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    Boat/Fiberglass Help Needed!

    New to the forum, and to Meguiar's products, after being unsatisfied with the competition last year.

    I am looking for assistance in removing medium oxidation(M4916), applying polish(M4516) and of course the wax(M6316). I have purchased the above noted products. Last year I used elbow-grease to apply some products, but have access to an electrically powered dual action polisher (single-speed).

    Is there any part of the forum that specifically targets Marine applications? Some great tips or videos would be of great assistance. I am contemplating the purchase of a rechargeable 4" polisher due to the many curves on my boat, AND the electrical shock hazard of my current electric model polisher.

    Any response would be appreciated.

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    Re: Boat/Fiberglass Help Needed!

    Quote Originally Posted by daveh View Post
    Last year I used elbow-grease to apply some products, but have access to an electrically powered dual action polisher (single-speed).

    Does your polisher look anything link one of these?


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    Re: Boat/Fiberglass Help Needed!

    Quote Originally Posted by daveh View Post

    I am contemplating the purchase of a rechargeable 4" polisher due to the many curves on my boat, AND the electrical shock hazard of my current electric model polisher.
    At this time, anything rechargeable that we're aware of will not have enough power to anything substantial that you want to do.

    One of my friends who owns a 30' sailboat purchased an air powered rotary buffer for working on his boat while it was in the water, you can also get air powered DA polishers, so then all you'll have to do is get an air compressor and some air lines.
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    Re: Boat/Fiberglass Help Needed!

    Before we go any further, what are you working on and just to double check, it is in the water correct?
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    Re: Boat/Fiberglass Help Needed!

    Mike, the electric buffer that I have access to is similar to the one that is pictured in your first response. It has a "Simoniz" sticker on it. It rotates in an irregular fashion.

    I did use that buffer on my boat last year for a bit, but it just seemed too big, and it was hard to see your progress. I live up in Canada, where we boat 6-months of the year. I have to wait about another month and a half before I can actually do any waxing, (until the temp gets to something reasonable). The boat will be in the water then. My boat is a 30' cruiser with an off-white fiberglass gelcoat. There are some areas that are dull, and I would like to return all of the fiberglass to factory-new appearance.

    So, is that buffer OK to use?

    The battery powered unit that I was thinking of buying looks like this:

    http://www.canadiantire.ca/browse/pr...romSearch=true

    Do you think that will work any better?

    Thanks, for your response.

    Dave

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    Re: Boat/Fiberglass Help Needed!

    Mike, the electric buffer that I have access to is similar to the one that is pictured in your first response. It has a "Simoniz" sticker on it. It rotates in an irregular fashion.

    I did use that buffer on my boat last year for a bit, but it just seemed too big, and it was hard to see your progress. I live up in Canada, where we boat 6-months of the year. I have to wait about another month and a half before I can actually do any waxing, (until the temp gets to something reasonable). The boat will be in the water then.

    So, is that buffer OK to use?

    The battery powered unit that I was thinking of buying looks like this:

    http://www.canadiantire.ca/browse/pr...romSearch=true

    Do you think that will work any better?

    Thanks, for your response.

    Dave

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