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06-26-2009 02:54 PM
rhoudini
ask...

very helpful too thanks a lot!

regarding the soap I read you are using IMAR BOAT WASH but I can not find it on their webpage.

also how strong sould be the brush? now im using the yellow one should I use the white one? or none?

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who knows about Fiberglass Boat Wax (No. 925)???

thanks
04-25-2008 10:34 PM
Maine Sail
The 3M

Quote:
Originally Posted by sail268 View Post
If I'm applying Finesse-it what pad should I be using? Thanks for all the advice.
I've used the 3M 05725 or 05735 (same pad but with rounded edges) foam perfect it pads quite a bit and they work very well for polishing. This is not a pad you want to use for compounding though as it's a polishing grade pad.

3M #05725 Perfect-It Polishing Pad

The two foam pads in the middle are #05725's and the yellow wool pad laying in front of them is also a polishing grade pad. With wool yellow usually denotes polishing and white cutting or compounding.. You'll also need a hook and loop backing plate as the foam pads are hook and loop only..
04-25-2008 08:02 PM
sail268
Buffing pad ?

If I'm applying Finesse-it what pad should I be using? Thanks for all the advice.
11-27-2007 04:27 PM
hellosailor d-
I suspect that each of those four vendors will tell you to stick with ONE BRAND and not mix them, to ensure there are no compatibility problems. Might go with 3M as they probably have the largest line of fiberglass refinishing products. And they'll probably tell you to use a prep solvent or prep wash at various points as well.
Again, any one of them should be able to tell you how to do the whole job from start to finish with their own products--best to confirm it with the maker you choose. Often "gallon" is the most economical size since it is cheaper than two quarts of the same material. And terry cloth towels (always and only white) beat the heck out of every kind of rag for absorbing things from the work. Wash dry reuse, buy 'em on sale.

With rubbing compounds it pays to start with a LESS aggressive compound than you think you will need. Try it, go more aggressive if you need to--but start with the least aggressive one that you think will work. Even if that means buying just a pint of this or that to try them out first.
11-27-2007 03:37 PM
Maine Sail
Don't forget microfiber rags

Don't forget microfiber rags for wiping off the compound, polish, glaze and wax!!!! You DO NOT remove the compound, glaze, polish or wax with the machine. The machine is for polishing the rags are for removal of the left over residue...
11-27-2007 01:22 PM
dworkman Hi, Great Info from all, I have been reading and formulating a plan.
I will be doing this to a 1999 38FT R&C Leopard 38 (or Moorings 3800) this winter in FL. The boat is lightly oxidized I would say, and probably hasn't been treated since production. It is not to the point where chalk comes off on hands, clothes, etc...

My plan of attack is:
1. 3M Heavy Duty Rubbing Compound w/CSS Yellow (or Orange?) Pad
2. Presta Chroma 1500 w/CSS Orange (or Blue?) Pad
3. Meguiar's #7 w/CSS White (or Black) Pad
4. Nu Finish Hand Wax with Black Foam Pads

Does this sound logical? If so, how much of each product would you recommend for a one time job on a boat this big? (Including the flat portions of the deck?) Originally I was thinking a gallon of each, but after reading further, it looks like a lot will go a long way?

And how many of each pad would you recommend?

Would you recommend any cleaning solvents or a wet sand in this situation?
04-25-2007 11:29 AM
soul searcher Thanks Hal,
I'm in the deep south The UV Kills every thing in short order. I have used nu finish on my truck for years just never put on more than one coat at a time.
bottle says re coat after thirty days. I coud never remember to do that and just did it as needed.
04-25-2007 10:48 AM
T37Chef UPDATE:

SO after only a few weeks I have staining in the finish again. I was hoping the Interlux Wax Sealer would reduce this effect but no luck, still gave it a nice shine but didn't live up to its duty as stated on the bottle.

Spray on while cleaning the deck, its not a traditional wax application
04-25-2007 08:25 AM
Maine Sail
The only times..

I use Nu-Finish is when a boat is in the hot south and I apply two coats about three days apart. Again work small areas because this stuff can become dificult to remove if you let it sit to long. It lasts a decent amount of time but does not give the same results as Colinite on a boat up North. Unfortunately carnuba's don't hold up well in very hot climates or even on darker hulls up North. The dark hulls absorb to much heat and will shorten the life of a carnuba based wax. Meguires NXT paste wax is another great auto product that holds up well on boats even in warmer climates. Link below!

Meguiars NXT Generation Tech Wax Paste is a synthetic polymer wax with excellent shine and durability.
04-25-2007 12:15 AM
soul searcher
hailing up the sailing vessel Acustic

Halekia36,
How long did you wait between coats of nu finish?
Thanks for the post by the way, I hope I don't get mugged anytime soon,
there's no way I'm getting my hands over my head

Chef,
how did you apply the woody wax did you put over the whole top sde or just on the non skid?
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