Spring Polishing has begun

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

  1. Haden

    Haden Active Member

    482
    May 27, 2020
    Madison, Alabama
    2001 Sea Ray 380 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1l Mercury w/V Drives
    Very awesome!! Thank you for sharing!! This year, I have tried a few things in different places. 3M compound, Collinite 885, Collinite 845, Meguiar’s Flagship Premium Cleaner Wax, and a few others. Haha. I have never heard of the Jescar, or Sonax.
     
  2. OllieC

    OllieC Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 11, 2013
    MinniSoCold
    Sara Belle
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
    Do you compound every year Blueone? I haven’t gone down that road yet. It’s either a combo polish/wax from McGuires or Flag Ship.
     
  3. firecadet613

    firecadet613 Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2007
    Indiana
    2007 Four Winns V358
    Twin VP 5.7GXi V-Drive / ZF63s
    Looking good!

    I thought I was the only one to wax the radar dome!

    I'm sticking with Smoove this year, it held up just as well as Starbrite last year but with an easier application.
     
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  4. Woody

    Woody Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2007
    N. Wisconsin/Lk Superior
    2005 420DA
    Cummins 6CTA8.3
    I'm thinking of trying something new. I'll just 'reimagine' my boat is waxed and looking good.:p
     
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  5. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    I moved slips last year that put my port side in the sun all day. By the end of the summer I could see oxidization patches. I haven’t compounded the blue for two years prior. I had two coats of Smoove in the spring and didn’t touch it after.
    I was out of smoove and had a full can of Collinite 885 paste.... so I thought it would be a good test
     
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  6. OllieC

    OllieC Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 11, 2013
    MinniSoCold
    Sara Belle
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
    I wonder what Blueone is doing right now? :D
     
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  7. Joint Custody

    Joint Custody Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    831
    Sep 20, 2017
    Lake Powell Utah
    2001 460 Sundancer
    Twin Cummins 6CTA8

    I bet that isnt the only time a buffer has been used in that hotel room.
     
  8. Joint Custody

    Joint Custody Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    831
    Sep 20, 2017
    Lake Powell Utah
    2001 460 Sundancer
    Twin Cummins 6CTA8

    I bet that isnt the only time a buffer has been used in that hotel room.
     
  9. 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
    Hmmm, not sure exactly how I read that.
     
  10. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    I couldn’t get off the damn hardtop today with that collinite 885. I tried all kinds of dry times and removal methods. So tossed it. I had a bit of Smoove left so finished it up with that in a half hour. I ordered some more today for the rest of the boat

    Finished waxing the radar too :)

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  11. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    That was a long day.... tomorrow the Blue hull.... washed it all down with vinegar and water before I left .... that’s the first time I have done that so will see how it works out
     
  12. SeaNile

    SeaNile Well-Known Member

    Aug 16, 2010
    Chadds Ford, PA
    2003 50 Sundancer
    2007 20 SunDeck
    Cummins QSM11
    I'm all for washing a boat but I absolutely suck at the wax/sealant part.
     
  13. Almightys

    Almightys Super Moderator Staff Member

    500
    Jun 15, 2015
    Warren, MI
    1995 500 DA with diesel loving Detroit’s
    (SOLD)1992 Sundancer 330
    6v92 Detroit Diesel
    I think you mean a polisher.
     
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  14. Carver370

    Carver370 Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    New Buffalo Michigan
    2000 Sea Ray 400 Sundancer - Diesel
    T-3116 CAT - 350 HP
    The gel looks great! I feel you on that collinite.

    I own a yacht management company as well as mainly do brokerage. The Collinite was all the rage back in the day and it held up well but my arms still hurt thinking about getting all of that stuff off. Don’t even think about putting that on your diamond pattern non skid. It will shine and bead up like crazy until it doesn’t, at that time it will look a dull grey color and you will be forced to soft scrub with bleach scrub it down and have white runs going down the side of your hull.

    We exclusively use Starke Yacht Care and it’s the best I’ve used in 15+ years.

    On a boat like yours, elevate with a white wool pad followed by hybrid marine sealant will make it look like brand new. Elevate does not powder up and has a much longer working time, also won’t cake up your pad.

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  15. Mark.60

    Mark.60 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    473
    Sep 6, 2020
    Westbrook Connecticut
    2007 44 sedan bridge
    Cummins qsc 500
    Do you wax the non skid deck ?
     
  16. GypsmJim

    GypsmJim Well-Known Member

    714
    Aug 8, 2018
    Western New York
    '19 SPX 190 OB, 150 & 5 Mercs
    '17 Whaler 150 Montauk
    '15 Yamaha FXHO
    '60 Mulray Dinghy
    '52 Lyman 15'
    Mercury 150 4-stroke
    68 Outboards representing 11 manufacturers
    My son built a pole barn. It was sized to fit the boat. The door is Huuuuuge. It may have cost 20 grand in the beginning, but Winter storage is free.
     
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  17. Mark.60

    Mark.60 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    473
    Sep 6, 2020
    Westbrook Connecticut
    2007 44 sedan bridge
    Cummins qsc 500
    Ok, so what is the best compound - wax combination
     
  18. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Well today was a gong show... there must be 70 to 80 boats in this building. I have been the only one in the building for two days now...until late this morning when a couple guys come in in hazmat suits and park all their crap by the boat behind me. They proceed to setup camp to do a full on bottom paint job on the boat overhanging my swim platform
    We all signed a contract that says no sanding or painting in the building among a million other things. So as the sanding begins... I am getting a little frustrated... only because I am compounding the blue hull... I say to myself I can’t believe I have to call the office but do anyway.... they jerk me around on the phone... but know they should send out the manager...an hour later the manager who has never met me says.... I hear you have a question for me.... I said ya the sanding... he says “it’s a dustless system...you could sand without a mask it’s that safe”... I walked away in disgust and he had the nerve to ask if I had anymore questions.... this guy has a bad rep and it never bothered me because I never saw it first hand... well I did today...

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  19. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Short of the shit show behind me.... I am way behind in progress.. I spent a lot of time on the blue. I can say it has never looked better...but I am out of pads and rags.... so Motel Laundry time :)

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  20. Sidewinder770

    Sidewinder770 Member

    71
    Sep 25, 2020
    Ludington, MI
    1997 440EB
    Twin Volvo Penta 430HP
    Did they plastic the boat behind you off? I would think they would at least require it be tented. I'm looking to have mine cut and buffed and the guy I use tents it and they said no to that. Absolutely no sanding but painting wasn't an issue.
     

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