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Message 6 of 6
Posted by member Kenny Clark on Thursday 15 March 2018

Mark,
Check out the many 'how to' videos on YouTube. Pretty sure you will get information on different ways to restore gelcoat.

Kenny

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Message 5 of 6
Posted by member Mark James on Tuesday 13 March 2018

Hi Kenny, thanks for the tips. Not having polished a boat before I would not know where to start. Your efforts have certainly paid off as the finish looks like new!

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Message 4 of 6
Posted by member Kenny Clark on Monday 12 March 2018

* Mark,

Meguiars is good quality American product, white liquid similar to 3M, Farecla compound. You can also use cutting paste for more abrasion. At around £13.00 great value.

Think T-cut normally has body colour through it.

It's usually a trial and error process to find out what works best. All depends on condition of gelcoat and what finish is acceptable.

Used Farecla Profile UV wax (photo).

Good luck.

Kenny

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Message 3 of 6
Posted by member Mark James on Sunday 11 March 2018

Hi Kenny, will this bring an old 1983 model I have just bought back to life as the shine has faded. I presume itís like a kind of T-cut? Thanks. Mark

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Message 2 of 6
Posted by member Kenny Clark on Sunday 11 March 2018

* Meguiars ultimate compound.

Kenny

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Message 1 of 6
Posted by member Kenny Clark on Sunday 11 March 2018

* Loads of products on the market for restoring shine to blue gelcoat. I have been using same products for last five seasons, which has served me well.

Meguiars Ulitmate compound from Halfords.
Farecla UV wax?
Silverline machine polisher, foam pads and wool polish pad all helped.

Will spend another day restoring topsides. Needs power wash and some elbow grease after being in boat shed over the winter. Hard work has paid off see photo.

Kenny

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