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what is up everybody I feel like we’re zoomed no we’re not we’re not zoomed in all right so I just got done fishing filming a bunch of stuff for the ACC crappie sips giveaway you can check that video out I think I’ll post this after that one if not then I’m just going to edit this whole part out so yesterday i waxed the one side of my boat and I figured you know what I’m gonna do a video on this and by no means my professional at this but I needed to remove some oxidation it’s not heavy it’s it’s just light on the boat but I asked a bunch of people on different forums kind of how to go about it so here’s what they said and this is basically what I did step one wet sanding okay so for the wet sanding part because I didn’t have that heavy of oxidation I only have I only use two different grits I started with the 1,000 grit and then I bumped it the finishing one was the 2000 grit now I know I’ve seen some videos if you have heavier oxidation some guys are starting that with 800 grit then they go to 1200 and then they finish off with something like a 2,000 or 3,000 or something higher than this 2,000 but I didn’t have that much so just for the wet sanding part I’m just going to use these two and of course it’s a sanding sponge and some water and a little bit of dish soap the dish soap I’ve heard loosens up any of the the clear coat stuff or any of the oxidation that gets caught in the sandpaper so and then I’ve done the the one side of my boat already and it works so I would do recommend using a little bit of dish soap it helps the sandpaper glide a little better plus you can you can definitely tell when the the gel coat kind of evens up or smooths up after you go from this to this this this takes out the scratches that your lower grits will put into the gel coat so this one you’ll definitely notice that soap will really help smooth out areas when you’re using your higher-end grits so I did want to make note before I start sanding I didn’t see a whole lot of videos talking about this it was like how do you know when to stop sanding so on this boat it’s slightly oxidized if it’s heavier oxidized boat I’ll talk about that first if it’s a heavier oxidized boat you’ll start sanding you’ll see kind of a brown or maybe a black or depending on the color that you’re gonna see that’s the color that’s gonna come out but the dirt will come out as brown now once you hit the actual gel coat once you hit the actual gel coat then it comes out as white so that’s how I knew kind of okay I can stop sanding with a thousand grit which is my first grit that I was using and then I can start I can wipe that down with a damp towel clear that off and then start with a 2,000 grit and the 2,000 grit I knew how to stop that was just based on feel after doing the one side of my boat it felt a lot smoother when I after I had sanded an area with a 2,000 grit than when I started with the 2,000 grit and I think that’s just more of a feel thing and you can kind of wipe it off and feel it with your hand if you got any scratches or bumps that you needed to take care of so that’s how I took care of it okay so to start off I’m just gonna start with this this back corner here and I as you can see first thing you probably want to do is wipe it down I haven’t wiped it down yet so you guys there’s a little bit of dirt here but as you can see that it’s needs some oxidation going on it’s not heavy it’s just light that’s why I’m only using a thousand grit to start and then I’m gonna go to 2,000 to get that all done down the back I got to wipe it down I’ve already had the boat out once but I got to wipe it down so let’s just start by wiping it down with just a wet rag or I guess you can spray on some hall cleaner some star Brite I’ll show you that spray that on here just to get all the grit off so once we’ll get that all sanded up and then we’ll jump into the actual waxing part alright so forgot to mention when I started this make sure you this is the 3m make sure you get the wet or dry and paper not just a dry sandpaper you got to be able to get this wet also these come in sheets that look about this size I tear them in half so they actually fit around the wet sponge like that make sure you always keep this nice and wet don’t want to burn through your gel coat alright so to start this off we’re gonna clean this off first hold on I recommend using a scratch free towel I’m just gonna take a little bit of soap water

here wipe this off you get whatever the heavy dirt is off so you’re not sanding it into your gel coat as soon as I wiped it off the oxidation came back so definitely needs to be wet sanded and waxed a little bit so let’s start with the first wet sanding this is the thousand grit wet sand wet/dry sandpaper just got to dip it a little bit in the water here slowly sand in circles you got a power sandal there’s probably a lot easier just be careful on the RPMs probably stick with lower rpms so you just don’t want to burn through your gel coat and always make sure it’s stays wet it definitely takes a little bit of elbow grease unless you got a power sander or something like that but as you notice here it’s starting to get a little white and that’s a combination of both the gelcoat cometh the oxidation coming out of the gel coat and then a little bit of dish soap that we put in this so I’m gonna give it a little more a little more sanding here and then I’ll go to I’m going to wipe it down and then go to a 2,000 grit now I’m gonna wipe it down do whatever dirts left on there and it’s definitely gonna look a little hazy cuz you just sanded it okay so don’t worry about that and then we’re gonna go – you actually feel it it’s gonna look it’s gonna feel a little rough might feel some scratches in there but that’s gonna come out with the mm great which is what we’re gonna use next right so now that we kind of wiped it off a little bit clean it up we’re gonna apply the 200 grit sandpaper wet dry and just kind of smooth out any scratches that the 1,000 grit left behind and really clean this up again dip it in your soap water and that mm griddle really start to feel smooth once you’ve got cleaned up any scratches that 1000 grit left so it’s really starting to glide a lot easier right now so I’m gonna sand it a little bit more and then I’m gonna wipe it down and we can start the whole rubbing compound polishing compound and the wax to really make this shape think Shina all right it looks like I got a little on the lens so I’m gonna clean the lens off and then I’m going to wipe this down get this cleared up so I’ll do that first I’ll clean the lens off now they’ll still be a haze and that’s okay because that’ll get taken care of with our compound with our compound and our polishing and then the final acts phase so I’m gonna clean that lens off so now that we got this cleaned up I do have to say a couple things you preferably you want to do this on a cloudy day or in a garage it’s more broke it’s going on Memorial Day weekend here so I just wanted to get this thing shined up but that’s what you probably want to do also if you’re wet sitting you probably don’t want to do it in a driveway that you care about cuz the white the white stuff that drips off from the gel coat may or may not stain I haven’t figured that one out yet I know I’m gonna have to wash this trailer because it’s got a bunch of white powder on it I think it’ll wash off but just be careful and so let’s get into the actual waxing process how to polish this gel coat back up to make it shine again so I got three different products here from Turtle Wax the first one is the rubbing compound it’s a heavy duty cleaner the next one I’m gonna use is the polishing compound and then I’m gonna finally get this thing all nice and shiny with the hard shell this is the wax that turtle shell has and also make sure they have these scratch free towels you can buy those along with it I do record recommend those get those damp that helps you clear off any compound the rubbing and the polishing compound and then I recommend getting a micro fleece towel to rub off the waxing compound that that the final phase of this thing it really helps shine this thing up so let’s just start with the rubbing compound here also you might need to buy some of these pads that come these don’t come with it the the hard shell comes with a polishing pad but you’ll probably need to pick up some other polishing pads unless you have them so the rubbing compound it’s the brown one else it says rubbing compound on the front just gonna scoop something on there like that and I’m gonna smear it across here and slowly rub it in

