Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 29-12-2015, 11:38   #1
Marine Service Provider

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: nj
Boat: Endeavour E 43
Posts: 78
Send a message via Skype™ to WolfgangSeaLife
hull polishing

Now that I repaired a big gel coat scratch and sanded with 320 sand paper... what is the best way to polish it to a glossy surface?
Waxing? What's the best wax?
Wolfgang
__________________

__________________
WolfgangSeaLife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-12-2015, 13:02   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 4,413
Re: hull polishing

rubbing compound then wax???
__________________

__________________
Sandero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-12-2015, 08:14   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Lancaster Co., PA/North East, MD
Boat: Watkins 27
Posts: 107
Send a message via Yahoo to deltaten
Re: hull polishing

several grades of finer abrasive sheet; to perhaps 1000 grit +/-. Then compound on a fresh bonnet. Then Collenite Fleet Wax, applied properly. in at least two coats.
Good for at least a year.
YMMV
__________________
deltaten is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-12-2015, 08:28   #4
Senior Cruiser
 
Kenomac's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Somewhere in the Adriatic Sea
Boat: Oyster 53 Cutter
Posts: 8,514
Re: hull polishing

I got amazing and lasting results last season using the 3M Marine series of polishing compounds and wax (2 coats applied by hand). I also used plenty of elbow grease and a Dewalt professional polisher with wool bonnets.

I expect to just apply one or two coats of wax when I return in May.
__________________
Kenomac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-12-2015, 08:57   #5
Registered User
 
Stu Jackson's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Cowichan Bay, BC (Maple Bay Marina)
Posts: 6,388
Re: hull polishing

Tips For A Great Buff Wax | SailboatOwners.com Forums
__________________
Stu Jackson
Catalina 34 #224 (1986) C34IA Secretary
Cowichan Bay, BC, (Maple Bay Marina) SR/FK, M25, Rocna 10 (22#) (NZ model)
Stu Jackson is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
hull

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fuel Polishing / Cleaning Pblais Engines and Propulsion Systems 10 13-09-2009 00:46
Diesel Fuel Filtering & Polishing Systems michael201 Engines and Propulsion Systems 5 19-03-2007 08:19
Hull polishing irwinsailor Construction, Maintenance & Refit 22 13-01-2007 21:15
Polishing stainless steel Chrisc Construction, Maintenance & Refit 1 30-11-2006 01:47
Need help about polishing stainless plate By Invitation General Sailing Forum 13 03-08-2005 22:45



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:23.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.