I'd rather be sailing
Well, we haven't put the wax on yet, but we just finished a complete compound and polish of our 1984 Passport 40 and it's amazing! We spent close to two days doing the compounding using a Makita buffer, Presta Gelcoat Compound and a Presta black polishing pad and the hull looked great. We didn't think it could get any better, but then we spent today using the Presta Ultra Cutting Creme and... wow! The hull looks almost new with a bright glossy reflection of everything around! I can't believe how amazing this stuff is. Thanks Maine Sail for recommending it! Tomorrow we're going to use Fleet Wax to finish up the restoring process. It's been a serious amount of work - 10 hours each day with a heavy buffer and over 100 degree temperatures - but I think it has been well worth it. I'm interested to see how long the shine lasts for and how easy it is to wipe off the ICW brow once we reach Beaufort, NC and head north in the ditch... By the way, no relation to the company, just like the products. I'll post pictures once I transfer them over.