfect but I am left with a couple of dull patches where it has been rubbed down, I need to get a shine back on these spots but a good protective cover on the rest also.
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Old 11 July 2011, 19:14   #2
Country: UK - England
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Boat name: SMH Rib / War Shot
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I use the Autoglym products on gelcoat. Seem fine.
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Old 11 July 2011, 19:34   #3
Country: UK - Scotland
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Boat name: Kikican
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There have been a few discussions on this recently. I have always found that gel coat filler tends to become discoloured when buffed with T-cut (especially when using a machine). Tried using white marine cutting polishes but get same results - always seems to go a bit darker. I now only use gel (flow) coat - major pain to apply but can be buffed to a near perfect match with the base.

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