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    Hey guys just wanted to get your opinion I have a boat that is fading under the water line, I can buff it out but once I stick it in the water it fades again. Wanted to know what you think is going on, and possible solutions to help prevent this. Thanks


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    possible that the clear part of the gel or paint (if it's been repainted) has worn down so that a polish won't keep. Try lightly color sanding with 1500-2000 grit, then use rubbing compound with a wool pad, then finishing compound. Was the boat in between each step to make sure no residue is left after each step. Once you finish the finishing compound step, immediately wax the boat to lock in the shine. that should last you a while.

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