Boat Polish

My boat is in dire need of a polish. What are others favourite and/or tried and tested products for polishing fibrelglass/gelcoat?? And if I'm feeling lazy is there any businesses out there who detail boats?
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Brightside

Wed, 2018-01-17 11:34

 I had my 8m glass boat cut and polished by Max at Brightside Marine Detailing before Xmas.  He did a fantastic job.  Highly recomended. 

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How badly oxidised is it? You

Wed, 2018-01-17 13:27

How badly oxidised is it? 

You really need a rotary polisher and wool pads if you have anything more than very light oxidisation. 

I use Presta products. 

If bad all 3 steps, if not too bad just steps 2 & 3

1-Presta gelcoat compound and wool compounding pad.

2-Presta Ultra Cutting Creme and wool polishing pad.

3-Ultima Paint Guard Plus sealant. (Wax)

Once you bring it back it’s easy to maintain.  I just do step 2 once a year before summer to bring the gloss back and step 3 every 3-4 months. 

I’ll post some pics tonight when I get in front of a computer. 

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Wed, 2018-01-17 19:14

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cheers

Thu, 2018-01-18 13:02

thanks for the info and the pics mate, that works a treat

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 Allmarine in Freo will do it

Wed, 2018-01-17 17:17

 Allmarine in Freo will do it for you, ask for Alex

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Bloody hell stevo

Wed, 2018-01-17 19:52

 That comes up looking mint!! Nicely done, superb finish at the end of it by the looks

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 hey mate i can do it if you

Wed, 2018-01-17 19:59

 hey mate i can do it if you want shop  located in rockingham jlm bodyworks feel free to give me a call 0418660354

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if you want to do it yourself..

Thu, 2018-01-18 12:18

 I've tried a few., #M Restore and Wax works a treat. But be aware that you need a lowwr speed than normal car buffing. they reconmmend 1200-2500 rpm. I tried with a normal 3500 rpm buff first time, disappointing. Got a cheap Rockwell variable speed rotary buff from SCA,ram lowish speed, works a treat. 

In the pic below, before and after.

Overall pic

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If its heavily oxidised

Thu, 2018-01-18 16:30

 I used Gelson 1010 Super coarse 40071 white with the same polisher that Ranmar recommended on low revs but lots of pressure. I then followed it up with Septone Xtra cut on my boat recently and it came up sweet as. The Septone can also be used to polish up your brightwork, put some on a rag and wrap it over the rail and work it that way.