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Re: Tips For Compound, Polish & Wax
Wondering if you all could help. I have an S2 9.2A from 1984. I really messed up my hull I'm afraid. There were oxidized sections, so following MaineSail's recommendations, I wet sanded the hull with 800 grit, went lightly xcept on a few stained spots. Then rinsed. Then tried compound with Presta and wool pad on polisher. I couldn't get shine. It remained chaulky looking. Then, running short on time, went to polish phase, but didn't change much. I had to wax because boat was going in water (had to be out of yard). So this season have to live with dull but protected gelcoat. Just wondering where I'm going wrong: should I not have rinsed after wet sanding? Am I using too much compound? I didn't put more on than in MaineSail's directions. But After letting it dry to haze, it just wouldn't clear up and shine, and same with polish. Used microfiber rags. Frustrating because most of hull looked pretty good before, if not great. Now it looks clean but dull and chaulky. Hoping I can get shine back, tho it'll have to be next season!