Cleaning and polishing a pals new boat.

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Cleaning and polishing a pals new boat.

Postby Spearsy » Sun Aug 01, 2010 3:09 pm

Well without wasting anytime I got cracking on the wash stage, wow this was tough but after 5 hours of washing and scrubbing I managed to get it something like. Then I began the long painful task of cutting the gelcoat back ready for the final buffing stage. After 11 hours on day one I managed to complete one side of the hull with the cutting stage ?PHEW my whole body aches????lol

Here she is
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Black staining on the hull
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Severe yellow staining on the lower part of the hull
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It gets worst towards the rear end
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This area was a night mare at the rear where the twin motors sit, very awkward.
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The Envy brush always comes in handy.
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Making good progress
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Removed the remains of a sticker
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More grime under where the steps lie
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On to the upper areas
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A bug sponge came in really handy to agitate the grime
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Top area looking good now
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Stage 1 buffing commences
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Good 50/50 shots
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I needed this one
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Starting to look something like
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Get ready for day two and three combined if I don?t collapse before hand?..lol

Thanks for looking !

Tony

Day 2

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The star man himself ?????lol
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Before
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After
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Whilst I was there it was the return of Clipper 2009-10, great looking yachts.
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Day 3


At least it has been taken of the low loader and sat on blocks to the left. Another boat just lifted out of the water, the owner was only 24 and had just paid 99k for this one and owned 2 others.
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Coming up very nice.
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Shows a good before and after.
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One handed buffing is a real killer.
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Another 50/50 shot
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Thanks for looking!

Tony
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Postby sambaman » Sun Aug 01, 2010 6:49 pm

half a job harry from what you did on my fairline.....i certainly wouldnt use you again.....or recommend you
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Postby enterprise » Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:44 pm

Menzerna power gloss looks to do the business, how much pressure and what speed did you run the rotary at to achieve the results, did you use a paste wax to finish off?

Excellent detailing, that boat sure did need it.
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Postby ajay » Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:37 pm

hi Tony,

Nice job!

Whats the stuff you're applying by brush?

I wont believe its strongbow ;)

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Postby Spearsy » Mon Aug 02, 2010 5:26 pm

Medium pressure applied at 1000rpm, power gloss was mixed with power finish, then A Glaze applied, a wax will not have the durability that a sealant will give.

Thanks
Tony

enterprise wrote:Menzerna power gloss looks to do the business, how much pressure and what speed did you run the rotary at to achieve the results, did you use a paste wax to finish off?

Excellent detailing, that boat sure did need it.
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Postby Spearsy » Mon Aug 02, 2010 5:29 pm

Hi Ajay

Tfr was used with the brush to remove all the grime :wink:

Cheers

Tony
ajay wrote:hi Tony,

Nice job!

Whats the stuff you're applying by brush?

I wont believe its strongbow ;)

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Postby enterprise » Mon Aug 02, 2010 6:09 pm

Thanks for that,
I guess that TFR = Traffic film remover? and so your main business would be vehicle valet? which would explain the Menzerna use instead of the mainstream 3M or Farecla boaty equivalents.
What dilution is required for the TFR, I can get this stuff from work so would be interested in the best dilution ratio.

Still, looks to have done an excellent job but not sure why you used the A Glaze treatment to finish, to my mind it would hide imperfections in the finish anyway.
Could a hard wax like Collonite 885 be as good without the need for the A Glaze?

One thing Iv'e always wondered with A Glaze, and I hope you can answer this is what happens to the areas of high wear, like fender scuffing and rope abrasion?, is it just a case of repairing the sealant/coating in the area of wear or does it have to be blended back in to the surrounding coat, almost like matching paint?

Many thanks for your replies, it's great to be able to ask someone in the know. :)
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Postby ajay » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:03 pm

Hi Tony,

I used A-glaze its very good, Clive from A-Glaze gives a 10% discount to forumites which helps a little, although you sound like you're in the trade anyway.

I thought the shine was too much from a compound alone.

Probably like the other viewers I thought you found a miracle polish in the Menzerna ;)

Andy, high wear areas with A-glaze you just periodically clean with the provided pre-treatment (a mild compound) then apply glaze to the area. Usually high wear you would apply 3-4coats aglaze anyway. Areas like the bathing platform. Theres no colour matching, Aglaze is transparent, has the consistency of petrol and a few drops covers a wide area. Its very easy to apply, you just got to make sure ur boat is perfectly clean / compounded prior to sealing it.
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