I should have explained my situation better. I am not painting the boat. The paint
has been on for a few years. Is in very good shape. I am just doing the the varnish
on the cap rails and some thing (maybe some solvent) got on the paint
seemingly to flatten it or etch it maybe>? the damage has not compromised the the paint however, it just seems to be on the surface, like maybe rubbing compound was used a little bit. I was gone for a while when it happened so I am not sure. Any way it is not a real big area. So can that sort of thing be polished ? And what about the horrible water
spots that I cant seem to remove. What is the best products to use on this paint to remove varnish
as well. Thank you all for your advise.