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GearHead_1
May 5th, 2004, 04:44 PM
Had a chance to help a friend with his boat on Saturday. This is a very nice boat but in 4 years has never had any type of protective coating on it. It spent this winter out in a pretty harsh Utah winter. I've got a couple of before and after pictures. They don't really show how well this boat actually came out. It had a lot of oxidation, you can see this looking at the upper stripe in the before pictues.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/8Before_1-med.jpg

GearHead_1
May 5th, 2004, 04:49 PM
Here's a little better look at the oxidized stripe.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/8Before_2-med.jpg

GearHead_1
May 5th, 2004, 04:55 PM
#1 - Washed the boat with Meguiar's Flagship Premium Marine Wash.

#2 - Followed it up with Meguiar's Marine Heavy Oxidation Remover.

#3 - Next we used Meguiar's Marine Color Restorer.

#4 - Finished it up with Meguiar's Boat/RV Pure Wax.

* - Used the PC with W-7006 pad to remove the oxidation in step #2.

* - For the last 2 steps we used the W-8006 polishing pad. I didn't really feel like the gel coat on this boat would respond much differently using a finishing pad so we just used another polishing pad.

Here's one of the afters.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/8After_1-med.jpg

scrub
May 5th, 2004, 04:57 PM
Nice work. Big difference. What were your steps.

GearHead_1
May 5th, 2004, 04:58 PM
Here's the last pic. These pictures really don't do the boat justice. Not quite as much detail as I would have liked but I think you can get the idea. The owner was very happy with the result.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/8After_2-med.jpg

GearHead_1
May 5th, 2004, 05:01 PM
After everything is said and done it sure seems like there is a lot of boat there. This took 2 of us about 6 hours and we didn't even get to the trailer. I can't say enough good about the Meguiar's Marine products. Overall very easy to use and the results were pretty remarkable. Upon first inspection of this boat I really didn't think it would come back without using a rotary. All in all it came out pretty good with just a PC. A follow up a month from now will help him keep it in this condition through out the summer.