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RESTORE - ATION? MAYBE 04 Feb 2017 15:31 #70742

I think John C is right. The spots should be able to be blended in with maroon scotch-brite after you get the blue anodizing off. You could leave the finish like that, just like the factory made them without anodizing.
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RESTORE - ATION? MAYBE 04 Feb 2017 12:48 #70740

That's a good point. Get it back to the condition that YOU want it. Maybe once you get it seaworthy and enjoy it for a while, you can address the other issues.Remember the "one fork at a time" mantra. :)
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RESTORE - ATION? MAYBE 04 Feb 2017 03:26 #70739

John C... you are like a wise owl. :shades: (Steve....that was your cue to throw in the wise owl emoji.)
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RESTORE - ATION? MAYBE 04 Feb 2017 03:24 #70738

Thank you Loco. You are correct. My intention will be my guide.

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RESTORE - ATION? MAYBE 04 Feb 2017 02:46 #70736

So what are your intentions for this boat?
Will it be to restore and recondition it to be show piece or is it going to be a real functioning recreational toy that's used regularly?
The answer to this question should be your guide during this phase of the project.
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They appear to be spots that have been sanded/abraided in some way. Straps, covers, buckles, cushions, ropes, bumpers anything that was against the hull and repetitively moved back and forth, like when tied to a dock or while trailering at speed..

Might be sanded out, after removing the blue amodizing via Easy-Off and sunshine w a maroon skotch brite pad. From 220 thru 1000grit wet sanding will help hide the marks. But aluminum can be tricky to get perfect after surface 'damage'.

IMO, these (all?) boats have a history, scars and all. A polished hull w an occasional nick, scratch, imperfection or blem is still a great looking boat....
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RESTORE - ATION? MAYBE 04 Feb 2017 01:22 #70731

i think the birds down there are poopin acid......your havin a reacton.......just a thought....

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RESTORE - ATION? MAYBE 04 Feb 2017 00:31 #70723

What part of the boat are they on?


Mark - they are all over the exterior. More photos below. I would love to get all of the finish to the bare aluminum!!! It is beautiful when the sun glistens on it. I don't want it splotchy like this. And I don't want to repaint it. This struggle is REAL!






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RESTORE - ATION? MAYBE 04 Feb 2017 00:25 #70722

Was the boat once anodized blue? A lot of blue anodizing on these old boats will fade to a pale blue/white... It looks like in these spots you managed to remove the anodizing down to the bare aluminum.


Yes Steve. It was / is blue anodized. And now I notice in prior photos that these spots existed following the initial paint removal. I just don't know if they existed prior to my brother-in-law painting? Or if they resulted during the process of my paint removal. But from what I read on the complication of removing the anodized finish, I doubt the DAD's chemical I used would have caused these spots. If by chance it DID, then I need to keep it up!

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RESTORE - ATION? MAYBE 04 Feb 2017 00:20 #70721

This might be a dumb question... but heck if I care! What is this change that is happening to the surface of my boat? I am referring to these circles of shiny aluminum poking through the older matte finish.


My guess is you accidentally touched it while out in the yard. :lol:


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