My Friend Mike Brown challenged me to work some magic on my 30+ year old GelCoat, and at the Bartlett opener - Kevin (Hotfish) said with a bit of work, my boat could look like his...one of the cleanest original gelcoats iv seen, '79 if I remember correct. Mike Brown is a Pro and I can honestly say I was speechless with the finished product.
Pictures dont do justice!!!Top left and middle are before..
I'm sure Kevin told you it has to be kept up, or it'll go to hell in a handbag after just a few outings............
If you let it go, it'll haze and have to be wet sanded or buffed again and it's surprising how fast it can happen. Everytime it gets wet sanded and/or buffed you're loosing a layer of gel.
Kev is very disciplined when it comes to keeping his boat up which is why it looks like it does.
I wasn't very disciplined. Consequently wet sanded and buffed my old Kachina a bunch of times. Had I kept up with maintenance, a good wash and wax would've kept it looking good and there'd be a lot more gelcoat on it today.
Last edited by Squirtcha?; 04-23-2011 at 09:33 AM.