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Learn to wetsand with the Dual Action Polisher!

by Shurhold 25 Jun 2018 06:17 UTC
Learn how to wetsand your boat! © Shurhold

A general rule of thumb is if you can wipe the oxidation off of your hull with your hand, then a good first step would be to wetsand. The goal is to remove all of the dead gelcoat to reveal the fresh, smooth, and repairable gelcoat underneath. You'll always want to remove the least amount of gelcoat to achieve this goal, so start with fine sandpaper and only go coarser if you have to.

Using steady pressure, work the machine in an overlapping back and forth / up and down motion like the graphic in the video. This will evenly work the entire area and keep one section from becoming too warm. The goal is to reach a uniform, smooth dullness that's ready to be buffed with a compound like Buff Magic. Once you're done, remove all the excess slurry with a quick wash.

There you have it, another Clean-N-Simple Tip from Shurhold!

Worlds Best Dual Action Polisher - This easy to use machine is perfect for correcting light oxidation and surface imperfections without the risk or burning or swirling your finish. Now you can polish like a professional!

Buff Magic - The ultimate restoration compound! Buff Magic is designed to remove oxidation and surface imperfections, restoring that showroom shine. Also serves as an excellent metal polish for all of your stainless hardware.

Brite Wash - Remove salt, grime, and dirt easily with Brite Wash! This biodegradable soap won't strip your wax and is safe for use on isinglass, plastics, vinyl, and more.

Serious Marine Cleaner - Remove tough stains without discoloring or harming the surface! This powerful cleaner contains no bleach and is safe on vinyl, non-skid, and graphics. Perfect for a pre-wax cleaning.

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