Fibreglass oxidation

 Hey all

My fibreglass hull is looking a bit chalky any recommendations on how  and what to use to clean it up an polish the goodness back into her cheers.

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 Use Kleen-A-Hull made by

Thu, 2021-02-25 12:01

 Use Kleen-A-Hull made by Peter G's Marine Products. Its good stuff and easy to use. Then give the hull a good cut & polish. I use the 3M polishes which seem to work well. 

 

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hey just a query, when you

Thu, 2021-02-25 13:21

hey just a query, when you use the cut and polish, how do you aplly it. just using a spnge? or do you need abuffer tool etc?

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I just used a $50 ozito

Thu, 2021-02-25 14:07

I just used a $50 ozito polisher from Bunnings with a lamb's wool buff last time Goat. I used 3M Marine Finesse-it II Polish and 3M Scotchgard Marine Liquid Wax and it came up a dream. I am well overdue to do it again but it's a pretty big task

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 I spent two days cutting

Thu, 2021-02-25 14:22

 I spent two days cutting polishing and waxing mine but damn it came up good, it ended up looking like a mirror!

 

i can see why blokes charge $500 plus to do it.

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cheers! reckon i might invest

Thu, 2021-02-25 15:12

cheers! reckon i might invest in one of them and give it a go. had done by pro last time, but moving forward wanna do these things myself.

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I just made an enquiry with a

Thu, 2021-02-25 17:33

I just made an enquiry with a guy who left his card under my wiper... got quoted $850

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 sounds absurd at first but

Fri, 2021-02-26 14:47

 sounds absurd at first but when you break it down to time and costs its not bad.

i spent the best part of 2 days and around $120 on cut/polish/wax/buffing pads etc

if you look at it that way $800 starts to look better. 

your time is aways worth money, don't forget your own hourly rate, a lot of things financially are better to pay someone else to do it while you go to work and earn more.

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 Definitely invest in a

Thu, 2021-02-25 16:01

 Definitely invest in a buffing machine, they are not expensive and will save your arm/back. Once it has had a good cut and polish wax it every 6 months (every three months is better if you can be bothered). Waxing it is simply wipe on and a light buff off, nowhere near as hard or time consuming than the cut & polish. There are some great Youtube clips on line which will give you a good idea.

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