Welcome Guest - Sign Up today
Welcome Guest - Sign Up today

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

How do I restore the finish aftertaking off hull graphics?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • How do I restore the finish aftertaking off hull graphics?

    I have a 88' Hobie Power Skiff. It has been covered to the water line while on a hoist it's whole life. So the hull shows little degradation from the sun. My question is: After I remove the hull graphics, how do I remove the "gloss halo" that inevitably will be left. My goal (if this is possible) is to have no visible remnant from the hull graphics. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Terry Desilets
    Proud Father of a Marine


    IN REMEMBRANCE OF MY NEPHEW:
    Cpl. Ben Desilets USMC
    KIA Anbar Iraq
    May 22, 2007

  • #2
    Re: How do I restore the finish aftertaking off hull graphics?

    hi....nice boat !

    you will more than likely see some sun fade from around the graphics.

    it will take some sanding with 600 grit on the transition area.....then a work up to 1500.....and finally a buff and polish
    The Hull Extension Thread
    great info on all aspects on boat building with detailed information.

    https://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

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: How do I restore the finish aftertaking off hull graphics?

      Thanks! It's a fun little boat. Very seaworthy and well built. I've never attempted this on a glass boat before, so I'm just a bit leery. Would I use a DA sander or just block sand it?
      Terry Desilets
      Proud Father of a Marine


      IN REMEMBRANCE OF MY NEPHEW:
      Cpl. Ben Desilets USMC
      KIA Anbar Iraq
      May 22, 2007

      Comment


      • #4
        Sign up today
        Re: How do I restore the finish aftertaking off hull graphics?

        Mostly hand work with a sanding block, lots of water and desire to get it done.

        Sadly when graphics are removed......you will almost every time have shadows.

        The alternative is to take pictures, have new vinyl graphics cut (locally), remove your old ones, polish the hull and appy the new graphics.

        There really are not any shortcuts to this manual labor!!
        This is a great link to boat specifications http://boatspecs.iboats.com/
        Please, shop iboats first!!

        Comment

        Working...
        X