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crashq posted 05-14-2002 04:16 PM ET (US)   Profile for crashq   Send Email to crashq  
While refinishing the teak on my '83 Outrage 18 I managed to get some of the sealer/stain on the white rub rail channel. I wiped it off fairly quickly. Unfortuantely, by then it had removed the coating from the channel leaving it an ugly dark beige color, that I wanted to get rid of. I contacted whaler who said that it wasn't painted, but it sure looks to be painted/coated. I tried white boat paint, but it was too thick and too white. Any suggestions?
Tom W Clark posted 05-14-2002 08:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
The channel is not painted but rather a solid plastic extrusion. If the stain is as you describe then you may have to wet sand the area to get down to unblemished plastic. What you have probably removed is the weathered surface of the plastic. You could try acetone first, but if that does not work then wet sanding is in order.

Start with 220 or 320 grit and take it up to 1200 grit. This should get it back to its original appearance. However, the repaired area may end up looking better than the rest of the weathered rub rail.

JimU posted 05-15-2002 10:43 AM ET (US)     Profile for JimU  Send Email to JimU     
TRy a little Bleach of some "Bartenders Friend" JIM

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