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Mike Phillips 07-19-2013 02:17 PM

Pictures: 16' Key Largo Center Console Boat Detailing Class with Marine 31
 
Pictures: 16' Key Largo Center Console Boat Detailing Class with Marine 31


Here's where we started... a 2007 16' Key Largo Center Console Boat that has not been polished or waxed for years...


Dull, oxidized gel-coat, no shine, no reflection, rough to the touch...

http://www.marine31online.com/galler...ailing_002.jpg



Oxidation over all the console and stained, oxidized chrome surfaces...

http://www.marine31online.com/galler...ailing_003.jpg


We're going to use a number of Marine 31 products to restore this boat. For the gel-coat finish we're going to use the Marine 31 All-in-One Gel Coat Polish & Wax, this is a light one-step cleaner/wax for mildly neglected gel-coat surfaces. It will clean, polish and protect in one-step.

To apply it, we're going to use dual action polishers but bump up their cleaning and oxidation removing ability by using the new Lake Country Purple Foamed Wool DA Pads, which are thinner so they will rotate better under pressure on dual action polishers. Thick pads don't work well on these types of tools, especially when doing heavy correction work.

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Here's Steve working on the hull, this was the first time Steve had used a dual action polisher so I started him out with a 5.5" White CCS Foam Polishing Pad as the extra cushion provided by the foam will make getting the feel for the tool easier than the thin, rigid PFW pads.

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Here's Marcos using the Porter Cable 7424XP with the new thin PFW pads...

http://www.marine31online.com/galler..._Class_016.jpg



Here's Richard using my personal Rupes 21 Bigfoot with a 5" backing plate and a 6" Hybrid Blue Foamed Wool Pad...
http://www.marine31online.com/galler..._Class_017.jpg


Here's Chris using the Porter Cable 7424XP with the 5.5" PFW thin pads...

http://www.marine31online.com/galler..._Class_018.jpg


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Robert Diterlizzi is using the Flex PE14 Lightweight, Compact Rotary Polisher with the 3" PFW thin pads to knock out the intricate areas and tight spots on the console.

http://www.marine31online.com/galler..._Class_020.jpg


A full size rotary buffer couldn't do this...

http://www.marine31online.com/galler..._Class_021.jpg


This is Rick's first time to one of our boat detailing classes and Rick wanted to learn how to use a rotary buffer, so I matched him up with Robert for some expert one-on-one training.

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Robert and Rick making gel-coat shine!

http://www.marine31online.com/galler..._Class_023.jpg


This was Steve's first time to one of our boat detailing classes but we'll be seeing him again when he brings his BLACK 26' Proline Boat.

http://www.marine31online.com/galler..._Class_031.jpg


:)

Mike Phillips 07-19-2013 02:23 PM

Re: Pictures: 16' Key Largo Center Console Boat Detailing Class with Marine 31
 
Besides machine polishing the gel-coat, we also tackled the metal, Bimini Top and Vinyl seats...

(Sorry Nick, I didn't get any pictures of you working the seats over)


Here's Steve waterproofing the Bimini Top using Marine 31 T-Top Fabric Protectant

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Bryan, John and Nick hand polished all the metal brightwork using Marine 31 Stainless Steel and Aluminum Brightening Soap.

http://www.marine31online.com/galler..._Class_026.jpg

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Nice work guys, all the chrome, aluminum and stainless steel turned out great!

http://www.marine31online.com/galler..._Class_028.jpg

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http://www.marine31online.com/galler..._Class_030.jpg



You can watch a short video by clicking the link below to see how this metal polishing soap works...

Video: Metal Polishing & Protecting - Dockside Tips #3


:)

Mike Phillips 07-19-2013 02:34 PM

Re: Pictures: 16' Key Largo Center Console Boat Detailing Class with Marine 31
 
And here's the beauty shots...

This boat had zero gloss and shine when it arrived and the hull felt rough to the touch. Now it's a dramatically brighter white, with excellent shine, gloss and even reflection....

http://www.marine31online.com/galler..._Class_032.jpg


The hardest thing to do is to get sharp reflections off a white surface...

http://www.marine31online.com/galler..._Class_033.jpg

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Check this out... I'm standing when I took this shot...

