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  1. #1
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    Default removal of scuff marks in gel coat?

    I have a couple of scuff marks that I want to get out of my gel coat. They happened on a sketchy entrance to an even sketchier ramp during a swift high tide. I am wondering what I can do to get them out.

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    2008 Supra 21V
    2,600 lbs., Gravity III
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    Stereo: Pair of Wetsounds Pro 80's, Rockford Fosgate P500-2, Kicker ZX200.4, Exile ZLD, stock Kicker in-cabins, stock Kenwood HU
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    Default removal of scuff marks in gel coat?

    2008 Supra 21V
    2,600 lbs., Gravity III
    Z5 Cargo Rack
    Stereo: Pair of Wetsounds Pro 80's, Rockford Fosgate P500-2, Kicker ZX200.4, Exile ZLD, stock Kicker in-cabins, stock Kenwood HU
    Tow rig: 2008 Slate Tundra, Bilstein 5100's (F&R), 295/65/18 wrapped in Duratracs

  3. #3
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    Default Re: removal of scuff marks in gel coat?

    Rubbing compound.. Start with the lest abrasive you can find and a buffer, then move to more abrasive if needed..

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    Default removal of scuff marks in gel coat?

    Those may even come off with a marine wax that has an oxidation remover/cleaner that would be a little less abrasive than rubbing compound.
    Drew
    New ride: 2012 Mojo
    Old ride: 2008 OBV

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    I would start with a cleaner/wax. Then use a rubbing compound. It's hard to tell if there is gel coat damage. If there is, youtube gel coat repair and you can get a lot of good info there.
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    Default removal of scuff marks in gel coat?

    I'll check into some waxes at west marine to see what I can find.
    2008 Supra 21V
    2,600 lbs., Gravity III
    Z5 Cargo Rack
    Stereo: Pair of Wetsounds Pro 80's, Rockford Fosgate P500-2, Kicker ZX200.4, Exile ZLD, stock Kicker in-cabins, stock Kenwood HU
    Tow rig: 2008 Slate Tundra, Bilstein 5100's (F&R), 295/65/18 wrapped in Duratracs

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    I've used this a few times for light marks and then followed up with a good, reg wax.

    http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...classNum=50281
    Drew
    New ride: 2012 Mojo
    Old ride: 2008 OBV

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    Default Re: removal of scuff marks in gel coat?

    I use this one...

    http://m.westmarine.com/aHR0cDovL3d3...3D#description

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    Default removal of scuff marks in gel coat?



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    I just restored my gelcoat with a wetsand, compound, polish and wax process...i'd get a black foam finishing pad and use 3m finesse-it II. You'll be amazed at how well that works. Some guys say that an orbital doesn't do enough and to use a variable speed polisher. I happen to have both and tested it out, the variable speed is much quicker, but the electric d/a i got from harbor freight worked just as good and seemed to work better on my black gel coat areas. If you get up super close in the right light you'll still notice micro scratches but they are less noticeable with the d/a. Foam pads are color coded and black is the finest cut, white is in the middle, yellow would be heavier more for compounding. You can even use finesse-it by hand and it works great. Id say use a straight wax afterward for more protection, but i'm no expert as this was my first attempt.

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