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How to wetsand, cut and buff a gel-coat boat
Old 05-06-2014, 02:09 PM   #11
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This is the flash off my camera, if you look closely you can see my outline in the hull... (barely)





























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Old 05-06-2014, 02:10 PM   #12
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Here's some shots of the products we used...

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Flex PE 14 Rotary Buffer & Flex 3401 Forced Rotation and Forced Oscillation Polisher





Rupes TA50 Mini Sander (used as a Mini Polisher)













Porter Cable 7424XP











Rupes for Machine Damp Sanding
And to machine sand the black gel-coat hull, we used the Rupes 5" #3000 grit discs, 5" Rupes Interface Pads and the Rupes Duetto.








The Rupes Duetto 12mm Orbital Polisher or Orbital Sander



Close-up pictures of the new Rupes Duetto 12mm Orbital Polisher



I think this is the the first boat machine sanded using the Rupes Duetto and Rupes sanding discs in the United States? And documented?


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Old 06-11-2014, 12:29 PM   #13
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Mike,
In the photo's of the guys working on the Eisenglass it appears they may have used more than one type of pad. Do you recall which pad(s) were used and what product you used on the Eisenglass?

Whatever it was it seemed to do a very nice job cleaning/clearing up and restoring the clarity of the Eisenglass.
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Mike,
In the photo's of the guys working on the Eisenglass it appears they may have used more than one type of pad. Do you recall which pad(s) were used and what product you used on the Eisenglass?

Whatever it was it seemed to do a very nice job cleaning/clearing up and restoring the clarity of the Eisenglass.
Both pads were polishing pads, one was open cell the other was Hydro-Tech.


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Old 06-17-2014, 04:30 PM   #15
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What product(s) did you use on the pads?
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Very nice write up Mike, liked the polishing of the plastic glass, never thought about doing that.
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Very nice write up Mike, liked the polishing of the plastic glass, never thought about doing that.

Thanks...

I machine polish everything...

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