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If it's just stripes you want to redo that's actually a relatively easy DIY project. We did ours a few years back using Interlux Brightsides.
I stripped the old (painted) stripes, remasked and painted using the roll and tip method. Spraying a 2 part paint would have been better but more costly.If your stripes are gelcoat you can simply sand, mask, prime and paint over the old. We take care to avoid fender rub and it's stood up quite well three years on. It certainly looks better than before.
If you have a trailer these kinds of jobs will go much better if you can take the boat 'home'...
Along the lines of what Chuck53 suggested, there's a product called 'poliglow' that is quite good at bringing back faded gelcoat.. I don't recommend it on decks or cockpit areas but we still use it on our hull to good effect. There's no buffing involved and it's easy to touch up anytime.
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