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    I had to see what was under the orange. Looks like I got lucky. The original gel is in as good a shape as the white. It has a few little nicks and dings but so does the rest of the boat. I still need to do the starboard side and pull the rub rail and strip under it but it's getting there.

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    So far this is the only bad spot.



    I plan to run some vinyl similar to this to cover the bad spot. I will flip the Indian head on the port side so he faces forward and replace the word "Service" with "Power" or "400 Cu In" or "6.6 Litre"
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    Are you wet sanding or?I want to do my boat this summer and not quite sure how I'm gonna do it.D/A or wet sand

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    Step 1 - Klean Strip fiberglass paint stripper
    Step 2 - 400 wet paper (by hand)
    Step 3 - 1000 wet paper (by hand)
    Step 4 - Turtle wax green compound (low speed polisher)
    Step 5 - Meguire's #49 oxidation remover (low speed polisher)
    Step 6 - wax it (by hand)


    This worked for me. You mileage may vary. I know there are a lot of pros out there that frown on some of the products I used. It was what I had and it worked well for me. The 400 is a little aggressive but it made short work of what the stripper left behind. The stripper is water clean up.

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    what made you attempt this project? Done with the orange or did you have some scratches that revealed a blue underneath?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Last Mohican View Post
    I had to see what was under the orange. Looks like I got lucky. The original gel is in as good a shape as the white. It has a few little nicks and dings but so does the rest of the boat. I still need to do the starboard side and pull the rub rail and strip under it but it's getting there.

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    So far this is the only bad spot.



    I plan to run some vinyl similar to this to cover the bad spot. I will flip the Indian head on the port side so he faces forward and replace the word "Service" with "Power" or "400 Cu In" or "6.6 Litre"
    That pretty damn Handsom Bud !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ka0tyk View Post
    what made you attempt this project? Done with the orange or did you have some scratches that revealed a blue underneath?
    The orange was pretty dinged up. I figured either I find something acceptable underneath or it would be a good start on my first attempt at painting a boat. The condition of the blue is much better than the orange was. Guess my first paint project is gonna have to wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    That pretty damn Handsom Bud !!
    Thanks Tom

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    That looks alot like mine! Lots of hard work is paying off for you! Great job!
    [IMG][/IMG] WT


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    Quote Originally Posted by Widetrack View Post
    That looks alot like mine! Lots of hard work is paying off for you! Great job!
    [IMG][/IMG] WT
    Thanks. I did the three scallops. For the price of mine I'll settle for one though.

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    All done except for under the rub rail.






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    Looks very good! I like the boat this way better! Good job! WT


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    Worlds better!! Lucky you

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    I want to take this, back to this...

    I'm prepared to do what you did, and possibly a coat of clear to bring back the shine. Guess it just depends on how it was done in the first place.... I'm also hoping that I can keep some things that were hand painted on.....
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