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Forum: Pictures and Comments from Boat Detailing Projects 04-16-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 14,023
Posted By Mike Phillips
Re: Pictures: 16' Key Largo Center Console Boat Detailing Class with Marine 31

:D


Shared here,


https://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/boat-and-marine-craft-detailing/122869-marine-31-all-one.html
Forum: Ask Mike Phillips your Boat Detailing Questions 10-03-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,829
Posted By Mike Phillips
Re: Sanding disc question

About the only way to tell when a sanding disc is used-up or "spent" is to watch as you sand for slurry to appear. Slurry is the water and abraded gel-coat which makes a milky looking film on the...
Forum: Introduction Forum 08-22-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 62,895
Posted By Mike Phillips
Re: The Marine31Online Roll Call Thread

If you look above your post you'll see I've posted how-to article for working with pictures.


:)
Forum: Metal Polishing 08-22-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 22,210
Posted By Mike Phillips
Re: Before & After of polishing aluminum railing

For the record, all my pictures on this forum, the AGO forum and even the MOL forum still exist.

That's because I taught myself how to work with pictures on forum way back in 2002

I've...
Forum: Metal Polishing 08-22-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 22,210
Posted By Mike Phillips
Re: Before & After of polishing aluminum railing

Where did you "host" them?

Here's the code for one of the pictures missing above...

...
Forum: Pictures and Comments from Boat Detailing Projects 04-30-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 8,406
Posted By Mike Phillips
Pictures: 2018 Boat Detailing Class at Autogeek

Pictures: 2018 Boat Detailing Class at Autogeek


I shared the full write-up with over 200 pictures on AutogeekOnline.net, where I usually post, here's the link.

Pictures: 2018 Boat...
Forum: Pictures and Comments from Boat Detailing Projects 03-23-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 45,792
Posted By Mike Phillips
Re: How to wetsand, cut and buff a gel-coat boat

Thanks...

I machine polish everything...

. :fisherman:
Forum: Introduction Forum 01-31-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 10,677
Posted By Mike Phillips
Re: Pontoons to a Mirror Finish

You can, but you'll need some type of cleaner/soap to help cut through the oily film on the surface as water pressure alone may not cut it.

I don't - I just use a lot of low-end utility...
Forum: Ask Mike Phillips your Boat Detailing Questions 01-31-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,782
Posted By Mike Phillips
Re: Aluminum Pontoon Boat - Before & After

When it comes to the pads - the only fix I know of is to switch to clean dry pads, this means having plenty to draw from.

Sorry... I just don't know of a way to clean an "aluminum dirty pad"...
Forum: Ask Mike Phillips your Boat Detailing Questions 01-31-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 10,109
Posted By Mike Phillips
Re: Substitute pad cleaner while I'm waiting for my marine31 order

Wow!

You posted this in May of 2017 - that's about 8 months ago....

Sorry I never read or replied to this question....

I've never been one to be known as slack in replying but work...
Forum: Ask Mike Phillips your Boat Detailing Questions 01-31-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,153
Posted By Mike Phillips
Re: Hazing effect after Finesse it ll

YES!

I DEFINITELY SEE A DIFFERENCE WHEN USING A 21MM LONG THROW POLISHER TO DO THE FINISHING STEP.

I use the RUPES BigFoot 21 with their blue aggressive foam cutting pad and their Diamond...
Forum: Metal Polishing 01-31-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,176
Posted By Mike Phillips
Re: Boat railing pad size?

When you say flybridge railing, do you mean railing that has a chrome surface or something else?


:)
Forum: Ask Mike Phillips your Boat Detailing Questions 01-31-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,987
Posted By Mike Phillips
Re: What to use for 2nd year?

Sorry for the delay, been a tick busy and mostly posting to AGO


:)
Forum: Ask Mike Phillips your Boat Detailing Questions 01-31-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,536
Posted By Mike Phillips
Re: Product suggestions and coverage

I can only answer for myself and I do apologize but I was a tick busy the last few months.


:(
Forum: Boat Detailing 101 08-29-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 24,337
Posted By Mike Phillips
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: 22,332
Posted By Mike Phillips
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: 22,332
Posted By Mike Phillips
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: 11,495
Posted By Mike Phillips
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: 4
Views: 10,677
Posted By Mike Phillips
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: 6
Views: 10,153
Posted By Mike Phillips
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: 6
Views: 10,153
Posted By Mike Phillips
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: 6
Views: 10,153
Posted By Mike Phillips
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: 6
Views: 10,153
Posted By Mike Phillips
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: 11,495
Posted By Mike Phillips
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: 22,332
Posted By Mike Phillips
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. ...
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