Compound and waxed by a professional

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Blueone, Feb 23, 2018.

  1. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member

    984
    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    This year I decided to have the boat professionally compounded, polished and waxed... I just didn't have the time this year. A friend recommended the company so that helped. The results to me are incredible... He finished today and sent me a few pics. I couldn't be happier with the results... Come on spring!!



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  2. Charlesoceanone

    Charlesoceanone Member

    71
    Dec 14, 2014
    Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
    2009 52DB
    QSM11
    Looks nice! Nothing nicer than a black polished hull. Now what the secret to keep it that way⚓️
     
  3. Fly'n Family

    Fly'n Family Active Member

    571
    Sep 19, 2013
    TX / CO
    2002 Cruisers Yachts 3870
    2003 Boston Whaler Sport 130 w/40 hp Merc
    Twin 425hp Crusaders
    Looks fantastic!!!
     
  4. Fly'n Family

    Fly'n Family Active Member

    571
    Sep 19, 2013
    TX / CO
    2002 Cruisers Yachts 3870
    2003 Boston Whaler Sport 130 w/40 hp Merc
    Twin 425hp Crusaders
    Imron or Awlgrip...
     
  5. Ezsteps

    Ezsteps Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    378
    Nov 14, 2015
    Lake St. Clair-- Michigan
    1999 400 Sundancer, YL310 Zodiac
    7.4 Mercuisers Horizons 380 hp ea., 9.9 hp Mercury
    20170426_195346.jpg 20170426_195321.jpg Looks awesome. .... I have mine done every year by a professional. He just seems to have an art for it and I don't. I have done all my previous boats, but none of them looked as good as my current 99'. The PO said he had it done every year and it shines like crazy so I wasn't about to screw it up trying myself. 20170426_195346.jpg
     
  6. Great Lakes

    Great Lakes Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    314
    Oct 11, 2016
    Lake St. Clair (MacRay Harbor)
    2005 390 Sundancer
    GHS Platform
    Bow/Stern Thrusters
    8.1
    Looks great! Having mine done in a couple weeks
     
  7. Krazzeeddie

    Krazzeeddie Member

    42
    Sep 21, 2017
    Michigan, Lake Saint Clair
    370 Sundancer, 1993
    Avon Rib, Merc 15hp
    Baja 240 Sport, For fun.
    454 Merc... V Drives
    Seems there are a couple of us on Lake St. Clair in this thread who are you guys using? I just don't have time for either of my boats this year.

    Ed
     
  8. BOB TYSON

    BOB TYSON Member SILVER Sponsor

    122
    Oct 5, 2017
    currently boatless.
    Cobalts 272,252,222
    Sea Ray 390 Express
    Chris Craft 21
    boatless
    wow! nothing like having a proffessional so the work.
     
  9. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island.
    2005 500DB
    QSM11's,
    Honda 30HP
    Sea Doo 90 HP H.O.
    She looks fantastic, do you know what product they used?
     
  10. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member

    984
    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    It is original gel coat dark blue
     
  11. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member

    984
    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Ed I sent you Rick's contact.. My boat is up in Algonac my friends boat is down at the bottom of the Detroit river... So he travels quite a distance
     
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  12. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member

    984
    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Looks really good... I get what you say about doing it yourself ...it just doesn't look as good compared to someone in that business
     
  13. Great Lakes

    Great Lakes Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    314
    Oct 11, 2016
    Lake St. Clair (MacRay Harbor)
    2005 390 Sundancer
    GHS Platform
    Bow/Stern Thrusters
    8.1
    Blueone, not to take over thread...how do you like the harbor club for storage
     
  14. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member

    984
    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    This is my second winter up there. The people are great. You definetly need to cover your boat to protect it from bird droppings and small leaks from the roof and a lot of dust. I wish the hours were longer they are 9-4.. You can sneak in at 8:00 but a lot of times 4:00 is just too soon.. Pricing is more reasonable then most on St Clair... And it was easy to get in where a lot of indoor has a waiting list.
    It is a bit out of the way and I always seem to be myself when the boat comes out or goes in storage and that's a logistic issue with your car. I use Safe ride Sue to pick me up down on Clinton river and drive me up to the boat that day and it works out. The Beauregards of Colony Marine own it and they are good people so you have no worries there.
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2018
  15. Great Lakes

    Great Lakes Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    314
    Oct 11, 2016
    Lake St. Clair (MacRay Harbor)
    2005 390 Sundancer
    GHS Platform
    Bow/Stern Thrusters
    8.1
    Logistical nightmare for me as well

    I use a small local guy for detailing needs. Good guy and details my boat like it's his own boat. I'll have it done again mid summer too. Takes care of me on price. Win Win
     
  16. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member

    984
    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Safe ride Sue is your answer there. I spent a week up there last winter in an interesting motel ...working on the boat.. Painting the bottom and waxing, fixing things etc. so I was in every bar in Algonac for lunch and dinner over that week... In every men's bathroom was Safe ride Sue's phone number.. So when it came time to figure out how was I going to get the car issue figured out... I called Sue... She is pretty proud of the fact her phone number is in every men's bathroom....pretty funny... So I asked her how much does she charge ...she says $10 a town. I said how many towns to Clinton... She said 7... She has been driving me back and forth ever since.
     
  17. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member

    984
    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    They used:
    3M Imperial with a white pad
    3M Finesse It with a yellow pad
    Collinite paste wax
     
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  18. Ezsteps

    Ezsteps Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    378
    Nov 14, 2015
    Lake St. Clair-- Michigan
    1999 400 Sundancer, YL310 Zodiac
    7.4 Mercuisers Horizons 380 hp ea., 9.9 hp Mercury
    I use a guy name Joe 586-484-8488. He is partners with Ken at Michigan Boat Works. I call him in December and get on his schedule. Then I'll call him in the spring and let him know when the shrink is coming off and my launch date and he has it done. He also includes cockpit detail and clean/condition the seats.

    He tells me that he looks at every boat he does and picks/mixes products depending on condition. In otherwords, not giving away his secret.

    I keep my boat outside at Beacon Cove under shrink. I said to myself when I bought the 400 that I'll take the money I save on inside storage and have it wheeled every year. I would love to be in inside heated but they cram the boats in so tight that you almost can't work on them like I can outside and I don't have to worry about the hours of operation.
     
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  19. northern

    northern Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    West coast Vancouver to Alaska
    380 Aft Cabin 1989 GPS and Charts by Nobeltec
    Twin 454 strait shaft
    Looks very good
    What did it cost
     
  20. Krazzeeddie

    Krazzeeddie Member

    42
    Sep 21, 2017
    Michigan, Lake Saint Clair
    370 Sundancer, 1993
    Avon Rib, Merc 15hp
    Baja 240 Sport, For fun.
    454 Merc... V Drives
    Back in the early 90's I used Michigan Boat for detailing and shrink wrap because my nephew worked for Ken, I heard these days though unless he shrink wraps your boat he won't wheel it. Is that true? They always did great work.
     

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