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  • deoxidizing

    Just bought a boat that has alot of oxidation on the blue paint, someone told me that soft scrub works well cutting oxidation, cheaper than buying bottles of deoxidizer, what do you all use to clean your boats?

    Thanks
    Jeff


  • #2
    Re: deoxidizing

    When I purchased my boat I used Maguiars Fiberglass Restoration Kit because it has an oxidation remover, canuba wax, and a polish. Eliminated some scratches, the ugly waterline, and most of the oxidation. Pair it with an orbital buffer and you won't regret it.

    I am curious to see what other iboaters use.
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    • #3
      Re: deoxidizing

      never heard of bottled deoxidizer...got a brand name or link?

      this topic has been discussed every which way if you do a search. there's no easy way or miracle product that lasts. rubbing compound or wet sanding followed by polish. lots of laps around the boat by the time you're done.

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      • #4
        Re: deoxidizing

        The best stuff I have used is 3m Restorer & Wax its about 17.00 a bottle and works really well.
        1998 Monterey 180 3.0l (The best $500.00 I ever spent)

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        • #5
          Re: deoxidizing

          Get it a Wal-Mart? or any auto parts store i'm guessing.

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          • #6
            Re: deoxidizing

            No Walmart doesn't carry it. Here is a good spot http://www.iboats.com/3M-Marine-One-...-view_id.39241 or here http://www.***************/webapp/wcs...44&ci_sku=8337
            1998 Monterey 180 3.0l (The best $500.00 I ever spent)

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            • #7
              Re: deoxidizing

              Ok thank you.

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              • #8
                Re: deoxidizing

                boats dont have paint.....they have gelcoat........its a totally different material and must be treated as such.

                1. acid wash the boat.....(industrial stregnth toilet bowl cleaner from a proper janitorial shop.....not wallmart)

                2. if oxidisation is very bad.....a dry sanding with 8-900 grit then 1200 finally 1500. be careful when you sand....you are not trying to sand the gellcoat off. dont stay in the same spot ....you just want to take the oxidation out. this is done with a variable palm sander with a foam backed pad. hold the sander flat on the surface allways....never on the edge.

                3. proper buffing compound for gellcoat......farecla 300.
                go over the boat with the compound.....do small areas (2-3 foot sq )with the sponge applicator at around 500-800 rpm on the buffer.
                keep moving the compound around till it has worked in......wash the applicator often.....wash it each time you move to a different area

                4. after its applied, use the buffing mop at about 1500 rpm......wash the mop often.

                5. after its buffed.....use farecla glaze....(this is like a wax)with the buffing mop. apply sparingly and again do small sections.

                this will produce a mirror shine to the gellcoat and the oxidation will not return for years........what you are esentally doing is re surfacing the gellcoat.

                cheers
                oops
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                • #9
                  Re: deoxidizing

                  Good read! the only thing. i would try scotch bright. before sand paper. people tend to sand into jellcoat.

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                  • #10
                    Re: deoxidizing

                    Originally posted by oops! View Post
                    boats dont have paint.....they have gelcoat........its a totally different material and must be treated as such.

                    1. acid wash the boat.....(industrial stregnth toilet bowl cleaner from a proper janitorial shop.....not wallmart)

                    2. if oxidisation is very bad.....a dry sanding with 8-900 grit then 1200 finally 1500. be careful when you sand....you are not trying to sand the gellcoat off. dont stay in the same spot ....you just want to take the oxidation out. this is done with a variable palm sander with a foam backed pad. hold the sander flat on the surface allways....never on the edge.

                    3. proper buffing compound for gellcoat......farecla 300.
                    go over the boat with the compound.....do small areas (2-3 foot sq )with the sponge applicator at around 500-800 rpm on the buffer.
                    keep moving the compound around till it has worked in......wash the applicator often.....wash it each time you move to a different area

                    4. after its applied, use the buffing mop at about 1500 rpm......wash the mop often.

                    5. after its buffed.....use farecla glaze....(this is like a wax)with the buffing mop. apply sparingly and again do small sections.

                    this will produce a mirror shine to the gellcoat and the oxidation will not return for years........what you are esentally doing is re surfacing the gellcoat.

                    cheers
                    oops
                    What is a "buffing mop"?
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                    • #11
                      Re: deoxidizing

                      Originally posted by MTribe08 View Post
                      What is a "buffing mop"?
                      comet can be used for the black roller marks...if they dont come out with that.....the farecla will get them......the acid wash wont touch them



                      this is the stuff



                      here i was using the mop to apply the glaze




                      wash the mop and applicator often. it can be dryed in a second by spinning it on the sander



                      this is the acid wash



                      cheers
                      oops
                      The Hull Extension Thread
                      great info on all aspects on boat building with detailed information.

                      http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=234392

                      IN MEMORY OF Our friend SpinnerBait_Nut LESTER WRIGHT July 31, 1953 - Nov 26, 2008 RIP

                      IN MEMORY OF Our friend Tashasdaddy Robert (bob) Griffis. October 27, 1948
                      November 29 2010 RIP

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                      • #12
                        Re: deoxidizing

                        Originally posted by grego View Post
                        Good read! the only thing. i would try scotch bright. before sand paper. people tend to sand into jellcoat.
                        your right.....they do......but starting with 800 they will be there a while before it happens....
                        The Hull Extension Thread
                        great info on all aspects on boat building with detailed information.

                        http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=234392

                        IN MEMORY OF Our friend SpinnerBait_Nut LESTER WRIGHT July 31, 1953 - Nov 26, 2008 RIP

                        IN MEMORY OF Our friend Tashasdaddy Robert (bob) Griffis. October 27, 1948
                        November 29 2010 RIP

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                        • #13
                          Re: deoxidizing

                          from this......




                          to this



                          i didnt sand this one.....just the acid wash and farecla
                          The Hull Extension Thread
                          great info on all aspects on boat building with detailed information.

                          http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=234392

                          IN MEMORY OF Our friend SpinnerBait_Nut LESTER WRIGHT July 31, 1953 - Nov 26, 2008 RIP

                          IN MEMORY OF Our friend Tashasdaddy Robert (bob) Griffis. October 27, 1948
                          November 29 2010 RIP

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                          • #14
                            Re: deoxidizing

                            I use the meguiars system.....3 parts. Works well but you have to keep up on it.

                            i would not use soft scrub myself. I think it is a bit abrasive. Might scratch up the gel.

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