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    Default Removing cover rash from gelcoat

    Recently bought a 94 Ultra and just had it shipped cross country, long story short they shipped it with a sunbrella cover on it and the boat now has blue / brown cover rubbing rash all over half of the boat. Before I just into wet sanding a buffing, any suggestions to try ? I put some Acetone on a rag and tried rubbing but and didn't really touch every tough it. The rash looks in the gel.

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    You could try using Mr Clean's Magic Eraser, it works miracles in certain situations. If that doesn't work next you could try a light compound.

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    Star bright black streak remover or try McGuires cleaner wax. Try wheeling with fine compound if all else fails. I would have thought acetone would have did it...be careful with it as ulit can eat your gel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Real McCoy View Post
    You could try using Mr Clean's Magic Eraser, it works miracles in certain situations. If that doesn't work next you could try a light compound.

    Doug
    not to jack the thread, but I just found out the other day how great the Magic Eraser works! I had a small dark spot on my white gel and my wife jokingly said why don't you use one of my Magic Erasers on it it. I thought to myself, I not touching my boat with that thing, but later I snuck into the kitchen and swiped one and tried it. I was floored how good it work. I was getting ready to wax the boat so I washed it and then tried the eraser in an inconspicuous spot on the dark blue gel and it came out smooth as a babies azz. I guess I need to tell her how good it worked

    Like JRider said, real careful with that Acetone

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATKpilot View Post
    Like JRider said, real careful with that Acetone
    Bull shit ..................because gel coat is resin with a Pigment .

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    Quote Originally Posted by OFFSHORE GINGER View Post
    Bull shit ..................because gel coat is resin with a Pigment .
    There, I fixed it

    Originally Posted by ATKpilot
    Be real careless with that Acetone


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    So you are saying that acetone is safe with gel? The same acetone that cleans poly resin off my tools?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRider View Post
    So you are saying that acetone is safe with gel? The same acetone that cleans poly resin off my tools?
    Jeb , Acetone is a cleaning solvent that has been used in the industry for many years which is great for not only cleaning tool's but used for wipeing down small and large parts , decks , hulls , molds , and often used as a thinning agent for spraying certain primers ( Duratec) , and sometimes Gel when mixed with Wax Addtive , and not to mention that i have used it on your boat to clean off any dirt / road grime , overspray , etc before and after the boat left the shop . Jeb , you need to remember that Gel is a resin with a pigment that eventually transform's into a solid that is very durable after all is said and done.
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