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    Any way to remove this junk?

    It bugs the crap outta me and I want it gone. Will wet sanding and buffing take care if it? It's not that deep but you can definitely feel the groves. Or do I have to buy a gelcoat repair kit...
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    You can minimize the visibility of the scratches by wet sanding and buffing, but won't get rid of them completely.

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    That trailer isn't helping minimize those scratches at all.

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    before you decided to wet stand and buff and try to remove those scratches i would remove the ski from the trailer and replace the bunks and any rollers with new ones. that is half of your problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by suke View Post
    You can minimize the visibility of the scratches by wet sanding and buffing, but won't get rid of them completely.
    suke how would you wet sand? what grit? go back and forth? or side to side?

    i have similar scratches but no where near as bad.. but it still bothers me haha

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    i've heard that the rule of thumb is if you run your fingernail across it and it catches your nail you cant completly remove the scratch.

    I would wetsand starting with maybe 1200 grit and then move up to 1800, then compound it and finally wax it to bring the shine back. its kind of hard to tell how deep the scratches are from the picture but if you feel like your working forever with the 1200 you could go lower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattydipps View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by suke View Post
    You can minimize the visibility of the scratches by wet sanding and buffing, but won't get rid of them completely.
    suke how would you wet sand? what grit? go back and forth? or side to side?

    i have similar scratches but no where near as bad.. but it still bothers me haha
    I go back and forth one direction, then back and forth in a perpendicular direction to the first way with the next lower grit. Once the scratches from the first wetsand are no longer visible you're ready for buffing. If the scratch isn't that bad then you could just try buffing. You'd be surprised what you could buff out.

    Quote Originally Posted by CJ's gpr View Post
    i've heard that the rule of thumb is if you run your fingernail across it and it catches your nail you cant completly remove the scratch.

    I would wetsand starting with maybe 1200 grit and then move up to 1800, then compound it and finally wax it to bring the shine back. its kind of hard to tell how deep the scratches are from the picture but if you feel like your working forever with the 1200 you could go lower.
    Yup if you can catch your fingernail there is no way you're getting it out with any amount of wetsanding/buffing. At least not without limiting how much gel you have left to work with. However, buffing still can hide those scratches.

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