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    Buffing Hull Scratches from Beaching?

    Was looking at another 2008 RXPX that has been beached several times. It has less then 20 hours on it so its not to bad. What is the best way to buff the scratches out? I tried to search but mainly only saw posts on repairs, not just buffing the gel coat. Not sure what compounds or polish to use either. Any help is appreciated, thanks


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    How severe? You can probably just let it go as is. These things happen.

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    Not to bad, I just like to keep the hull nice and shiny. I usually do not beach them. So if I can buff it out I will do it.

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    I've been watching color sanding videos to learn.

    I also bough a Rupes polisher which are the best.

    I was going to use 3000 grit on my Rupes to start then polish out.

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    Collect as many scratches as you can! Breaks up the surface tension Take 60grit to the bottom. I could also make you feel better by showing you the scratches on my hull!

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    Rough hull is a fast hull

    Old speed boat racers would even go so far as to put little blobs of polyurethane on the bottom of the hull to break the surface tension
    Broken water is aerated
    Which means less water per volume
    Which means less water touching your hull
    Which means less friction trying to slow you down

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    So dragging your boat on gravel will gain you more speed?

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    So dragging your boat on gravel will gain you more speed?
    Yes, as long as it still floats, lol

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    If your fingernail catches in the scratch it will not buff. Not knicks over it but actually catches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superjetpilot View Post
    I've been watching color sanding videos to learn.

    I also bough a Rupes polisher which are the best.

    I was going to use 3000 grit on my Rupes to start then polish out.
    Those Rupes polishers are pretty nice. Makes things quick and easy with there compounds!

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