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    The Gel on the Carrera is getting nice and cloudy. I want to wetsand and buff it. Any recommendations? How much will I be spending for a 20 foot closed bow? Can I do it myself with no experience?

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    Quote Originally Posted by back2k5 View Post
    The Gel on the Carrera is getting nice and cloudy. I want to wetsand and buff it. Any recommendations? How much will I be spending for a 20 foot closed bow? Can I do it myself with no experience?

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    It's a job and you can do it! I had a Howard flat that I did and it poped out when I sanded and buffed! The fade will come back in time! Take your time and it will shine! WT


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    Just give it a very thorough wash job with 1000 grit, rinse that off, do it again with 1500 grit, rinse that off, and once again with 2000 grit then you are ready to buff! I know its not the best out there, but I had really good luck buffing mine using the 3M Marine Wax & Polish! Wax it at least 3 times a year to keep moisture in the gel and the cloudiness should stay away! You'll be amazed at the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Widetrack View Post
    It's a job and you can do it! I had a Howard flat that I did and it poped out when I sanded and buffed! The fade will come back in time! Take your time and it will shine! WT
    Quote Originally Posted by towman3500hd View Post
    Just give it a very thorough wash job with 1000 grit, rinse that off, do it again with 1500 grit, rinse that off, and once again with 2000 grit then you are ready to buff! I know its not the best out there, but I had really good luck buffing mine using the 3M Marine Wax & Polish! Wax it at least 3 times a year to keep moisture in the gel and the cloudiness should stay away! You'll be amazed at the difference.
    x2 ...except i'd skip the 1000 grit step and got straight to 1500.

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    Before putting sand paper to your boat, I would try a more conservative route.

    I had the same issue with my Hallett when I bought it. I went to West Marine and bought the Meguires 3 stage fiberglass restoration kit.

    It worked great for me, I was rather cautious about putting sand paper to my boat. It can't hurt to try this before putting sand paper to your rig IN MY OPINION.


    http://www.meguiarsdirect.com/detail/MEG+M4965

    Good luck! You will need at least a 12 pack for this job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick View Post
    Before putting sand paper to your boat, I would try a more conservative route.

    I had the same issue with my Hallett when I bought it. I went to West Marine and bought the Meguires 3 stage fiberglass restoration kit.

    It worked great for me, I was rather cautious about putting sand paper to my boat. It can't hurt to try this before putting sand paper to your rig IN MY OPINION.


    http://www.meguiarsdirect.com/detail/MEG+M4965

    Good luck! You will need at least a 12 pack for this job.
    That stuff is pricey

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    Quote Originally Posted by back2k5 View Post
    That stuff is pricey
    everything to do with owning a boat is pricey!

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    The entire boats needs to be wet sanded? Usually only bad stuff where the glass is not smooth should be wet sanded, I just did a few areas of our boat this weekend that I had been neglecting for years. I color sanded with 1400 and then went to 2000. I mixed a little dish soap with the water. Once I was done sanding I used Maguires fine cut and glaze to buff the boat. It now looks like new. If its just cloudy you will be amazed what Maguires Professional products will do.
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    Ill give the Maguires a shot first

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick View Post
    Before putting sand paper to your boat, I would try a more conservative route.

    I had the same issue with my Hallett when I bought it. I went to West Marine and bought the Meguires 3 stage fiberglass restoration kit.

    It worked great for me, I was rather cautious about putting sand paper to my boat. It can't hurt to try this before putting sand paper to your rig IN MY OPINION.


    http://www.meguiarsdirect.com/detail/MEG+M4965

    Good luck! You will need at least a 12 pack for this job.
    just did my boat with this stuff it works really well

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    Check this out.. This was with 2000 grit and some real good 3M restore wax.
    Just one day at the house not really done in the pic.
    The boat was out side for 3 years??Cost maybe 100 bucks you do the work.

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    nice

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