View Full Version : Finish got wrecked on my boat.. what can be done?

04-05-2009, 12:08 AM
Hey, the place that winterized my boat did a hull scrub on my boat (don't know why they would of scrubbed the side since no algae gets there), but when I got the boat back it looked like the photo below.. they agreed to get it dealt with, but what kind of repairs would be required for a job like this? there about a good 10 spots like this around the boat...

http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu246/spyd4r/th_IMG_2213.jpg (http://s652.photobucket.com/albums/uu246/spyd4r/?action=view&current=IMG_2213.jpg)

http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu246/spyd4r/th_IMG_2212.jpg (http://s652.photobucket.com/albums/uu246/spyd4r/?action=view&current=IMG_2212.jpg)

what would you guys suggest, i am RETARDEDLY pissed off.

04-05-2009, 08:27 AM
hard to see from the photos but it looks like something "splashed" on it and ran down, could it be wet sanded and buffed out?

04-05-2009, 10:36 AM
I would start with a vinegar and water solution. If that doesn't work, try Nu Finish car polish. After trying non abrasive products, then I would do the wet sand and buff.

04-05-2009, 10:36 AM
I would not even try to mess with it.

Every town has a good body shop. That is what these people do.

Take it to them and tell them to fix it!!!

Be prepared to pay the bill. But if your dealer is worth a sh**. They will at least spilt it with you!!!!


04-05-2009, 01:09 PM
Try what Max suggested. If it is some type of mineralized compound it will come right off with vinegar and water. The shop will probably try that first anyway.

04-05-2009, 10:21 PM
it looks like its right in the clear coat or gelcoat or whatever.. almost like a fade.

04-06-2009, 08:33 PM
that's the nice thing about gel coats, there deep. So the finish can be restored no probs. But I agree that from the pics is just looks like something ran down the boat.

the repair would be a wet sand, then a polish and buffing

04-16-2009, 01:30 PM
Looks like they may have splashed acid on your boat. You can try cleaners but you'll probably have to use a rubbing compound to remove the "etching of the gelcoat" Your dealer should be able to do this for you. Either way if the dealer is the responsible for staining they should also be held responsible for correcting it.