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    Badly oxidized red hull. What would you use/do?

    Just like it says, 2001 gtx saltwater ski red in color. Gelcoat is in rough condition. Wax helps brighten it a bit but sniffin around to see what has worked for everyone else as you guys have more experience than I do. Appreciate the input.
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    I have been using "Meguires" marine products for years with great success. I purchase a 3 stage kit. Start with Liquid Oxidation Remover, then a Liquid Polish, and finish with Carnuba Wax. Looks amazing when done. A little elbow grease...but will last most of the season.

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    This past weekend i just took a took car buffer to it with some oxidation remover...worked ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by ppkarnezis View Post
    Just like it says, 2001 gtx saltwater ski red in color. Gelcoat is in rough condition. Wax helps brighten it a bit but sniffin around to see what has worked for everyone else as you guys have more experience than I do. Appreciate the input.
    Wet sand then buff it can look like new

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    Dan725 you wet sanding with 600 or higher. This thing is rough but I do not want to go through the gel coat.

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    a proper polish with compound, heavy compound if necessary, then light compound, then wax.
    will make it look like new, the plastics and seat covers are a diiferent story, but they are renewable as well, a few tricks to make those look like new too

    the gelcoat is very thick compared to a cars paint finish, so theres some good depth to polish off and reveal like new color underneath

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    3M makes a marine polish that works great. Anything you use will make your arms burn by the time you're done, but it is worth it. I brought back a GTX that was almost white. Saw it a year later and it still looked really good. The new owner only did a wax job twice during that year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ppkarnezis View Post
    Dan725 you wet sanding with 600 or higher. This thing is rough but I do not want to go through the gel coat.
    your safe if you start with 600 grit its just quicker. If your good with a buffer you can take it from thier. The more time the more shine although I never have the time for mine
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    Quote Originally Posted by dan725 View Post
    your safe if you start with 600 grit its just quicker. If your good with a buffer you can take it from thier. The more time the more shine although I never have the time for mine
    Then wet sand with 1500, then 2000. Then use a finishing compound. Then wax...it will look brand-new.

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    I have used StarBrite marine rubbing compund (which is in a red bottle) and followed up with StarBrite marine polish (blue bottle) with excellent results. If you were to go that route but want a finer rubbing compound after the heavy stuff, Turtlewax makes a polish in a white tub for dirt cheap and is a light compound/polish. I use it on the headlights on my truck and it always brings them back up to have great clarity. But I would def. reccomend the StarBrite line first based on the success that I have had with them.

    http://www.starbrite.com/prodcatalog...%26%20Coatings
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