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#11552428 - 04/19/16 12:12 PM sun faded boats
Austin.P Offline
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Registered: 03/27/16
Posts: 117
Loc: whitesboro texas
anybody know the best way to reverse the dull sun fade, back to shine like new? not temporary.

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#11552432 - 04/19/16 12:16 PM Re: sun faded boats [Re: Austin.P]
Brad R Online   content
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 792
Loc: Texas
Austin,

You might want to take a look at 303 Protectant products. I believe they have different formulas for different materials and applications. A lot of the kayakers use this on their kayaks.

Brad

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#11552438 - 04/19/16 12:18 PM Re: sun faded boats [Re: Austin.P]
MikeSouza Offline
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Registered: 03/13/08
Posts: 1719
Loc: Ardmore, Ok
Wet sand, then use a buffer with ProTec compound products. After you buff, apply ProTec polish

http://protecproducts.com

They have a "how to" video on their website also
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#11552451 - 04/19/16 12:22 PM Re: sun faded boats [Re: Austin.P]
Austin.P Offline
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Registered: 03/27/16
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Loc: whitesboro texas
Works pretty good?

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#11552455 - 04/19/16 12:27 PM Re: sun faded boats [Re: Austin.P]
MikeSouza Offline
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Registered: 03/13/08
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I did mine this past weekend, as I'm getting ready to sell it. Turned out great! Wish I would have done it sooner.










Edited by MikeSouza (04/19/16 01:11 PM)
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#11552569 - 04/19/16 01:13 PM Re: sun faded boats [Re: Austin.P]
Im RICK JAMES Online   happy
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Loc: Alvord,tx
I had 87 model years ago that I wet sanded, buffed polished and sprayed a clear coat spray on it. Wasn't perfect but quick cheap and easy. Looked a lot better after
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#11552899 - 04/19/16 03:52 PM Re: sun faded boats [Re: Austin.P]
Jiff7210 Offline
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Registered: 12/10/13
Posts: 126
Loc: Wichita Falls TX
I had a 1997 that was really faded. I bought a dual action buffer at harbor freight and used rubbing compound followed by polish then wax. Its quite a bit of work but came out awesome. Hope this helps.

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#11552990 - 04/19/16 04:33 PM Re: sun faded boats [Re: Austin.P]
Outdoordude Offline
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Registered: 04/20/09
Posts: 1961
If it's really bad and rough to the touch, it'll need to be wet-sanded, buffed with an electric buffer and rubbing compound, then finished with a quality wax coat. If it's just faded, buffer and rubbing compound alone will bring it back. Reapply wax every few months to keep it smooth and shiny. I did this for my last two oxidized boats (I was a broke college kid and could only afford the rougher looking rigs) and restored them nicely. Gotta keep wax on them though.

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