Put some serious time in on my cousins boat over the weekend. The red gel on the deck and swim platform are badly oxidized and faded. Used 1500 grit to wet sand. 3M marine rubbing compound. Then Finess it followed by 3M marine wax. All with an orbital polisher. We didn't get much improvement. It still looked pretty bad when we got it out in the sun.
Not sure if we should have been much more aggressive the wet sanding?
Also read about using pledge to put oils back in the gel. Does that really work? Are there other products that do the same thing?
Thanks in advance.