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05-05-2012 07:02 AM
Gladrags1
Re: Ryobi vs. Makita vs. Poliglow??

My only comment is that polyglo is nearly impossible to remove. Eventually you get streaking and it seems to attract black streaks. You can try to use their stripper to remove but you will never remove the whole product! I used it on one boat then sold the boat. Never again!
05-04-2012 09:38 AM
imkeene
Re: Ryobi vs. Makita vs. Poliglow??

...MaineSail: resurrecting a post from the past: Are you available for hire? :O) outstanding results, and thanks for sharing
05-29-2008 09:58 PM
uwyoda
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Originally Posted by halekai36 View Post
If you hit one piece of metal, cleat, screw, turnbuckle etc. you will tear and ruin an expensive foam pad. They will work fine, and do the job, but don't get into the non-skid like a wool pad will. Hit metal with wool and it will survive hit metal with foam and it's toast..
Got it - thanks!! I hear ya on the expensive for pads... I intended to use wool on nonskid, but was concerned that foam might somehow be too aggressive on other deck gelcoat (cabin, cockpit, etc.) vs hull (topsides) for some reason.
I'l be spending a few days on the Mercantile schooner cruise out of Camden in early July, may make a detour on the way up from Boston just to eye your craftsmanship on your boat......
Thanks again for your expertise contributions!!
05-29-2008 09:24 PM
Maine Sail
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Originally Posted by uwyoda View Post
Halekai,
I've read all of your posts on the gelcoat restoration process and you inspired me - bought the Makita 9227C, bought the Lake Country foam pads, bought the 3M buffing compound and FinesseIt II polish and have wet sanded the cabin/deck gelcoat with 800, 1000, 1200 grit (gelcoat is smoother but certainly not "shiny" at this point). I have a 1988 Catalina 30.
Now I'm trying to muster the courage to use the investments to finish the job. You mentioned in an earlier post (maybe not in this thread) that you were a fan of the foam pads, but that they should not be used on the "deck".
Could you explain the advantages/disadvantages of using wool vs foam pads on topsides vs deck/cabin/cockpit? As a total novice at this, I don't want to damage the gelcoat and would be happy with 75% of your results....
If you hit one piece of metal, cleat, screw, turnbuckle etc. you will tear and ruin an expensive foam pad. They will work fine, and do the job, but don't get into the non-skid like a wool pad will. Hit metal with wool and it will survive hit metal with foam and it's toast..
05-29-2008 08:32 PM
uwyoda
Wool vs Foam pads

Halekai,
I've read all of your posts on the gelcoat restoration process and you inspired me - bought the Makita 9227C, bought the Lake Country foam pads, bought the 3M buffing compound and FinesseIt II polish and have wet sanded the cabin/deck gelcoat with 800, 1000, 1200 grit (gelcoat is smoother but certainly not "shiny" at this point). I have a 1988 Catalina 30.
Now I'm trying to muster the courage to use the investments to finish the job. You mentioned in an earlier post (maybe not in this thread) that you were a fan of the foam pads, but that they should not be used on the "deck".
Could you explain the advantages/disadvantages of using wool vs foam pads on topsides vs deck/cabin/cockpit? As a total novice at this, I don't want to damage the gelcoat and would be happy with 75% of your results....
05-18-2008 09:27 PM
trecksail
Thank you!

Thank you both for the reply as well as the great info. I will be getting to the rest of the topsides and abiding by your plan of action.
05-18-2008 08:57 AM
Maine Sail
Ghosting

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Originally Posted by trecksail View Post
. If I wet sand might this come out?
No, usually not! It's called ghosting and the only thing to remove it is UV and time. Put the new name on and in a year or so you won't even notice. The darker the original letters usually the worse the Ghosting..
05-18-2008 12:23 AM
trecksail
nudder buffin question

My stern has some serious discolloration from where old name stickers must have been. I've buffed the hell out of it and it shines like a mirror but the discolloration is still there and looks "deep". If I wet sand might this come out?
04-28-2008 12:24 AM
JiffyLube Halekai


Thank you for all that information you gave us, and I printed all of it out for reference...put it in my Boat File.

Now when I do our boat, or hire some of it out, I'll know what's the right way to do it...and when I'm getting BS'ed.
04-26-2008 12:53 PM
blt2ski Quick question and thought..........

On the deck of my boat, I have a bunch of 1ish inch strips that are smooth, and a bit weather, then a built in anti skid. being as more than likely a buffer with some 1000 grit paper will not fit, I am thinking doing a quick hand sand to remove some of the heavier oxidation and leaving the AS for the buffer. Does this make sense, for the small strips, and the larger smooth surfaces the buffer could do the work.

Marty
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