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#11231772 - 11/18/15 03:40 PM Oxidation issue on skeeter
CubbyObrien Offline
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Registered: 05/20/13
Posts: 404
Loc: Ft. worth
I have a 2006 zx225 with the normal wear and tear on the hull and top cap. The back driver side has started to oxidize and its driving me nuts. I buffed out the entire boat and it looked great for about two weeks and now the cloudy oxidation is back on the sponsoon??? did I not get through the oxidation or will it do that? I didn't go crazy with the compound for fear of cutting through the top coat. I used Maguire's oxidation past and wax......I will try and post a pic but it looks like every other oxidized boat.
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#11231834 - 11/18/15 04:25 PM Re: Oxidation issue on skeeter [Re: CubbyObrien]
T Bird Offline
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Registered: 03/07/10
Posts: 3914
Loc: Temple, Texas USA
Gel coat has no type top/clear coat finish to it. Boat will need to be wet sanded, then polished and waxed.
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#11237762 - 11/22/15 07:57 AM Re: Oxidation issue on skeeter [Re: T Bird]
Ol Man River Offline
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Registered: 06/16/11
Posts: 1221
Loc: Orange, Texas
Originally Posted By: T Bird
Gel coat has no type top/clear coat finish to it. Boat will need to be wet sanded, then polished and waxed.


I agree with this! I had to do this once on a Ranger with similar issues.

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#11237815 - 11/22/15 08:44 AM Re: Oxidation issue on skeeter [Re: CubbyObrien]
Bob Landry Offline
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Registered: 08/10/11
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Loc: Austin, Tx
Wet sanding will produce the same temporary result as buffing/compounding. Once gelcoat begins to "die" it's really on it's way out.
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#11238449 - 11/22/15 02:34 PM Re: Oxidation issue on skeeter [Re: CubbyObrien]
Dayne Offline
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Registered: 12/16/06
Posts: 2872
I, like Bob stated have never seen a "fix" that would last on gel coat that is going bad due to too much weather.

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#11240841 - 11/23/15 06:47 PM Re: Oxidation issue on skeeter [Re: CubbyObrien]
CubbyObrien Offline
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Registered: 05/20/13
Posts: 404
Loc: Ft. worth
So? Would it best to re gell coat it or just deal with it? Several have told me not to stress over it but I believe In re sale vale and I'm OCD about cleaning my stuff.......
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#11244158 - 11/25/15 11:22 AM Re: Oxidation issue on skeeter [Re: CubbyObrien]
Mike2718 Online   content
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Registered: 05/05/10
Posts: 113
Loc: Seabrook, TX
You might want to look on bbcboards.net & go down to the restoration section. This issue has come up several times and there is a lot of information concerning this problem. For some reason bbcboards.net appears to be down temporarily.
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#11244226 - 11/25/15 11:44 AM Re: Oxidation issue on skeeter [Re: Dayne]
forkduc Offline
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Registered: 03/28/07
Posts: 10240
Loc: Plano,Texas
Wipe it down overtime you fish and wipe with Slick Mist every 2 weeks. Won't restore it,but will protect it longer.

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#11244242 - 11/25/15 11:51 AM Re: Oxidation issue on skeeter [Re: CubbyObrien]
CubbyObrien Offline
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Registered: 05/20/13
Posts: 404
Loc: Ft. worth
thnx guys
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#11248630 - 11/27/15 04:12 PM Re: Oxidation issue on skeeter [Re: CubbyObrien]
JkWho Offline
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Registered: 04/27/15
Posts: 308
Loc: Mid Cities
How about looking at wrapping the top cap?

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#11251579 - 11/29/15 08:35 AM Re: Oxidation issue on skeeter [Re: CubbyObrien]
Russell Marine Products Offline
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Registered: 04/01/09
Posts: 814
Loc: El Dorado, KS
you will need to wetsand and polish it. You can get rid of the oxidation and polish it back to like new and it will stay that way if you take care of it. Here is a video we did of wet sanding/polishing to remove oxidation:


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#11256260 - 12/01/15 11:42 AM Re: Oxidation issue on skeeter [Re: CubbyObrien]
Tmckn Offline
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Registered: 04/30/12
Posts: 1874
Loc: Paradise Tx
Meguiars polishing compound, has a finer grit than rubbing compound.
Then I wax with Meguiars yellow wax #7
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#11264479 - 12/05/15 07:34 PM Re: Oxidation issue on skeeter [Re: Mike2718]
Lou r Pitcher Offline
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Registered: 10/06/05
Posts: 1675
Originally Posted By: Mike2718
...and there is a lot of information concerning this problem. For some reason bbcboards.net appears to be down temporarily.


bbcboards.net has not been down......just that your old links now no longer work.



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#11264561 - 12/05/15 08:19 PM Re: Oxidation issue on skeeter [Re: Lou r Pitcher]
Tmckn Offline
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Registered: 04/30/12
Posts: 1874
Loc: Paradise Tx
Originally Posted By: Lou r Pitcher
Originally Posted By: Mike2718
...and there is a lot of information concerning this problem. For some reason bbcboards.net appears to be down temporarily.


bbcboards.net has not been down......just that your old links now no longer work.





Wrong
And my old link still works
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