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Not what I was hoping for polishing 04 Mar 2019 22:00 #93756

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There are a few polished boats here that started out anodized, so it can be done. I'm sure someone will ring in with what worked for them. I guess I'd expect an anodized boat to require a bit more aggressive sanding than 500 to get completely below the anodic layer down to a surface that could be mirror polished.



Just clean and bright looks nice too.

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Not what I was hoping for polishing 04 Mar 2019 19:14 #93754

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Looks good to me. I used to polish my boat until I ended up with 4 of them. Now I have just one polished boat and the rest I clean real good. Makes for a lot less black mess! You would think a polished boat would show up better on the water but we had an experience in my runabout that almost resulted in a head on collision. A bass boat was approaching us and I had a feeling he didn't see us so I got up on my knees and waved my arms. We both slowed down and as he passed he apologized and told me my boat was almost invisible from straight on. He wasn't a rookie. I started thinking about the water reflecting off of the hull and the angles of the hull and I'd have to agree that the boat blended with the water.
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Not what I was hoping for polishing 04 Mar 2019 18:13 #93752

Taking a break while skiing. Been polishing my formerly badly painted and anodized 57 Vagabond II. Finally got one side " done" and pushed it out of the garage and was disappointed in the results. Had to start the process with 500 grit to make any progress, then 800 , 1200, 2000, brown rouge, white, finish with Mother's. Out in the sun still seeing some swirls and not the bright mirror finish I see on boats on this forum. Guess I'll only be able to take it out on cloudy days!

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