I have a '01 LSV (Yellow and White) and one of my winter projects is to buff out the gel coat after seeing 98Roo's post of bringing his boat back from the dead. My '01 is not as bad as 98Roo's but we bought our's earlier this year from a guy that let it sit outside alot.
I am having the interior redone and want to bring the shine back to the gel coat and get rid of the side "Mobius" stickers (I still don't know what that is)
What do I need?
- A rotary buffer?
- What polishes?
- Any helpful suggestions?
Also, any suggestions on how to polish up a rad-a-cage tower?
I really hope I don't have to wet sand the entire boat as I have a messed up shoulder, am old, fat, bald, etc, etc.... Just wet sanding my sub enclosure was a pain to me (and I have at least two more to build!!)
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10-28-2012, 10:22 PM #1
What/How to polish the gel coat??
10-28-2012, 11:02 PM #2
Two choices IMO:
The small one does a great job and is very user friendly, I strongly recommend it, especially for beginners. I have gone around with different products but must say the 3M compounds are my current favorites.
I have brought back some severely oxidized gel coats without sanding. Wish I had before pics but the blue stripe around the top of my boat was almost white it was so oxidized when I got it.
10-29-2012, 12:32 AM #3
10-29-2012, 12:54 AM #4
I've wondered myself about buffing too far into it and messing that up. Also having to deal with ghosting around the letters where decals are removed. Saw another member's blue boat that was pretty bad after decals were removed and a whole lot of work to take it out, but I'm thinking/hoping yellow would not show up as much.At the time it seemed like a good idea...
10-29-2012, 08:34 AM #52003 Mobius LSV Gravity Games
Total Noob running 1100 in the center, 750s in the lockers.
JL JX360/4 powering 6 Infinity 621m speakers
10-29-2012, 12:53 PM #6
10-29-2012, 12:55 PM #7
10-29-2012, 01:00 PM #8
few pics of your boat - sounds like a twin to mine almost. Same kind of maintenance and TLC things going on.
I didn't know there was an LSV in 2001.At the time it seemed like a good idea...
10-29-2012, 01:10 PM #9
These are a couple of pics after just picking it up and one of the new Bimini and tower speakers.
Banana (1).jpgMoomba 1.jpgDSCN2435.jpg
10-29-2012, 01:22 PM #10
Love that bimini! That is what I want to go with - over the tower, strapless, duo color. Very sharp!
I don't blame you on wanting to lose the decals - heard those referred to as the "Barbie graphics" more than once. LOLAt the time it seemed like a good idea...