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    Default Wet Sanding Results

    Here's a before and after shot of the Outback. Cell phone pics don't really do it justice. It had heavy oxidation, and bad ghosting behind the factory decals when I pulled them off.

    This is after wet sanding from 600-800-1000-1500-2000 grit, then Turtle Wax Rubbing Compound, then Meguiars Ultimate Compound; Both applied with a Rotary Polisher from 1000-2000rpm. Still have a final wax coat to apply after I get all the new decals on. Turned out pretty nice, my first turn at using a rotary polisher, realized orbitals have no place in my garage now!

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    Brandon

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    Impressive man, so i assume you started with the lower number paper and went up to the 2000? Did you wet sand it by hand?
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    I saw that shine in the motor install pic and meant to comment on it. Looks fantastic!
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    Thanks, I'm looking forward to getting the actual wax on and seeing the final results. I have those chrome decals still, transom went on great, I'm going to try the side ones and see if I can't get a decent result.

    Yep, started at 600 and finished with 2000. Each grit went one direction, so once I moved on to the next grit I'd sand until I could no longer see the perpendicular scratches. The wet sanding was done by hand with a #20 foam sanding pad.
    Brandon

    2000 Moomba Outback LS
    2001 American Skier LazAir Edition
    1991 Ski Tastic Inboard

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    Was able to get the decals on today. The sides were a pain, I ended up with a couple bubbles underneath. All in all I think it turned out well, doesn't look like a 2000 anymore!

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    Brandon

    2000 Moomba Outback LS
    2001 American Skier LazAir Edition
    1991 Ski Tastic Inboard

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    Ha! My 4yr old son is sitting next to me and when I pulled up the pics he said, "Whoa! That's a cool, black Moomba!"

    Really looks great Brandon. Keep us posted on the motor install.
    Drew
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    looks nice where did you get the decals..i want to upgrade my 04 decals to newer ones
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    That's a big difference! Nice work.
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    Looking good. Wetsanding is a b!tch! Nothing like that sinking feeling you get after doing a small area and feeling awesome about it..then looking up to see the entire rest of the boat needing the same treatment!
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    Those decals came from a group buy, of sorts, I would recommend going thru the dealer for the OEM decals though.

    Yeah, wet sanding took forever...at one point I accidently bought an "assorted grit" pack of sandpaper, top sheet was 800, so I sanded the entire side, then realized I had progressively gone down to 320 grit without knowing it. 320 and gel-coat sucks, took a long while to straighten those scratches out!
    Brandon

    2000 Moomba Outback LS
    2001 American Skier LazAir Edition
    1991 Ski Tastic Inboard

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