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Thought I would post a couple of pics of the gel coat rehab going on with my 2001 Hewes. The boat is a 2001. The color is dark green. I’m not a huge fan of the color but the more I polish it the darker it seems to get. Sometimes looking almost black.  Using 3m perfect and variable speed buffer 
 

 

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Looks awesome HoneyB!   Can you also buff out small surface scratches in the gel coat?  Rubbing compound maybe?  I'm not talking about my Redfisher, I have some surface scratching on my other boat I'd like to get rid of.

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If the surface is smooth it should buff out. If your fingernail gets caught in it  you might need to wet sand it. You can buy polish compounds with heavy grit  and work it up to finer polishes. The wool pad seems to work the best for me . 

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And a couple more pics. I had planned on painting the green to a different color on this boat but the more I polish it the more I like it. 

 

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I had planned on painting this boat with Awlgrip blue. But once I started polishing her out I like it a lot. When I get me some new Hewes decals she gonna be sexy.

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Alright HoneyB, boat is registered in Jersey and the trailer in Pennsylvania, which on is it?!! Also was the blue you were gonna paint it in order to match the nice pretty boat we see in the refelection? You can tell alot about a man in his newly polished boats refelection!:D

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42 minutes ago, MuddyBottomBluz said:

Alright HoneyB, boat is registered in Jersey and the trailer in Pennsylvania, which on is it?!! Also was the blue you were gonna paint it in order to match the nice pretty boat we see in the refelection? You can tell alot about a man in his newly polished boats refelection!:D

Ok Columbo :) what you see is not always as it seems. I did rescue this little Redfisher from the frigid waters of New Jersey. Documents indicate she spent some time in sunny Florida before heading to the fresh waters around Atlanta. She then was hauled north to spend a few years. Now she resides in Savannah Ga. Georgia numbers to be applied after the polishing is complete.

The potential color change was going to be the Stars and Stripes blue only because I think that is one of the best looking colors on the MBG boats that I have seen. This little Redfisher does have a big sister Maybe a cousin since she is a pathfinder, but she is not blue she is guide green and she’s quite the looker too. 

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Alright, I'll accept that answer! But do me a favor; don't leave town in case I need to ask you more questions!!!

By the way, nice boats and good job on the polishing, a lot of work but once you get the hang of it, it becomes much easier. 👍

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On 1/31/2020 at 4:39 PM, HoneyB said:

Ok Columbo :) 

 

Loved that show.  He always had the stinger question at the very end when the suspect thought he was leaving.  

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