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Buffing out hull marks

Postby josko » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:41 am

I'm hoping to buff out as many of last year's hull scuffs and scrapes as I can . Before I just put the buffer and some buffing compound to the hull, does anyone have any advice on the best way (and the best tool) to do this?

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Re: Buffing out hull marks

Postby Birdseye » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:11 pm

I've had good luck with the magic sponge. Works great. No buffing required.
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Re: Buffing out hull marks

Postby Mark » Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:49 pm

Dragging the boat down the beach works well, too.

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Re: Buffing out hull marks

Postby Johnysmoke » Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:05 pm

No need to buff plastic...

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Re: Buffing out hull marks

Postby Mark » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:22 pm

Now that the trolls have spoken, back to our regularly scheduled program...

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Re: Buffing out hull marks

Postby Chip » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:26 am

Birdseye wrote:I've had good luck with the magic sponge. Works great. No buffing required.

Are you talking about the Magic Eraser? If so, I tried one of those and it started to turn orange like the finish of my boat. There's some potent stuff in those things.
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Re: Buffing out hull marks

Postby kayakerjnj » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:09 pm

Josko,

Some buffing compound works well if the scuffing is deeper than a magic eraser will take out.

Ken Hartl aka Kayak Ken is our resident expert on boat building and repair. He's a true craftsman and would likely have several recommendations.

I'll ping him off line and try get you some suggestions.
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Re: Buffing out hull marks

Postby Birdseye » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:56 am

Chip wrote:
Birdseye wrote:I've had good luck with the magic sponge. Works great. No buffing required.

Are you talking about the Magic Eraser? If so, I tried one of those and it started to turn orange like the finish of my boat. There's some potent stuff in those things.


Yes, that's what I mean. I have not had that problem with my boat. Quality stuff those P&H Boats :D

I think we might use the generic ones, maybe they are less potent.
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Re: Buffing out hull marks

Postby Ken R » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:53 pm

Josko,
Did you ever get the answer you were looking for?
I have been cleaning, buffing and waxing boats since lead paint was legal.
I have all the equipment and supplies to make anything fiberglass sparkle and shine.
I can even reduce the drag on those plastic boats making them require 9 less strokes per mile
I am thinking about having a rainy Saturday or Sunday BYOB boat cleaning/cook out soon as soon as I put my skis away and dust off the kayak.
Anyone interested please let me know.
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Re: Buffing out hull marks

Postby norm » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:34 pm

I would definitely be interested in having you buff out all the scratches in my gel coat....

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Re: Buffing out hull marks

Postby lora925 » Wed May 01, 2013 7:09 am

I am interested.

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Re: Buffing out hull marks

Postby pat » Wed May 01, 2013 7:33 am

Ken R wrote:BYOB boat cleaning/cook out [ ... ] Anyone interested please let me know.

Well, I suppose it depends on what that last 'B' stands for.

Kidding - I'm interested.
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Re: Buffing out hull marks

Postby Ken R » Wed May 01, 2013 7:41 am

"B" stands for
Boat, Bear, Beverages
I have a commercial Buffer and a commercial Blender
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Re: Buffing out hull marks

Postby cgr » Wed May 01, 2013 7:58 am

pat wrote:
Ken R wrote:BYOB boat cleaning/cook out [ ... ] Anyone interested please let me know.

Well, I suppose it depends on what that last 'B' stands for.



'B' stands for bass

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Re: Buffing out hull marks

Postby KenW » Thu May 02, 2013 8:25 am

I would be interested also.

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Re: Buffing out hull marks

Postby Dalerks » Thu May 02, 2013 9:18 am

I would also be intersted
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Re: Buffing out hull marks

Postby kayakerjnj » Thu May 02, 2013 9:50 pm

Sounds like a blast, we can do some outfitting if folks are interested too.

Thanks Ken!
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Re: Buffing out hull marks

Postby Ken R » Thu May 02, 2013 10:06 pm

How does next Thursday afternoon sound with PPR @ Sandy's on Plymouth Beach?
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Re: Buffing out hull marks

Postby lora925 » Mon May 06, 2013 12:55 pm

I can't make it this Thursday sorry.

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Re: Buffing out hull marks

Postby Ken R » Mon May 06, 2013 1:35 pm

Jordan,
Sounds great
I would love your input and assistance on securing hip pads
I bought the kits last summer but I’ve only held it in with duct tape.
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Re: Buffing out hull marks

Postby kayakerjnj » Mon May 06, 2013 8:51 pm

Ken R wrote:Jordan,
Sounds great
I would love your input and assistance on securing hip pads
I bought the kits last summer but I’ve only held it in with duct tape.



Happy to help anytime you're ready :D
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Re: Buffing out hull marks

Postby KenW » Tue May 07, 2013 7:17 pm

I won't be able to make it Thursday.

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Re: Buffing out hull marks

Postby Ken R » Tue May 07, 2013 8:58 pm

Looks like rain, but I'll be around all afternoon. If anyone want to clean the boat and I'll compound it,, you apply the wax and I'll make it sparkle. PM me for directions.
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Re: Buffing out hull marks

Postby josko » Wed May 08, 2013 12:51 pm

I so wish I could make this, but it's just not in the cards. Thanks for offering Ken, and I'd be appreciative of any DIY instructions you could point me to.


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