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Re: Tips For Compound, Polish & Wax

Originally Posted by davidpm View Post
In the current issue of soundings Mike Borrelli on page 100 says:
"You can bring back the gloss finish by wet sanding, buffing and polishing, but this is not a long-term solution. the result is short-lived and the fading often comes back within a year."

He may have been referring only to darker-colored gel-coats it was not clear.

This does not make sense to me. Once it was protected again I would think it would say good for a long time.
What does he propose as the long-term solution? Is it an advertiser's product?

I agree that it does not make sense. I would think that once you've restored the original finish by removing the oxide, re-establishing a factory-smooth finish, and protecting with wax, it should last about as long as the original finish lasted.

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