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    So I already have the boat in pieces. I want to give the tanks a "pick me up" I am going to do some sanding and try to get them to shine again. figured i start with 150 and work my way to say 600? Then go to a buffer. I am also thinking I want to get the straps powder coated either a blue or white haven decided yet. Looking for pics of those who have done this.

    here is my paint scheme. Don't ask it was a long day.

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    Log off and go float, hang in the party coves, Show and shine on the trailer, fill up the boat, wax it, v-drive, jet, outdrive, and if you got a canoe and your reading this, you sir, need to phucking upgrade.

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    If they are spun aluminum, scotch pad, and carb cleaner, make them look new again. Just follow the grain, when cleaning. 240 -320 grit D/A should get you down to buffable finish.
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    looks like a long day in the upper/north launch ramp parking lot of castaic

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    In the Daytona I had I polished them up them used a clear coat over them so all I had to do for cleaning was wipe off the water spots

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    the longer you sand the less you have to buff, i polish a lot of aluminum and stainless and find it quicker for me to spend more time on the sanding than on the buffing, i routinely take the metal to 1000 grit and sometimes 2000 before i start to buff, seems faster in the long run for me. just my .02

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    Start with 4-500 grit wet !!! If you start with 150 you will put deep scratchs in them and play hell getting them out. I also finish with 1000 and if i'm looking for a mirror finish i'll use 2000 wetted with WD-40.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnray069 View Post
    the longer you sand the less you have to buff, i polish a lot of aluminum and stainless and find it quicker for me to spend more time on the sanding than on the buffing, i routinely take the metal to 1000 grit and sometimes 2000 before i start to buff, seems faster in the long run for me. just my .02
    Yes, and as Michigan said, start on 400 or, IMO better, 600 grit, unless you are removing deep scratches.
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    Moon's or Lightning's a I've done buff in nothing flat, the aluminum is dead soft.
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    Blast and powder coat them is an option too. You never said what there made of or else I missed that, wich is truely possible in my condition.
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    Paint them black and forget about them

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    The tanks and straps are aluminum. I was going to go for a chrome like appearance on the tanks with powder coated straps.
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    Log off and go float, hang in the party coves, Show and shine on the trailer, fill up the boat, wax it, v-drive, jet, outdrive, and if you got a canoe and your reading this, you sir, need to phucking upgrade.

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    Never Again!

    It took most of today to just do one tank. I started with 600 then 800,1000,1200 wet, 2500 wet (I usually over kill things)

    I must say i like the results.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle View Post
    Log off and go float, hang in the party coves, Show and shine on the trailer, fill up the boat, wax it, v-drive, jet, outdrive, and if you got a canoe and your reading this, you sir, need to phucking upgrade.

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