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Forum: Boat Detailing 101 08-29-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,811
Re: Removing Captain's Boat Coating

For the most part "yes".

If the boat is gel-coat, because gel-coat is more porous than marine specialty paints it will be easier to remove a coating of gel-coat than off paint.

Just wash...
Forum: Ask Mike Phillips your Boat Detailing Questions 08-29-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,699
Re: Help selecting a buffer

Depends on how you use the boat.

IF the boat is never used and stored inside a boat barn then you won't have to apply it very often.

If the boat is on the water 7 days a week and 24 hours...
Forum: Ask Mike Phillips your Boat Detailing Questions 08-29-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,699
Re: Help selecting a buffer

And this is why I featured it on the most valuable portion of any how-to book and that's on the front cover.




And anyone that's read my book knows I strongly recommend this compound...
Forum: Ask Mike Phillips your Boat Detailing Questions 05-01-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,027
Re: Best way to clean instrument panel

No problemo...

I would also be sure to inspect your microfiber towels or ANY cloth you use to wipe plastic.

Plastic scratches easy and it's often times very time consuming and difficult...
Forum: Introduction Forum 05-01-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 943
Re: Hello from Michigan and Which Wool Pads

Most any wool pad will work the aluminum up to a mirror shine.

The problem is if you try to finish with only a rotary buffer and a wool pad you're going to have holograms in the aluminum.

These...
Forum: Ask Mike Phillips your Boat Detailing Questions 05-01-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,637
Re: Hazing effect after Finesse it ll

For the little haze I see in the pictures with the intense light and knowing gel-coats and how they polish, I would recommend,

1: Seal the gel-coat with your favorite wax or sealant and move...
Forum: Ask Mike Phillips your Boat Detailing Questions 05-01-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,637
Re: Hazing effect after Finesse it ll

To get the above results here's the process


Step 1: Machine sanded starting with #2000 and finishing with #3000.

Step 2: Compound using Marine 31 Captains Compound with wool pad on...
Forum: Ask Mike Phillips your Boat Detailing Questions 05-01-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,637
Re: Hazing effect after Finesse it ll

I teach a boat detailing class once a year here in Stuart, Florida.

I've detailed a lot of boats, wrote a book on detailing boats but I'm always learning.

Couple of things,


1: Gel-coat...
Forum: Ask Mike Phillips your Boat Detailing Questions 05-01-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,637
Re: Hazing effect after Finesse it ll

First,

Welcome to Marine31Online! :welcome:


Second, here's your pictures...


http://i66.tinypic.com/35lyqlv.jpg
Forum: Ask Mike Phillips your Boat Detailing Questions 05-01-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,027
Re: Best way to clean instrument panel

Yes, something ultra safe.

We just showcased a product from the McKee's 37 line on the interior of a Newmar Londeon Aire Motorcoach and while not a boat we also didn't want to screw up anyting...
Forum: Ask Mike Phillips your Boat Detailing Questions 04-26-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,699
Re: Help selecting a buffer

My guess is the yellow streaks are a tannin stain. If the cleaner/wax didn't remove them then you'll have to go with a compound.

Removing stains is just a matter of removing more gel-coat. ...
Forum: Ask Mike Phillips your Boat Detailing Questions 04-26-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,699
Re: Help selecting a buffer

I did my best to unscramble all your Google drive code for your pictures, download them to my computer. Then resize them to 800 pixels wide.

Then upload them to your free gallery here on this...
Forum: Ask Mike Phillips your Boat Detailing Questions 04-26-2017, 06:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,424
Re: Pad Recommendation for Flex XC 3401

The Mercedes-Benz of polishers. I use mine all the time, especially when time is short.





Removing the medium oxidation and the swirls left from compounding with a rotary buffer...
Forum: Ask Mike Phillips your Boat Detailing Questions 02-28-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,699
Re: Help selecting a buffer

Well when it comes to this kind of work

More power is better


For anyone detailing neglected boats you really want to star with a rotary buffer and finish with an orbital if you don't...
Forum: Introduction Forum 02-03-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,498
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Just to note, been travelling a lot and apologies for not getting all new real accounts approved and banning all the spammers waiting...
Forum: Ask Mike Phillips your Boat Detailing Questions 12-12-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,056
Re: Which Dual Action Polisher to Buy

Flex 3401

In the newspaper world, the most important part of the newspaper is the top half of the front page. That's where the breaking news headline goes because that's what most people will...
Forum: Ask Mike Phillips your Boat Detailing Questions 12-12-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,056
Re: Which Dual Action Polisher to Buy

Sorry for the delay again.... so buys playing catch-up after being off for one week.


:)
Forum: Ask Mike Phillips your Boat Detailing Questions 12-12-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,056
Re: Which Dual Action Polisher to Buy

Wow!


Great question. I'm glad you asked it because my guess is there are a lot of guys just like you, that is they own a boat and a rotary buffer but not a dual action polisher. They want to...
Forum: Ask Mike Phillips your Boat Detailing Questions 12-12-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,056
Re: Which Dual Action Polisher to Buy

Hi Rick,

Sorry for the late reply, I left for Oregon on December 2nd for a vacation and did not return to work until today, (as I type this it' 8:20am December 12).



Hang tight and I'll...
Forum: Ask Mike Phillips your Boat Detailing Questions 11-21-2016, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,977
Re: Couple questions on stages

To be honhest it's been years since I used a 3M Marine product. 3M makes great products though...

The Marine 31 Carnauba Wax + Sealant is a great wax and because it's a liquid it's easy to apply...
Forum: Introduction Forum 11-21-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,054
Re: Hailing from the Bahamas!

Actually, going to the gym is a great warm up for buffing out a boat.


:yes:
Forum: Boat Detailing 101 11-21-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,811
Re: Removing Captain's Boat Coating

When it comes to compounding and polishing they work about the same. I'd give the edge to the RUPES pad.


:)
Forum: Boat Detailing 101 11-09-2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,811
Re: Removing Captain's Boat Coating

Here's some other pad options that work GREAT of gel-coat...

The coarse blue RUPES pads.

RUPES foam buffing pads (http://www.autogeek.net/rupes-foam-pads.html)


The blue work great...
Forum: Boat Detailing 101 11-09-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,811
Re: Removing Captain's Boat Coating

What size backing plate do you have on the Griot's 6" DA Poliseshr?

It comes with a 6" but there's a 5" available.


Let me know...


:)
Forum: Boat Detailing 101 11-09-2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,811
Re: Removing Captain's Boat Coating

Hi Jeff,

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Last week I was at SEMA and I'm just today returning to work.



It's possible the Griot's will be able to maintain pad rotation with the...
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