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Then I dropped down to one knee and captured the red and black tile floor reflections off the white gel-coat finish...

http://www.marine31online.com/galler..._Class_036.jpg



The console had ZERO gloss and slickness before Robert and Rick started.. now look at it...

http://www.marine31online.com/galler..._Class_037.jpg

http://www.marine31online.com/galler..._Class_038.jpg



Remember the Mercury engine I said we would fix in the sign-up thread?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike Phillips

Fixed...


http://www.marine31online.com/galler..._Class_039.jpg



And here's the wrecking crew...

From left to right...

Marcus, Nick, Steve, John, Bryan, Chris, Steve, Richard and Robert...

http://www.marine31online.com/galler..._Class_040.jpg


Here's the owner Mike taking his floating toy home...

Another successful boat extreme makeover with Marine 31 ready to hit the water...

http://www.marine31online.com/galler..._Class_042.jpg


:)

Mike Phillips 07-19-2013 02:45 PM

Re: Pictures: 16' Key Largo Center Console Boat Detailing Class with Marine 31
 
And here's what we used....

On Marine31.com

Marine 31 All-In-One Gel Coat Polish & Wax - 16 ounce

Lake Country Thin Foamed Wool Pads

Lake Country Thin Foam Pads

Marine 31 T-Top Fabric Protectant with SunBlock

Porter Cable 7424 XP Dual Action Orbital Polisher

How to Properly Use the Porter Cable 7424XP Dual Action Polisher DVD

FLEX PE14-2-150 Rotary Polisher

Marine 31 Stainless Steel and Aluminum Brightening Soap

Blue All Purpose Microfiber Towels 12 pack

Marine 31 Stern to Bow Waterless Wash & Wax with Carnauba

Marine 31 Vinyl Cleaner & Conditioner


:)

tropicsteve 07-21-2013 09:18 PM

Re: Pictures: 16' Key Largo Center Console Boat Detailing Class with Marine 31
 
gotta love that marine 31 aio for those kind of results. turned out great ! :thumb:

Mike Phillips 07-22-2013 04:24 PM

Re: Pictures: 16' Key Largo Center Console Boat Detailing Class with Marine 31
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tropicsteve (Post 316)
gotta love that marine 31 aio for those kind of results. turned out great ! :thumb:


Thanks Steve,

The boat really came out nice, the owner was impressed.


:thumb:

johnpingol 07-22-2013 08:48 PM

Re: Pictures: 16' Key Largo Center Console Boat Detailing Class with Marine 31
 
Great project. used the Marine 31 Stainless steel and Aluminum Brightener Soap on the Bimini top rails and cleats, easy to use with awesome results.
Look forward to the next makeover.

Rick Mennine 07-25-2013 02:21 PM

Re: Pictures: 16' Key Largo Center Console Boat Detailing Class with Marine 31
 
Had a great time testing out new product and machines. Looking forward to the next boat detail to futher my knowledge of different products and applications . Thanks auto geek for providing an awesome experience to the local community.

Mike Phillips 07-29-2013 11:07 AM

Re: Pictures: 16' Key Largo Center Console Boat Detailing Class with Marine 31
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by johnpingol (Post 319)
Great project. used the Marine 31 Stainless steel and Aluminum Brightener Soap on the Bimini top rails and cleats, easy to use with awesome results.
Look forward to the next makeover.


Thanks for helping out John!


Quote:

Originally Posted by Rick Mennine (Post 322)

Had a great time testing out new product and machines. Looking forward to the next boat detail to futher my knowledge of different products and applications . Thanks auto geek for providing an awesome experience to the local community.

Thanks Rick for joining us...

Working on getting another boat class in August...


:thumb:

Mike Phillips 04-16-2019 03:27 PM

Re: Pictures: 16' Key Largo Center Console Boat Detailing Class with Marine 31
 
:D


Shared here,


https://www.autogeekonline.net/forum...1-all-one.html



:)


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