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Post by xFORBESx » 30 May 2018, 19:47

So I bought my boat a few years ago from a duck hunter that wanted it all came, so he stuck camp vinyl all over it, and painted the transom, and now green. I'm in the process of removing the vinyl, and was wondering what you guys use to strip the paint off the aluminum? And what's your favorite aluminum cleaner, and buffing compound?Image

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Post by xFORBESx » 07 Jun 2018, 21:54

This is what I started with. An ugly vinyl camoImage

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Post by xFORBESx » 07 Jun 2018, 21:54

What I had after pali g the vinyl off 2" at a timeImage

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Post by xFORBESx » 07 Jun 2018, 21:56

And started using the napa brand aluminum brightner. Really cleaned alot of crud offImageImage

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Post by xFORBESx » 07 Jun 2018, 22:03

Decided while I was at it, I'd give the trailer some TLC, so the boat got hung in the garage. Trailer got wire wheeled, painted, new bunks, and tail lights.ImageImage

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Post by xFORBESx » 07 Jun 2018, 22:04

And a little polish, shes ready to shine!Image

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Post by thedude » 07 Jun 2018, 22:09

Great progress! Stock up on elbow grease! Or are you cheating and using a buffer?

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Post by xFORBESx » 07 Jun 2018, 23:06

thedude wrote:Great progress! Stock up on elbow grease! Or are you cheating and using a buffer?
Buffer, and elbow grease. I like to cheat a little bit

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Post by overboard » 08 Jun 2018, 09:55

That polish really looks like it does the job, I tried to look on the NAPA website for the blue can and didn't see it, what exactly did you use.
That's a nice looking setup, ENJOY!

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Post by xFORBESx » 08 Jun 2018, 15:44

Both were picked up at my local napaImage

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Post by overboard » 08 Jun 2018, 21:23

Thank you! I just saw the blue can sitting on the boat and thought that was the only thing that you used.

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Post by xFORBESx » 11 Jun 2018, 21:24

Summer project is almost done, just needs new fenders. Interior redesign will start this winterImageImage

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Post by Whitaker201 » 15 Jun 2018, 09:22

Great job on the restoration!
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Post by xFORBESx » 15 Jun 2018, 15:23

Whitaker201 wrote:Great job on the restoration!
Thank you, still a lot I want to get done but, it's getting there slowly.

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