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Is there an easier way to get rid of oxidation other than a buffer and rubbing compound? The bottom of my boat is a bit oxidized. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
 

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Buffer & Polish or wetsanding is the only way.

Use a good buffer ... and a good polish ... and you'll be fine :thumbsup
 

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I have done lots of boats. some aggressive compound and a rotary with a wool pad makes pretty quick work. look into meguiars new marine compound #91
 

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ok thanks guys. I've been using a buffer and some rubbing compound but it is not very aggressive. A little nervous to get the aggressive compound after it. I'll keep plugging away at it just did,t seem like I was getting anwhere with what I was doing.
 

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Does anybody know an easier way.

You might be using compound that is too aggressive. No rubbing compound will give you a shine. Only a polishing compound and then wax will do that. Bearing down too hard with a high speed buffing wheel while using a rubbing compound can end in disaster, cutting right down to the primer or worse. Always begin with a mild polishing compound. If you see lots of paint or clear coat residue on the buffing pad, you know you don't need more aggressive grit. Never use more aggressive grit than you need. Finish with a mild polishing compound, then several coats of a good carnauba wax. Sometimes it is a lot easier and quicker to just wet sand the faded area with 360 or 400 grit wet/dry paper, then apply 2 or 3 coats of clear coat with hardener in it. Looks brand new then.
 

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You might be using compound that is too aggressive. No rubbing compound will give you a shine. Only a polishing compound and then wax will do that. Bearing down too hard with a high speed buffing wheel while using a rubbing compound can end in disaster, cutting right down to the primer or worse. Always begin with a mild polishing compound. If you see lots of paint or clear coat residue on the buffing pad, you know you don't need more aggressive grit. Never use more aggressive grit than you need. Finish with a mild polishing compound, then several coats of a good carnauba wax. Sometimes it is a lot easier and quicker to just wet sand the faded area with 360 or 400 grit wet/dry paper, then apply 2 or 3 coats of clear coat with hardener in it. Looks brand new then.
have you ever compounded a boat? they have gelcoat, not clearcoat. even after using a heavy compound, gelcoat will still look very good. you can usually go from a compound right to a wax on a boat. Id post pics of boats ive done with just compound and wax but Its probably not needed.
 
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