buff this thing in if you have a unlucky electric buffer sand or whatever you want to call them I’ve seen some videos I do recommend looking up the instructions I worked what to use them on what rpms to use them at some of them I’ve heard anywhere between 600 to start with and then you work your way up to eleven dot 1,200 rpms to really rub this stuff in both the rubbing compound and the polishing compound but again I’d look up the specs that I’m sure Turtle Wax has something on our website of what rpms to run so if you’re using an electric buffer there are power buffer I do recommend looking up the RPMs you should run this I’m not too worried about burning through the gel coat by hand as long as I get a bunch of this on here I’m just gonna rub it in so it kind of clears up a little bit it’ll still be brown and I’m gonna let it sit for a little bit not too long and I’ll wipe it off with a damp towel one of those scratch-free towels alright this is fairly dry now so I’m gonna just gonna take a wet I’m just gonna take a damp cloth here and wipe it off it should come off fairly easily with a wet towel all right now we’re going to start with the polishing compound and this is the white one looks white on the inside and again you’re gonna have to get a polishing pad for these I think they’re thinking buy them in a three pack they’re like four or five bucks something like that and we’re gonna do the same process that we did the rubbing compound put it in alright then you want to let this set up to dry a little bit and do the same thing with the damp towel wipe it off and then we’ll get to the final phase of the put the wax on well now that this is all dried up we’re gonna wipe it down with a damp rag again Brett it looks better already but yeah put the final touches the waxing the turtle hardshell comes in this the turtle hard shell it does come with a polishing pad like I said so what you’re gonna do is you’re gonna take that polishing pad a little bit of wax on there and rub it in just like you did the other comp rubbing compound in the polishing compound they’re gonna let this set up to dry and when it dry it usually took took me about five to ten minutes to let this set up to get a nice haze before we wipe it off with our micro fleece towel so I’m gonna let this get to nice haze might do a time-lapse I don’t really know you don’t like cue time-lapse all right nice little time-lapse are for you so this is really hazed up on me it’s dry I guess it’s just starting to fall off with my fingers here so I’m gonna take a micro fleece towel just rub it off you might want to dance it damp towel a little bit this looks like it’s coming off pretty good and it’s putting a really nice shine on it I can already tell haven’t even got all the wax off yet and you can already tell the difference between this top and the bottom that I haven’t even done anything to yet but all I’ll remove this tag and get you a really good look it’s before it after okay so let’s get it before and after look here oh that’s better you can really tell the difference I know there’s this white line here but this is the oxidize side it’s not heavy oxidation but it’s enough to really make it make a difference look at that perfect alright so I’m gonna finish up the rest of this boat hopefully this helps this little tutorial I guess you’d call it I don’t know it’s the first time ever doing it actually second time I did this one side of the boat already so this is my second time doing this I will say if you have a heavily oxidized boat got a B or something on me you have a heavily oxidized boat the wet sanding portion it’s going to take a lot longer than what I did okay I only have a slightly oxidized kind of gel coat so it didn’t take a whole lot of wet sanding and it just took a little bit honestly I probably could have gotten away with just the rubbing compound polishing in the waxing part but wet sanding does help clear up that gel coat if you do have a heavy gel coat it’s going to take some time so definitely plan your day out might take an entire weekend I know this side of the boat that I did already I mean out this said that’s how the boat took me a good four four to five hours

so definitely plan your weekend out or during the winter time if you don’t want to do it during the summer it’s going to take some time so hopefully this helps as always be sure to like and share that video if you’re not a subscriber below the video there’s a red subscribe button and click that also at the end of the video you’ll see my face holding the crappie you can click on that to subscribe also if you want to win a kid’s rod check out the link below watch that video do what that video says enter a chance to win a kid’s fishing rod buy acc crappie sticks calm alright we’ll see ya

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