Spring Polishing has begun

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

  1. spikedaddy99

    spikedaddy99 Well-Known Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Prentice, Wi
    2005 500 DB
    QSM-11
    Wow is right!! I'd better head to my boat and see if my marina has done as good a job on mine!!
     
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  2. Charlesoceanone

    Charlesoceanone Active Member

    392
    Dec 14, 2014
    Harbor Shores Marina, St Joseph, Michigan
    2009 52DB
    2021 Walker Bay LTE 11
    QSM11
    E21B8393-234C-4891-964F-D95F673DC493.jpeg 6E7EEE4E-26AE-44E5-9088-BBFE5B67F2ED.jpeg I also like the Meguire products.
     
  3. tc410

    tc410 Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 9, 2006
    Charlevoix, MI/Jupiter, FL
    2005 550DB
    MAN CRM-900
    You guys are turning this into a “mines bigger than yours” contest! These hulls are looking great! I hope mine comes out that good!
     
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  4. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    I forgot my new bottle of Smoove Cloud at home... so I only had enough to do one side of the blue. I went to Walmart and they had Meguire Flagship so waxed the other side of the blue with that.... will be interesting to see the difference at the end of season
     
  5. OllieC

    OllieC Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 11, 2013
    MinniSoCold
    Sara Belle
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
    Careful, you may have to use the trim differently now. One side may be slipperier than the other.:D
     
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  6. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Every spring in the building there is always one chatter box... always running around talking to everyone. This year a harmless nice guy...

    So he is telling me ..he and his buddy are moving out of the building April 1st. He is 3 boats behind me and I am at least 7 boats from the door. This same gong show happened last year where someone behind me wanted out and I wasn’t ready. So when I was ready the weather turned cold. I go up to get the boat out and they said the guy behind you changed his mind... yikes really?

    So with this guy running around yelling the sky is falling. I go to service today and say what’s up with launch. Rumors are you are pulling boats out behind me early. Service coordinator says no ...you are coming out at the end of April. I said what about chatter box?.... she says he hasn’t even talked to me. Why do we have to go thru storage drama every flipping year. Do you guys go thru this ?
     
  7. tc410

    tc410 Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 9, 2006
    Charlevoix, MI/Jupiter, FL
    2005 550DB
    MAN CRM-900
    My yard will move boats around to accommodate early launchers, but keep us inside the building until our launch date.
     
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  8. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    '91 250 Sundancer
    7.4 Bravo 1
    You lucky. When I pulled in November they said pick a launch date so I said 4/1. Big mistake. Huge. They stack by launch date, going in ready or not. Now 3/5 and no where ready, need manifolds risers, lots of work didn’t plan on. So screwed
     
  9. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    2002 410DA
    Caterpillar 350HP 3126
    maybe someday I’ll move indoors when the only get ready task is some cleaning and polishing but I’ve always been outdoors and I like it for that reason. I’ve been at the boat once a week since October and the yard only wants 1 day notice for splash because no one blocks each other in.
     
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  10. Shenanigans77

    Shenanigans77 Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    536
    Feb 17, 2020
    Lk St. Clair
    2003 320 Sundancer
    Twin 6.2 Mercruiser Bravo III
    Special thanks to Blueone for the Smoove suggestion. Using the bubblegum followed up with the whitecloud. Pretty amazing stuff and pretty easy to work with... FA17DB6B-A911-4388-B4D4-AC85DED43921.jpeg
     
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  11. Bottom Line

    Bottom Line Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    Table Rock Lake(Branson MO)
    2003 360 DA
    2002 Sea Doo GTI (sold)
    2002 300 DA (sold)
    Twin Mercruiser 8.1L
    Westerbeke Generator
    Fantastic shine. I am current using Meguiars flagship, but always wonder if there is something better. What type of boat soap do you use?
     
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  12. todd choops

    todd choops Member

    91
    Apr 13, 2012
    North Tonawanda
    2003 360 sundancer 2005 390 sundancer 2006 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummings QSC 500
    Good luck with your polishing I say it every year it’s the only time that you wish you had a smaller boat when your cleaning it. And indoor non heated storage I payed around 2200 for a 40 footer
     
  13. todd choops

    todd choops Member

    91
    Apr 13, 2012
    North Tonawanda
    2003 360 sundancer 2005 390 sundancer 2006 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummings QSC 500
    This will remove hard water spots very very easily make sure it’s white vinegar and wipe down boat with water after and dry with towel works amazing
     
  14. Jaybeaux

    Jaybeaux Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 3, 2016
    Upper Potomac River
    2006 Sea Ray 48
    Naught On Call
    Cummins QSC-540s with V-Drives
    11 KW Onan Genset
    @Bottom Line I'll have to check. But I can tell you it is not a name brand or a name tied to polishing products, like Meguiar's. It is cheap, $20/gallon, flourescent pink soap.

    Jaybeaux
     
  15. Bottom Line

    Bottom Line Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    Table Rock Lake(Branson MO)
    2003 360 DA
    2002 Sea Doo GTI (sold)
    2002 300 DA (sold)
    Twin Mercruiser 8.1L
    Westerbeke Generator
    For you users of Smoove....how do you think it holds up? I am considering trying it. I have been using Meguiars, and think I have a good shine, but think it never lasts long enough (but that may be with all waxes).
     

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  16. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Nice pic.... I have used it for 3 yrs and I am happy with smoove... I have used mequiars too... I would say Smoove is slightly better for lasting.... my best year is when I waxed the blue half way thru the year with smoove...I am in fresh water.
     
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  17. Bottom Line

    Bottom Line Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    Table Rock Lake(Branson MO)
    2003 360 DA
    2002 Sea Doo GTI (sold)
    2002 300 DA (sold)
    Twin Mercruiser 8.1L
    Westerbeke Generator
    Thanks! I’m also in freshwater and in a covered slip. What Smoove products have you used?
     
  18. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Bubble gum then white cloud.... I don’t like their compound.... my blue hull is a bear. Polish and wax/polymer just protects the surface you created by compounding... I tried this stuff this year CutMax and I was quite impressed...I used a 3M white cut pad....and it did a nice job

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  19. Geowh

    Geowh Member

    75
    Mar 3, 2013
    Lake Erie
    1999 330 Sundancer
    T7.4L 454 Mag MPI
    I am considering this same 2 step process on my 330 DA but Meguiars discourages using the Flagship Wax over a Cleaner Wax. Did you use anything before these 2 Products? Was it the M50(blue bottle) cleaner wax followed by the FlagshipM63 Premium Wax? How did you apply the products, polisher or by hand?
    Thanks
     
  20. Jaybeaux

    Jaybeaux Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 3, 2016
    Upper Potomac River
    2006 Sea Ray 48
    Naught On Call
    Cummins QSC-540s with V-Drives
    11 KW Onan Genset

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