Spring Polishing has begun

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Blueone, Feb 23, 2021.

  1. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    My first day today to start the compound, polish and wax journey... Trying something new to compound with and it is working very well so far...Pic is just compounding. I am here for the rest of the week...I am doing the whole boat so I have a long haul ahead
    Just finished washing my pads in the hotel room :).... now to find a restaurant

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  2. Jeremygavin

    Jeremygavin Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Mar 6, 2012
    Cape Cod, MA
    2011 520 Sedan Bridge
    2016 Sea Ray 19 SPX OB
    2019 Walker Bay Generation 340
    Cummins QSM11s
    Mercury 150 Fourstroke
    Honda 40hp
    Looks great. I am so jealous of indoor storage. I priced it out and would have been $18k for indoor winter storage at the marina I am at for the winter.
     
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  3. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    My god... people pay that ?.... I am pissed off at $4,200
     
  4. RBB

    RBB Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 18, 2019
    Kentucky
    2006 44DB
    2019 Sea Doo GTX 155
    2020 Walker Bay Venture 14
    Pelican Kayak
    2004 390 MY Sold
    Cummins QSC 500
    60 hp Honda
    Damn, I just glad u can afford that. Mine stays in the water year round on the ohio river for $3420.
    However I will hire out the buff polish wax job.
     
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  5. OllieC

    OllieC Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 11, 2013
    MinniSoCold
    Sara Belle
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
    :eek:Don’t forget to wax your antenna. No one likes a chalky Shakespeare.
     
  6. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    I wish I had a pic ...I compounded the radar and it looks incredible....some guy yelled over and said “Are you kidding me ?” ....don’t hate the player... :):)
     
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  7. gasketguy

    gasketguy Active Member

    211
    Nov 11, 2015
    Harrison Township Michigan
    330 1996 Sundancer
    Twin 7.4
    Gotta rub the radar! I do my garmin dome every yr!
     
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  8. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    2002 410DA
    Caterpillar 350HP 3126
    What? Not staying on the boat? ;)
     
  9. Strypes

    Strypes Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2015
    Catawba Island
    Sea Ray 400 Sedan Bridge
    Boston Whaler 235 Conquest
    Twin Caterpillar 3116
    Mercury Verado 225 4-Stroke
    What town are you in? I may be able to recommend a restaurant.
     
  10. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    I am at Waldo’s in Port Clinton... it’s closing at 8:00. Not a lot open this time of year....
     
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  11. Jeremygavin

    Jeremygavin Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Mar 6, 2012
    Cape Cod, MA
    2011 520 Sedan Bridge
    2016 Sea Ray 19 SPX OB
    2019 Walker Bay Generation 340
    Cummins QSM11s
    Mercury 150 Fourstroke
    Honda 40hp
    Some people do but I wouldn’t. They have the inside storage full each winter. Some Hinckley’s and Vikings inside but Mostly winter project that’s the yard is working on such as repowers I suspect.
     
  12. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    This is a pet peeve.... we have to be out of the building at 4:30.. There is another place not far from here that is $1,500 more but you can stay as long as you want.... they say if you want to wax at 2:00 in the morning and fall asleep.... not much they can do :rolleyes:
     
  13. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    2002 410DA
    Caterpillar 350HP 3126
    I’m sure by 4:30 you’re happy to call it a days work and head out of there. I enjoy the process but I’m spent after a day
     
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  14. Mark.60

    Mark.60 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    473
    Sep 6, 2020
    Westbrook Connecticut
    2007 44 sedan bridge
    Cummins qsc 500
    Well I shoveled a path to the back of my boat last week
     
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  15. Sidewinder770

    Sidewinder770 Member

    71
    Sep 25, 2020
    Ludington, MI
    1997 440EB
    Twin Volvo Penta 430HP
    Looks great so far. Been there done that! I've stayed on a the boat a few times in winter. I don't think they "allow" it but then again who's there to enforce it @ midnight? We pay $3800 and it irritates me just as much- I pay less for a slip when I can actually use it! I use a an oil heater in the salon so it's nice and warm for sleeping the night- piece and quite actually. Wish I could still take on buffing and waxing but there always seems to be other things on my priority list so I usually hire it out.
     
  16. Haden

    Haden Active Member

    482
    May 27, 2020
    Madison, Alabama
    2001 Sea Ray 380 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1l Mercury w/V Drives
    What products are you using??
     
  17. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    I wasn’t going to say anything until I get to the blue hull. This year everything is new so don’t know how it’s going to perform over the summer.
    Here’s what I am trying.... To compound I am using Sonax Cutmax...it’s a German product and gets great reviews ..you can google YouTube vids comparing it to other products...more popular in automotive, very low dust. Using a rotary with a 3M compound wool pad at 1,800 rpm. In that pic I posted it’s hard to tell but the very top is original...I just compounded the side
    To polish this year I am trying Collinites product but I am using a rotary with a 3M wool polishing pad instead of an orbital and a foam pad.
    To wax I am using collinite 885
    Also trying something new with the non skid. Jescar Power lock plus, it’s a polymer applied after you polish, then wax over with Collinite 885

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  18. Strypes

    Strypes Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2015
    Catawba Island
    Sea Ray 400 Sedan Bridge
    Boston Whaler 235 Conquest
    Twin Caterpillar 3116
    Mercury Verado 225 4-Stroke
    Everything is open on Catawba and in Port Clinton and most are open later than that, even during the week.

    If you're still around I would suggest The Orchard, Gideon Owen, Twin Oast, McCarthy's, 1812, Cleats, Casa Las Palmas, Ciao Bella, The Que and a few others that I'm probably not thinking of at the moment.

    Enjoy.
     
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  19. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    Dang...I need about a 5 day break between my trips around my boat. No way I could do it day after day. You're a beast, @Blueone
     
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  20. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    A number of those I never knew existed.. the first 3 look like a great summer visit.. thanks and surprised
     
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