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    cleaning fiberglass.....

    Hi I have a 96 SL780. After I remove the registration number form the pervious owner. the Number stay on the hull.... well you know. the number part is pure white and the hull is a little yellow after so many years. I am thinking of buffing it with wax. but i have question.
    How to i retore it to it original pure while color and also, i like the original SL780 sticker on it. will buffing remove the sticker??? if so, is there other way to wax it??? thanks


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    You can use a light gelcoat safe rubbing compound. I've even used some very fine grit sandpaper and then finished it off with a fresh coat of wax.

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    Power buffer and polishing compound did the trick for me.

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    will the original sticker deco be affected? I would love to keep the oringinal deco.

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    According to how yellow the hull is you may have to wet sand it as bgaidan said. Its kind of a toss up to tell you the truth, because sometimes you will not be able to make it match even after sanding. I sanded an entire Bayliner one time and it still had differences in the color but came out great overall. Just remember, when you sand you are removing several layers of gel coat so dont over do it. I would bet that on a 1996 you will never get it entirely out. Use 2000 grit wet sand paper with a sanding block (no hand behind the paper as you will cut uneven) as gel is very soft. Then, polish it out with a power buffer (circular not radom orbital). One thing to note is after you do this, it will try to oxidize on you so be prepared to keep wax on it to maintain the finish.

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    "Gel Gloss" found at any hardware or automotive store.

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    thanks for the info. so how do i avoid the deco?

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    Let us know how that "Gel Gloss" works out for you. If your applying by hand, it should not hurt the decals. If you are doing it with a circular buffer, just be easy around them. The more you buff the more heat is produced thus the adhesive heating up and letting go.

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    ok, i will give the Gel Gloss a try and post the result. I want to advance auto parts today and they don't have it, i guess i will have to order it online. Or anyone can tell me where to get it locally?

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