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Old 05-08-2015, 03:31 PM   #1
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What makes Buff Magic so special? Why do many boat manufactures choose our product to finish the fiberglass in their facilities? How does Buff Magic work?

John Greviskis from Ship Shape TV had the same question for us. Here is the link to the video that answers these questions and more: http://shurhold.com/article/marine/b...-floor-to-diy/

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interested in your product - i am not a detailer, nor do i play one on TV - and i would REALLY love to avoid the $$$ it's going to cost me to hire one - but i may just lean that direction if this is the way the conversation goes.

I just picked up a new-to-me Wellcraft Eclipse 233 - and you can see in the picture, the green lines are faded and chaulky, and thats the "general" color of the boat. Is there a way to get this all back to "showroom shine" again? Or based on the age etc i'm going to have to deal with a the dullness of it?

I've seen a few different kits/ideas that range from a wet-sanding, followed by a compounding, followed by a polish, and then a good waxing (hence why the detailers probably charge so much) - which of these steps does your "buff magic" remove? Will i get the same quality as the 3 or 4 step? is a Wax still needed?

If you believe your product will get me back to that "showroom shine" i'll give it a shot and post up results.

Thank you in advance

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interested in your product - i am not a detailer, nor do i play one on TV - and i would REALLY love to avoid the $$$ it's going to cost me to hire one - but i may just lean that direction if this is the way the conversation goes.

I just picked up a new-to-me Wellcraft Eclipse 233 - and you can see in the picture, the green lines are faded and chaulky, and thats the "general" color of the boat. Is there a way to get this all back to "showroom shine" again? Or based on the age etc i'm going to have to deal with a the dullness of it?

I've seen a few different kits/ideas that range from a wet-sanding, followed by a compounding, followed by a polish, and then a good waxing (hence why the detailers probably charge so much) - which of these steps does your "buff magic" remove? Will i get the same quality as the 3 or 4 step? is a Wax still needed?

If you believe your product will get me back to that "showroom shine" i'll give it a shot and post up results.

Thank you in advance

I would give it a shot. The one suggestion I would offer is to follow the instructions to the tee. I have used this on two boats that were fairly heavily oxidized. The first one came out great, the second no so much. I forgot to use a lower speed on the second one.
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I know that boat well. I owned a 1991 back in 1992. It was identical to yours but with red stripes which is the worst color for fading. IMHO, you are fighting a losing battle with those stripes. Mine seemed to fade on a daily basis and eventually has the stripes "painted". That boat taught me a lesson in that red is horrible for fading and white is right on a boat. Being you are in NH, you may have a better experience than I did down here in Florida. We had a lot of good times on that boat. Plenty fast, looks good, spent a lot of nights on it. It was the last non-fishing boat I owned. Good luck with it.
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I know that boat well. I owned a 1991 back in 1992. It was identical to yours but with red stripes which is the worst color for fading. IMHO, you are fighting a losing battle with those stripes. Mine seemed to fade on a daily basis and eventually has the stripes "painted". That boat taught me a lesson in that red is horrible for fading and white is right on a boat. Being you are in NH, you may have a better experience than I did down here in Florida. We had a lot of good times on that boat. Plenty fast, looks good, spent a lot of nights on it. It was the last non-fishing boat I owned. Good luck with it.
Well, we are actually in the same boat (pun intended) I'm in Sarasota. The boat is kept in high and dry storage. And has been for all the years of its life. It was only on the trailer for transport. So, hopefully that'll help with keeping the shine.

It's not the green that so much bothers me. That I expect to be faded to some degree after this many years. But the white has the same lack luster color as well. I know it's hard to tell without eyes or hands on the boat. But, considering the new sponsor to the forum, I'm happy to try and endorse the product if they'll say it'll do the job. Shoot, I'll even pick up their fancy buffin machine.

But I don't want to pick it up if it's more of a "maintenance" product compared to a "restore" product. Hopefully that makes sense.
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interested in your product - i am not a detailer, nor do i play one on TV - and i would REALLY love to avoid the $$$ it's going to cost me to hire one - but i may just lean that direction if this is the way the conversation goes.

