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Yellowing Gel Coat
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posted 10-24-2001 11:03 PM ET (US)
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
posted 10-25-2001 08:46 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 10-25-2001 02:40 PM ET (US)
Meguiars products are hard to beat! I have used them on land, sea and aircraft. Never disappointed.
posted 10-25-2001 06:01 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 10-26-2001 02:44 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 10-26-2001 06:40 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 11-07-2001 09:51 AM ET (US)
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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