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Old 12-26-2019, 10:08 PM
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Default Faded gelcoat after polishing? (Help)

There was a pretty bad and undesirable water stain under a through-hull drain. The stain was on the gelcoat. I decided to use meguiars marine polish with a meguiars foam pad. The stain is gone, but now the gelcoat looks faded. You can obviously see in the pics under the drain where I polished away the water stain. How do I get my nice white shine back? If you want pictures I will be happy to send them.
Old 12-27-2019, 01:50 AM
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Assume you re waxed the area after using the polish ?
Old 12-27-2019, 04:16 AM
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There is a cleaner wax that does both. Has a fine grit with wax sobits a one step process. Either way like said before, wax it. If it's not enough then you might need to buff.
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Hard to say without seeing pics. Is it oxidation that is giving it the faded look? If so you may need to use a more aggressive compound then polish and wax.

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