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    Follow up on faded red stirpe

    Thought you guys would like to see a follow up on my faded red stripe thread on my 18. Actually got it looking pretty good with some 3M Color Gloss Restorer designed for use on gelcoats and a random orbital buffer. Not sure how long it will stay shiny but it looks pretty good for now. Thanks for all the recommendations. Boat goes in tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!
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    I'm assuming that the 3M Color Gloss Restorer product is totally different than what your detail guy used on it last year?
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    Now just maintain it and things will be fine.

    Ken

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    You could add an additional layer of cover over the stripe......something that completely blocks the sun.
    I keep my red Donzi inside. Seems to work well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Guimond View Post
    I'm assuming that the 3M Color Gloss Restorer product is totally different than what your detail guy used on it last year?
    He actually wet sanded it and then buffed it out with some kind of a product more aligned with work on base coat/clear coat car finishes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHACHI View Post
    Now just maintain it and things will be fine.

    Ken
    Ken, I hope so. I am pretty particular with my cars and boat but the sun just beats on this thing all day long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcarter View Post
    You could add an additional layer of cover over the stripe......something that completely blocks the sun.
    I keep my red Donzi inside. Seems to work well.
    George, I may keep it covered. It's just hard to get a cover on it while it's up on the lift. Wish we could have those little houses for the lift but it just won't work in the Northeast. Everything gets pulled in the fall or it will freeze up and be destroyed.

    What product do you guys like to keep the shine? I have tried car products as well as 303 Aerospace Protectant.
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    Collinite Insulator Wax keeps my boat shiney.

    Ken

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    [QUOTE=Capevettes;663656]George, I may keep it covered. It's just hard to get a cover on it while it's up on the lift. Wish we could have those little houses for the lift but it just won't work in the Northeast. Everything gets pulled in the fall or it will freeze up and be destroyed.

    I think it is obvious which is the before and what is the after.

    This happen in February. the wind really kicked up and drove the river ice into the structure.

    Twisted 8" "I" beams like a pretzel.

    This boat house is a thousand feet from mine. I have the protection of the bay.

    Ken
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHACHI View Post
    Collinite Insulator Wax keeps my boat shiney.

    Ken
    Thanks Ken. I will try to find some.

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    [QUOTE=CHACHI;663658]
    Quote Originally Posted by Capevettes View Post
    George, I may keep it covered. It's just hard to get a cover on it while it's up on the lift. Wish we could have those little houses for the lift but it just won't work in the Northeast. Everything gets pulled in the fall or it will freeze up and be destroyed.

    I think it is obvious which is the before and what is the after.

    This happen in February. the wind really kicked up and drove the river ice into the structure.

    Twisted 8" "I" beams like a pretzel.

    This boat house is a thousand feet from mine. I have the protection of the bay.

    Ken
    Wow. That took a serious beating. I'm pretty wide open where I am. We get alot of wind and some winters the ice is 3 feet thick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHACHI View Post
    Collinite Insulator Wax keeps my boat shiney.

    Ken
    Just ordered some from AutoGeek. Looks like great stuff. I want it to stay shiny

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