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huladick posted 10-24-2001 11:03 PM ET (US)   Profile for huladick   Send Email to huladick  
The gel coat on my 97 Dauntless is starting to yellow a bit. The Whaler site talks about 3M and Meguier products. Anyone had any luck with these or is there something better. Thanks

Dick M.

GRMontauk posted 10-25-2001 08:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for GRMontauk  Send Email to GRMontauk     
On my 96 Montauk, I used a 3M wax. They make a couple of types depending on the severity of the yellowing. I would stongly suggest a buffing wheel on the end of a drill. This seemed to make the difference. It looks brand new when you are done.
jameso posted 10-25-2001 02:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for jameso  Send Email to jameso     
Meguiars products are hard to beat! I have used them on land, sea and aircraft. Never disappointed.
Jim Armstrong
Taylor posted 10-25-2001 06:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taylor  Send Email to Taylor     
I'm wary of buffing with a drill. That was a great idea in 1972, but with the flood of random orbital sanders on the market, it seems like this is the perfect excuse to do a little online shopping. A moderatly priced angle grinder styled random orbital with a soft pad is the way to go.
88 Montauk posted 10-26-2001 02:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for 88 Montauk  Send Email to 88 Montauk     
My Montauk received a dose of 3M Marine compound followed by 3M Marine wax. When purchasing they seemed expensive but after using, worth every penny and then some. Looked brand new. The key to making this last is a cover or garage parking. Also, I started with hand application and after one side bought the drill attachment. I did the remainder of the boat in the same amount of time as it took for the one side. An orbital probably would do better but I didn't think of it at the time.
lhg posted 10-26-2001 06:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
BW had some chemical yellowing problems with it's white gelcoat during the era of your hull.

Polishing may not remove it. Contact the company.

huladick posted 11-07-2001 09:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for huladick  Send Email to huladick     
Thanks to all. I will try the Meguiars with an electric buffer over the winter and let you know how it turns out. Thanks Again.

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