So I now have three ski boats and a pontoon boat which is two boats too many. I am going to be selling two of the ski boats, an older Ski Sanger and our ’02 Mobius.
The Sanger has some pretty heavy oxidation and my kid and I figure it is the perfect guinea pig, then do the Moomba then our latest boat.
I have never used a variable speed polisher before and after way too long on the internet (Kids! Stay off the internet! Just Say NO) I ended up buying;
A Dewalt 849X polisher
A 6” Backing Plate
A bunch of different colored (for different compounds) foam pads
3M 05954 Super Duty Compound
3M 35928 Finesse-it II Marine Glaze
3M 06064 Perfect-It Machine Polish
3M 06044 Imperial Compound and Finishing Material
- Did I get the correct products?
- Is that the order I use the products?
- Am I missing any steps?
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Thread: Polishing HELP!!
05-21-2013, 06:53 PM #1
Polishing HELP!!Sent by the random thoughts from the voices in my head...
05-21-2013, 07:12 PM #2Senior Member
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Let me know how the 3M stuff works. I have used the meguiars and worked ok but didn't get out all the marks I wish it had. I may try some 3M after hearing some feedback.
05-21-2013, 07:31 PM #3
Though I cant wait to try the Scotchgard Marine Liquid Wax, according to the manufacturer it:
- uses reactive chemistry to bond to your boat's surface
- offers exceptionally high gloss with lasting durability
- contains a pleasant tropical scent
If it smells good, it has to be good!Sent by the random thoughts from the voices in my head...
05-21-2013, 08:06 PM #4
Not sure where imperial fits in there, I'm guessing its less cut then the super duty and more cut then finesse. I've never used it, but I use all the others in that order.-Jake
05-21-2013, 09:40 PM #5
About the 3M 06044 Imperial Compound and Finishing Material, I found this info;
Sent by the random thoughts from the voices in my head...
- This liquid compound and finishing material is designed to remove a P600 or P800 dual action sand scratches and swirl marks from marine gelcoat, with a wool pad quickly
- It has an exceptionally fast-cutting ability when compounding gel coats and automotive paints
- The compound leaves an excellent finish without swirl marks
- Removes scratches light to heavy oxidation, stains, blemishes and swirl marks.
05-22-2013, 01:02 AM #6
Yes, so see how well it cuts compared to your super duty. Use liquid dish washing detergent or a shop hand cleaner to wash your pads when switching compound.-Jake
05-22-2013, 10:54 AM #7
I would wetsand with 1500 first, but that's me. Try a small area and see what you get. If it takes an hour to get a 2' x 2' area shiny you may decide you can wetsand first and do it in 10 min.My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
05-22-2013, 11:39 AM #8