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From old to new;Wash, polish, wax?

Anything related to the operation of your boat. Steering, Bilge Pumps, thru-hulls, bottom paint, etc.
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Jab
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Vessel Info: 1978 Santa Cruz 2866
Moosehead Lake, Maine

Re: From old to new;Wash, polish, wax?

Postby Jab » May 17th, 2014, 7:54 pm

Thanks, Fred. Haven't done much yet, but pleased with what I have done. (just the transom beneath my name decal, pictured in another post)

I started with the 3M Perfect-It. Works well, but expensive for a small amount. A nearby marine store carries a different 3M buffing compound at half the cost. The descriptions sound very similar: 3M RUBBING COMPOUND QUART SUPER DUTY 123340

Any experience with it? I'll probably try it when the Perfect-It runs out.........

JB

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Vessel Info: 1987 3697 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar 46 Kevlar Vee offshore
1969 15' Glaspar / 1969 Johnson Electrmatic 85
1964 Barron Flat bottom drag boat
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Re: From old to new;Wash, polish, wax?

Postby waybomb » May 18th, 2014, 4:15 pm

The Super Duty is more coarse but works fine. If you have swirl you may then want to try perfect it 2. Then a good polymer wax.
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Fred
1964 Barron Flatbottom with BBC Chevy
1969 Glaspar Avalon /1969 Johnson Electromatic 85
1987 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar Kevlar 46' with triple blown 572s
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