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snapper26
Member since Nov 2015
409 posts

Heavily oxidized boat?
What are your guys advice?

Do you guys wet sand over 1000 before compound?

Any choice on what compound to use?

Do you use wool or foam for the compound?

I am use to the polish and wax, just never started with a boat this bad.


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Mandeville
Member since Sep 2013
2623 posts

re: Heavily oxidized boat?
3M Restoring Wax
Thank me later


Tbooux
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re: Heavily oxidized boat?
I wet sanded mine with 3000 grit, buffed with 3M rubbing compound then put two coats of wax. Was alot of work but came out looking like new!


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Gene Taylor
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Austin, Texas
Member since Sep 2017
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re: Heavily oxidized boat?
www.polyshieldproducts.com


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bbvdd
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Memphis, TN
Member since Jun 2009
17839 posts

re: Heavily oxidized boat?
Before you wet sand try using rubbing compound and a buffer.

If that doesn’t cut it then wet sand, rubbing compound with buffer, the wax with buffer.


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Dlawnboy
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Member since May 2008
643 posts

re: Heavily oxidized boat?
I just did this on my boat. I bought Flitz with the 5 in buffing ball and sealer. That side of the boat gets hit with the sun pretty hard. Flitz

Before:
Image: https://i.postimg.cc/dtDLDyMS/boat-1.jpg


After:
Image: https://i.postimg.cc/8P3svzNk/boat-2.jpg



I B Freeman
Member since Oct 2009
22804 posts

re: Heavily oxidized boat?
google "acid washing boats". I know you can get yellow stains off with the various acids in some of these boat products. There are several threads out there on using muriatic acid but you got to be very careful with that.


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WHODAT514
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Livingston
Member since Mar 2012
1761 posts

re: Heavily oxidized boat?
quote:

3M Restoring Wax


I detail boats and cars on the side and this is hands down the best product ive used..ill post a pic of a before an after of a boat I did.

3m marine products are amazing.


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WHODAT514
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Livingston
Member since Mar 2012
1761 posts

re: Heavily oxidized boat?
nice frontier! the official OB bay boat. I and a few others on here own one


swift
Member since Jul 2019
632 posts

re: Heavily oxidized boat?
Looks great.

Bookmarked the post for future reference.


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WHODAT514
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Livingston
Member since Mar 2012
1761 posts

re: Heavily oxidized boat?
Image: https://i.imgur.com/MBlRzSk.jpg

Image: https://i.imgur.com/UYgsg2C.jpg

Image: https://i.imgur.com/Vg6vOmv.jpg

Image: https://i.imgur.com/EoNRgfF.jpg


This is a boat i recently did for a buddy who guides out of it and it gets a lot of abuse. I brought the shine back to the hull and the console as well.

3m is good stuff


DTRooster
LSU Fan
Dtown, La
Member since Dec 2013
5145 posts

re: Heavily oxidized boat?
So you just use it with a buffer? One side of my boat could use freshening


4WHLN
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re: Heavily oxidized boat?
THE PRODUCER!!!


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WHODAT514
New Orleans Saints Fan
Livingston
Member since Mar 2012
1761 posts

re: Heavily oxidized boat?
Yes i use a da buffer, you can use an orbital buffer as well, wool pads and a microfiber to remove it. Gelcoat is forgiving compared to a car clear coat.

This 3m restorer is easy to use i also went back over the boat with a marine collinite wax


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DMAN1968
Member since Apr 2019
524 posts

re: Heavily oxidized boat?
I used the foam pads for a 7 inch orbital after I took the old decals off my boat. You could easily see the color difference after 14 years of having them on there. Those pads and some buffing/rubbing compound has it looking new and like they were never there.

Edit: Foam pads from Harbor Freight.
This post was edited on 8/7 at 4:47 pm


snapper26
Member since Nov 2015
409 posts

re: Heavily oxidized boat?
I got to spend some time on a test spot last night.

Unless i want to compound the same area 7 times its going to be wet sanding.

Maybe if it was a white boat it wouldn't need it but the colored hull sides need that 1000 grit to knock off the heavy layer.

The top side is going to be fine with just compound, polish, and wax.

I guess this old boat hasn't had any wax in the last 15 years.


bayouvette
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Raceland
Member since Oct 2005
1741 posts

re: Heavily oxidized boat?
do some test spots but you are gonna need more aggressive grit than 3000.

russell marine products has a pretty good vid on youtube.


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Elusiveporpi
LSU Fan
Below I-10
Member since Feb 2011
2035 posts

re: Heavily oxidized boat?
this is what i used on my heavily oxidated boat. worked great. used a 7 in buffer. then go down to a polish/wax


Image: https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/wcsstore/CVWEB/staticproductimage//N3306/large/10027610_mgr_m4916_pri_larg.jpg


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Pepperidge
LSU Fan
Slidell
Member since Apr 2011
3799 posts

re: Heavily oxidized boat?
I just did some work on our Seadoo (Red over Black) and had both the 3m restorer wax and collonite restorer wax

The 3m worked better on the upper 1/2 that was red and more oxidized, but wasn't as good on the black lower 1/2 which the collonite did a better job on...go figure!

Still could use a bit more work on both 1/2's, but I'm thinking I'm not getting it close to factory new without some wet sanding.


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down time
Member since Oct 2013
421 posts

re: Heavily oxidized boat?
Presta gel coat compound with the matching pad from them.

Variable speed rotary buffer. Dewalt is good.

Dampen the surface and make a 2 x 2 foot test spot


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