I just picked up a new-to-me Wellcraft Eclipse 233 - and you can see in the picture, the green lines are faded and chaulky, and thats the "general" color of the boat. Is there a way to get this all back to "showroom shine" again? Or based on the age etc i'm going to have to deal with a the dullness of it?

I've seen a few different kits/ideas that range from a wet-sanding, followed by a compounding, followed by a polish, and then a good waxing (hence why the detailers probably charge so much) - which of these steps does your "buff magic" remove? Will i get the same quality as the 3 or 4 step? is a Wax still needed?

If you believe your product will get me back to that "showroom shine" i'll give it a shot and post up results.

Thank you in advance
M.A.CCruiser,

First, congratulations on your boat purchase! Now let's get it shined up. You don't have to be a detailer to restore your boat. All it takes is a little hard work and the right tools. To make your Wellcraft shine like new, your going to have to compound or wet sand. Wet Sanding is skill that takes time to master, and if your unfamiliar with the process or don't have the right tools you can do some significant damage. The alternative is to compound and polish. This is where our Buff Magic really stands out. It is a variable grit compound, which means it starts very coarse and thins out as you work it in. The idea is a one step compound that will leave your surface just as good as a multistep process. We think you'll like what you see if you try it on the Wellcraft.

Next you will want to seal the finish with a wax. With your boat fully buffed, a coat of our Pro Polish will protect it for several months. The idea is to reapply the Pro Polish every few months to continue to protect the new finish. As long as you maintain a good wax layer, your boat should stay at its best.

If you want how-to instructions, we offer a variety of instructional videos at http://shurhold.com/clean-n-simple-tips/ Best of luck on the Wellcraft, let us know how it goes!
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Old 05-12-2015, 02:35 PM   #7
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thanks - i'll give it a whirl!

how much is normally used on a job that size? dont want to order one can and need 2 haha
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Buff Magic has no fillers - a little goes a long way. I would be surprised if you use more than one of our 22oz jars. The same is true with our Pro Polish. If your doing just the hull/bow, one bottle should be enough. If you plan to wax the brightwork, cockpit, etc, you may need two bottles.
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Here is a shot after one coat of buff magic on my boat.

Buff Magic by Herb Michelli, on Flickr
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Here is a shot after one coat of buff magic on my boat.

Buff Magic by Herb Michelli, on Flickr
looks great. hoping for similar results myself with buff magic I bought today. thankfully it was internet purchase so I didn't have to actually do anything today.
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I used a wool pad on my porter cable. if you use the wool pad, remember to use a hard brush or something to clean it after you buff a section.
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That ProLine is looking good! Nice to see a reflection again.
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**Question**

Have a tub of the buff magic and it is about a year old now and has completely liquefied. Is that normal?
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Have a tub of the buff magic and it is about a year old now and has completely liquefied. Is that normal?
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It can happen. Different chemicals can settle to create a soupy mix. Try stirring it thoroughly. It should return to its original consistency. If not, we will get you a new can.
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Can I use Buff Magic to polish my anodized aluminum tower?
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www.shurhold.com website is down?!...
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No. Anodized Aluminum does not react well with compounds and will leave a dull, scratched finish.
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Going to do a quick revive here - I'm a year from my last compound/polish/wax that I did with meguiers.... I was happy, but not thrilled. Yesterday I got buff magic, pro polish, pro pads, and compounding pads... So the next non-rainy weekend the boat is going to get a buff magic work over.

I should pre-empt and say she doesn't look too bad to start (rackominium storage keeps the gelcoat from getting beat up) but that reflective shine is gone - and I want it back.

Quick question about the wool compounding pads.... They seem to be very "fuzzy". Like I took them out of the package and it was like petting my shedding dog... Should you wash them before use? Or just go at it?

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Great question. With any wool pad, you need to "fluff" it first. Put the pad on the machine, set it at its lowest speed, and run the pad over a stiff brush or spur. This will remove all the loose fibers. Good luck!
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