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    fine scratches in black gel coat

    I had some spots on ski so I tried compound to take um out, now I have fine scratch on the top of my bow! I know gel coat is diffrent than paint, is there anything I can do, looks bad


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    What kind of compound did you use?

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    3m marine

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    When all else fails, find a decal that will cover it.

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    Funny.. I did the same thing.. Find a cleaner/scratch removing wax without the grit and you can polish it out!!

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    Use 2000 grit sandpaper if the scratches are more than just hairlike scratches and then follow up with swirl mark remover from either Meguire's or Mother's.

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    has anybody tried a high speed wheel

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    Ive tried a green wheel nice, very nice, indeed. Serious Go 1500 grit 2 g you will be sanding for ever and can cut that work time down by useing 1000 grit then 1500 or even 600 followed by 1000 should be plenty good.If that dosent do it time to refinish.

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    You have scratches because you used a coarse compound and black really shows the scratches. You need to follow up with a finer polishing compound, then a polish, then wax. 3M has a trifecta system that is available at auto paint supply stores that works well. Meguires also has excellent products that will work. You shouldn't need to sand at all with 1500 or 2000 if the scratches are only from the rubbing compound. You just need to keep rubbing with finer polishing grits until the scrathes are gone. A buffing wheel with a foam pad works great or just good old elbow grease with a polishing cloth or soft cotton rag. Next time use a very fine polishing compound to remove spots, not a coarse rubbing compound.

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