- Feb 6, 1998
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So I have started doing my boat and I have no idea how you got through it in 10 hours. Granted I wet sanded the entire hull, but so far I have only compounded the starboard side. It took me 3 hours to wet sand both sides and another 3 hours just to compound one side. I am going to easily break 20 hours for the whole job. I knew it was not going to be easy but my back and arms are screaming at me right now. Can't wait to be done but also am crying thinking of how much more work I have to do.It was about 10 hours over two days...2/3 of which was spent on the starboard side vs 1/3 on the port. Port came out better =)
@Maine Sail Do you clean the Awlgrip with "straight" Naphtha, i.e., not diluted?Wash with a good boat soap then wipe down with Naptha & many microfiber rags.. Naptha is commonly sold in hardware stores as VM&P Naptha. A mild but effective "solvent". This is my secret.... Works wonders on Awlgrip or Awlcraft too and infact this secret came from Awlgrip tech department after a debacle with some Awlcare that had gone bad. Gets rid of the old wax and much more.
Interesting, thanks. You just cut, buffed, polished and waxed over the dealer applied stickers you mean?I was able to remove the registration numbers using a heat gun, as for buffing and waxing I just went right over them.
Duly noted and thanks! Any way to know if wet sanding is necessary? Like I said, the hull is pretty chalky.Yes, I used the two cutting compounds and waxed over manufacturer applied decals and registration numbers / decals, as described by MaineSail, without damage. I also was very hesitant to run my buffer over those, but they did not seem to mind at all. I did not wet-sand as he also described as it was not necessary for my level of oxidation - that would be a different matter. By the way, when you are half-way through this, and your arms are about to fall off from hoisting that damn buffer, you will wonder why you started. Two minutes has never seemed so long as when you're moving a buffer around. I assure you, it is worth it and will last for years.